Sony Sports Network is all set to broadcast the year’s second Grand Slam event, Roland-Garros 2022 which is scheduled to begin on May 22. The sports broadcasting company is going all out with the live television coverage in four languages.
For the very first time in India, viewers will be able to watch the Roland Garros in their preferred language which includes English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu, on SONY SIX, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 3, and SONY TEN 4, respectively. The Grand Slam event will also be live-streamed on the company’s OTT platform, SonyLIV.
Sony Sports Network will offer audiences an unprecedented spectator experience of the premier event, with comprehensive coverage of the tournament in four languages and a live studio show. Extraaa Serve, the broadcaster’s premier show for Grand Slam competitions, will return for the tournament.
Sarthak Lal will host the show, which will include expert panellists such as Olympian Somdev Devvarman, Davis Cup player Purav Raja, and former tennis player Gaurav Natekar. Manish Batavia, Atish Thukral, and Gaurav Natekar will provide Hindi commentary on SONY TEN 3 channels. Current Indian players Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Arun Venugopal will provide Tamil commentary, while Asian Games medalists Vishnu Vardhan and Sandeep Kumar will provide Telugu commentary.
Tennis fans have always been drawn to Roland Garros because it is the only Grand Slam where they can see the world’s finest players compete on clay. While Rafael Nadal is the undisputed king of clay, last year’s winner Novak Djokovic will also look to defend his title and join the former in the 21 Grand Slam winners club.
Apart from the two tennis legends, Carlos Alcaraz has piqued the interest of enthusiasts with his outstanding performances. World No. 1 Iga Swiatek will compete against Barbora Krejcikova and Paula Badosa in the women’s matches, hoping to extend her stunning performance and win her second Grand Slam title. Top-seeded Indian players such as Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza will also compete in the prestigious tournament.
Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head, Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, said, “Sony Sports Network has been a premier destination for tennis fans in India and with Roland-Garros 2022 we intend to bring the best of the international tournaments to a larger audience base across the country. We are proud to announce that for the first time in India, the Roland Garros will be broadcast in four languages, English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Our viewers will be able to watch the tournament in a language of their choice. The tournament has also received a great response from advertisers with nine brands onboard and more in the pipeline.”
For the tournament, Sony Sports Network has attracted a large number of sponsors, including Hyundai, Amul, Rolex, Apple, 1x News, Target One, Fairplay News, Lottoland, and Dafa News.