Sony Sports Network will broadcast the highly anticipated Grand Slam event, Australian Open 2022. The competition will be aired live on SONY SIX, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 3 and SONY TEN 4 channels. The tournament commences on January 17, 2022. The Indian fans can enjoy the live-action between top-seeded players on SONY TEN 3 channel in Hindi and on SONY SIX, SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 4 channels in English. The year’s first Grand Slam can be live-streamed on the network’s OTT platform, SonyLIV.
With the live studio show, EXTRAAA SERVE, which will be presented by Sarthak Lal and Arpit Sharma, Sony Sports Network will provide an emphatic experience of the competition. The live studio show will provide in-depth knowledge of the game. EXTRAAA SERVE’s panel will consist the former tennis players like Purav Raja, Somdev Devvarman and Gaurav Natekar along with the on-ground reporter Adriano Del Monte. Atish Thukral, Manish Batavia and Gaurav Natekar will provide the Hindi commentary on SONY TEN 3 channels.
Australian Open 2022 will witness World No.1 Ash Barty aim to become the first local player to win Australian Open singles in 44 years. Naomi Osaka, the defending champion is likely to return to grab her fifth career major singles title. Rafael Nadal will return to action for the first time since August and will aim to register his 21st career major singles titles. The tournament will also witness the presence of Indian players like Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.
The Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, Rajesh Kaul, said, “Australian Open is the first and most competitive tennis Grand Slam of the calendar year as it sees participation from the best tennis players from across the globe. There is already a lot of talk about the tournament amongst the advertisers as we have received tremendous response from various sectors like tech, automobile, FMCG and more. We aim to showcase and bring real-time action from the courts and this year with our Hindi and English feeds along with our studio show, EXTRAAA SERVE that will also take the tournament to a wider audience in India.”