Doordarshan will telecast live the upcoming Davis Cup tie between India and Sweden, scheduled to be played in New Delhi from September 23-25.
The live telecast of this weekend World Group playoff against Sweden will begin on September 23 on DD Sports Channel from 9.30 am with the coverage of the opening ceremony, followed by first and second singles.
On September 24, DD Sports will do the live telecast of the doubles matches from 12 pm onwards. The reverse singles will be telecast on September 25 from 10 am onwards.
Under the captaincy of Leander Paes, the Indian squad that will be seen in action includes Mahesh Bhupathi, Harsh Mankad, Prakash Amrithraj and Rohan Bopanna.
Doordarshan has an agreement with the Lawn Tennis Federation of India to telecast all the matches played in India till 2007.
According to Ranjit Chatterjee, Deputy Director, Programmes, DD Sports, Prasar Bharati’s inhouse marketing division would be marketing these matches. Earlier, Doordarshan had marketed the Davis Cup matches played between India and China and Khazikistan and India. However, Chatterjee maintained that the India-Sweden Davis Cup tie would be telecast by Doordarshan as a public service broadcast and not as a commercial venture.