Viacom18 Open Their Innings as New Home of Indian Cricket with 3-Match ODI Series against Australia
After getting the exclusive media rights for BCCI International and Domestic Matches, Viacom18 revealed its plans for the three-ODI series between India and Australia starting on September 22.
JioCinema will show the first foreign show in the rights cycle for free in 11 different languages. The series will be shown live on Colours Tamil (Tamil), Colours Bangla Cinema (Bengali), Colours Kannada Cinema (Kannada), Colours Cineplex Superhits (Hindi), Sports18 – 1 SD, and Sports18 – 1 HD (English).
Both teams are very interested in this match because it will help them build momentum before the 50-over World Cup.
The expert panel for the series across languages will include Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Aakash Chopra, Nikhil Chopra, Amit Mishra, Anirudha Srikkanth, Abhinav Mukund, Hanuma Vihari, Venkatpathy Raju, Sarandeep Singh, Reetinder Singh Sodhi, Rahul Sharma, VRV Singh, Kiran More, Sheldon Jackson, Bhargav Bhatt, Jatin Paranjpe, Shreevats Goswami, VA Jagadeesh among others.
After the TATA IPL 2023 broke all records and reached levels of engagement, viewership, and concurrency that had never been seen before, JioCinema will give viewers their favourite sport for free in a way they have never seen before.
People will be able to watch the limited-overs games in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.
"The 3-match ODI series between India and Australia will give viewers a look at what is undoubtedly the new home of Indian cricket, and with that responsibility, we will continue to bring about a paradigm shift in the way people watch sports," said Viacom18 – Sports CEO Anil Jayaraj.
"We always try to give fans what they love most in ways they have never seen before. Digital lets us keep pushing the limits, and when combined with linear/offline TV, we will show BCCI events on a scale that has never been seen before."
For a better live-viewing experience, the series will be streamed in 4K on JioCinema, and fans will be able to take part in the famous contest Jeeto Dhan Dhana Dhan, in which they make predictions and try to win prizes. Jeeto Dhan Dhana Dhan was first used during the 2023 TATA IPL, and it was a huge hit.
Tens of thousands of people won fun prizes, and over 60 finalists drove away in a premium hatchback. Many people from India's heartlands told moving stories about how getting the car changed their lives.
People can keep watching their favourite games if they download JioCinema (iOS and Android). Fans can follow Sports18 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube and JioCinema on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to get the latest information, news, scores, and videos.
DATE MATCH TIMINGS VENUE
September 22 1st ODI 12:30 PM PCA Stadium, Mohali
September 24 2nd ODI 12:30 PM Holkar Stadium, Indore
September 27 3rd ODI 12:30 PM SCA Stadium, Rajkot