The Ultimate Sports Quiz (USQ) will debut on the Sony Sports Network on June 5, 2022, at 1:00 PM, and will air every Saturday and Sunday thereafter. Renowned cricket commentator, Harsha Bhogle will make his return as a quiz show host with this show.
The USQ is a national Inter-School Sports Quiz. The edition in 2022 will feature 27 schools from 22 different cities all over the country. The quiz gives sports-loving students a one-of-a-kind chance to test their understanding against some of the best quizzing minds and bring glory to their university.
Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, commented, “We are delighted to bring back the sports quiz genre to television. What better destination for a sports quiz show than a sports channel with a dedicated following. Quiz shows attract a great audience because viewers love tracking and trying to put themselves in the participants shoes and guess the answers. Harsha Bhogle’s charming personality paired with brilliant hosting skills will keep the audiences glued to the television and asking for more.”
Pratik Gosar, Founder & CEO, VUSport, said, “Quiz shows were a rage in the 90s and early 2000s, and we have all grown up being glued to our television screens predicting the answers to multiple questions. Being a sports enthusiast, bringing back a sports quiz show was the only logical step for us. And partnering with a leading broadcaster like Sony Sports Network will give us an ideal platform to reach millions of sports fans across the nation and help us revive the sports quiz genre.”
Harsha Bhogle, Indian Cricket Commentator, said, “It was such a delight to host the inaugural edition of the national-level inter-school sports quiz. It took me back so many years and brought so many wonderful memories back. These kids are not only some of the brightest minds of the country, but also huge sports fans.”
The contest also intends to assist grassroots sports growth by granting total prize money of Rs. 1 Crore to the winning schools for the development of sporting facilities at their respective schools. Aside from that, DreamSetGo will provide the winners with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a sporting event of their choice anywhere in the world.