Discovery to unveil the journey of KKR
The four-part series, titled 'Living With KKR', will air from February 24 to 27 at 8 pm on Discovery Channel. Cadbury, Tata Motors & Nokia have come on board as sponsors
Discovery Channel will present the story of IPL Team Kolkata Knight Riders’ transformation, from a group of struggling players in the early years to their emergence as formidable champion of the League, in its new series ‘Living With KKR’.
The four-part series will air from February 24 to 27 at 8 pm on Discovery Channel. The viewers will witness candid admission by Shah Rukh Khan, owner of the KKR team, on the reasons for selecting Kolkata for his team, its arduous climb, the constant defeats, adapting to new format and relationships that didn’t last. The series also brings to the fore the unseen role played by co-owners Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta.
The group is promoting the upcoming show on various channels and using social media as a prominent tool. The show has got Cadbury, Tata Motors and Nokia on board as sponsors.
Commenting on the series, Rahul Johri, Senior Vice President and General Manager – South Asia and Head of Revenue, Pan-Regional Ad Sales and Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Discovery Channel is recognised for its path-breaking and entertaining programmes. There is immense appetite amongst millions of cricket fans in India to gain up-close and personal access on what goes beyond the cricketing field. ‘Living With KKR’ will present the inspiring story of the team’s defeat, endeavour and absolute triumph. It will provide an unparalleled access to the all-embracing and dreamlike journey made by KKR players, coaches, fans and Shah Rukh Khan.”
Shah Rukh Khan added here, “Kolkata Knight Riders is not just a cricket team of IPL for us. It has been a family since the inception. Each and everyone involved with KKR since the beginning has had a journey worth a mention. I am thrilled to share this journey of tears, sorrow, strength and victory with everyone.”
“There are moments in our lives that we always want to have with us as a memory of that time. ‘Living With KKR’ is exactly that for us. The journey that KKR has had since the beginning of IPL has been unique. I am glad that we have a story to tell and with the help of Discovery Channel we will share it with the world,” said Venky Mysore, CEO and MD, KKR.
‘Living With KKR’ has been produced for Discovery Channel by Engage Sports Media.
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