ESPN-STAR Sports has launched ‘Clinic All Clear Dream Job’, a national level talent hunt for a sports presenter, based on a successful international format followed in the US and Europe. The winner will get to be a presenter on STAR Cricket, the new channel from the ESPN-STAR Sports’ stable.
ESPN-STAR Sports has roped in actor and cricket presenter Mandira Bedi as a celebrity judge for the show. The jury for the second edition will also include the likes of Ravi Shastri, Wasim Akram, Harsha Bhogle and Alan Wilkins. Sharon van Zwieten, Executive Producer, News, ESPN-STAR Sports, and Sports Center presenter Colette Wong will also play a critical role in the jury. The first of 17 episodes of ‘Clinic All Clear Dream Job’ will be televised every Thursday starting September 20, 2007 on STAR Cricket.
Announcing the launch, R C Venkateish, Managing Director, ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd, said, “The launch of Dream Job is part of our overall strategy of launching quality sports based feature programmes. The first edition of the programme received a huge response from cricket lovers across the nation and we expect an even better response this time. The format of the show has been made bigger; the scale is now going to be international. After all, the prize on offer for the winner is literally a 'Dream Job' – he will be a presenter on STAR Cricket.”
Rajaram Narayanan, GM and Category Head, Hair Care, Hindustan Unilever, said, “Dream Job is a perfect platform for any Indian who eats, breathes and sleeps cricket, a sport that unites India. Clinic All Clear as a brand stands for self-assurance, self-confidence and perfection; and Dream Job is a hunt for a perfect candidate who needs to have similar attributes.”