India’s top premium sports broadcasting network, Sony Sports Network has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023.
The tournament is all set to begin in Ranchi tomorrow, i.e., October 27, and will conclude on November 5, 2023. Additionally, Sony’s OTT service, SonyLIV will offer live streaming of the games.
Following the Asian Games 2022, Sony Sports Network, as part of its dedication to providing some of the greatest action from the Indian sports scene, will continue to feature some of the top international action involving Indian athletes with the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy.
The Asian regional competition will include 20 matches and will involve India, Japan, China, Malaysia, Korea, and Thailand. The event will begin on October 27, 2023, at 4 PM IST with an encounter between Japan and Malaysia, whereas the Indian Women’s Hockey Team, led by Savita Punia, is scheduled to play its inaugural match against Thailand on the same day at 8:30 PM IST.
With Asian Games gold medalist China also in the mix, the Indian team will want to put on a better performance in their home country and take the trophy for the first time since 2016.
Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer – Distribution & International Business and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, said, “After the medal-winning performance of our women’s team at the Hangzhou, Asian Games, it gives us immense pleasure that we are getting another opportunity to bring high-octane field-hockey action to the fans with the best from Asia battling it out for glory at the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy and that too in India. We are looking forward to a successful tournament and hope that we will be able to attract a new set of fans to the sport.”
Padma Shri Dr Dilip Tirkey, President, Hockey India, commented, “We are delighted to have Sony Sports Network as the official broadcaster for Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi 2023. The women’s team has had a successful campaign in Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games winning the bronze medal and will continue to strive for better in this tournament. Hockey fans will be delighted to watch leading Asian countries vying for top honours in this tournament and with Sony Sports Network on board, we urge everyone to watch our team fight for glory.”