All India Radio (AIR) will be broadcasting all the Commonwealth Games action live from July 24 to August 4, 2014. The Games are being held in Glasgow. Live coverage includes Curtain Raiser on July 23, Opening Ceremony on July 24, Closing Ceremony on August 4.
AIR will also broadcast live commentary of all the hockey matches (Men’s and Women’s) featuring India, including the semi-finals and final matches. India-specific Men’s and Women’s matches and final matches of the badminton events will also be covered live by AIR.
Daily highlights capsules will be broadcast daily from July 24 to August 4 in the morning as well as in the evening. This coverage will be available on AIR’s National Channel, National Hook-up and FM Gold Network. On the days of cricket test matches, when its commentary will be there on FM Gold Network, programmes on Commonwealth Games will also be aired on FM Rainbow, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Chennai instead of FM Gold Network.
These programmes will not be carried over DTH or the internet.
Regional capital AIR stations will record the Curtain Raiser and Daily Highlights Capsules for the regional language versions broadcast in the morning transmission on the same day and will be relayed by other interested AIR stations in their respective state.
All India Radio, Delhi will also broadcast hourly live updates to be carried by all FM Rainbow Channels for entire duration of the Games from 1530 hours to 0230 hours.
Besides these, latest information, along with the sound bites as far as possible will be broadcast on FM Gold and FM Rainbow Channels breaking into their usual programmes whenever any medal is won by India or any athlete gives a notable performance.