Starting January 8, ‘The Game’, the sports news show on Times Now, has begun to sport a fresh look. Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar kicked off the new series, which attempts to chart India’s course of action for the Cricket World Cup 2007.
The show will be filled with breaking stories, analysis, and local and international sports news, interactions with sports personalities and special segments that will go beyond regular news reports.
Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief, Times Now, said, “With this new format of ‘The Game’ we’ll offer our viewers power-packed news shows, which will be driven by journalists who live and breathe in the world of sports.”
The sports team at Times Now is being led by senior journalist Faisal Shariff.
‘The Game’, in its new format, will have two show hosts. One of these would be a guest anchor on every show. Starting with a synopsis of the day’s action, the show will proceed with the biggest national or international story of the day.
Times Now has partnered with Reuters as well. Interesting international sports capsules from Reuters correspondents will now also be a part of the show.
Special theme-specific segments will be aired throughout the week on the show. On Mondays, there will be a sneak peek at upcoming sports talent; Tuesdays will go back in time to the sports personalities of yesteryears, on Wednesday there will be a short review of the latest sport games from the virtual world, and on Thursdays, a review on some of the latest sport-related books will be showcased. Fridays will concentrates on the unexplored sports and adventure games that are available on DVD formats.