Star India brings world of sport and entertainment together for VIVO IPL 2018 finale

Star Pravah and Asianet Movies to carry Marathi and Malayalam broadcast respectively for the first time in the history of IPL

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: May 21, 2018 4:50 PM

Star India Network will bring fans across various regions the excitement and joy of the VIVO IPL 2018 finale in a language of their choice and with celebrities they love for the upcoming grand finale on Sunday, May 27th, 7 pm onwards. The excitement is building up amongst the VIVO IPL fans with only one question on their mind – world’s toughest final, kaun jeetega?

Viewers can enjoy watching the final live on Star India Network & Hotstar. Previously, fans enjoyed the VIVO IPL commentary in six languages - Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Kannada, which will now be expanded to include Marathi and Malayalam for the grand finale.

What’s more Star Plus will telecast a two-hour prelude – ‘Cricket Finals…Party to Banti hai’ hosted by actor Ranbir Kapoor followed by the final match. Other celebrities joining the party include actors Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes, Kareena Kapoor, and Sonam Kapoor.

Star Pravah will carry the Marathi language broadcast for the first time in the history of IPL with Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Swwapnil Joshi joining the celebrations on the channel while the Malayalam language feed will be broadcast on Asianet Movies. Star Gold will also join in with the Hindi broadcast for the Grand Finale.

The evening will begin with ‘Cricket Finals…Party Toh Banti hai’, a 2-hour high decibel prelude to the much-awaited finals on Star Plus, that will give the viewers the very best of two worlds – Star Plus and Vivo IPL. It will see a mélange of performances and fun-filled interactions with celebrities. Additionally, the new faces of Star Plus – Ravi Dubey, Radhey Gaurav Sareen, Kulfi Aakriti Sharma, Mariyam Deshna Dugad will also amplify the entertainment quotient of the finale.
That’s not all this IPL has been literally rewarding for fans. By simply watching the matches on the Star TV network and while playing Watch 'n Play on Hotstar, viewers stand a chance to win a SUV and 10 lakh other prizes every match.

The Dugout on Star Sports Select will continue to cater to core cricket fans who want to stay ahead of the game, by taking viewers deep into the game. "What is the captain going to do?”, "Who should bowl the next over?”, "What’s the weakness of the batsman?”, “Why is the captain changing the field?" - topics that have typically been discussed in team dug-outs and in huddles between captains, players, coaches and team’s support staff are unravelled for viewers for the first time by a team of experts entailing some of the world’s foremost thinkers of the T20 game. The ball-by-ball coverage of the playoffs will entail predictive and prescriptive analysis - covering deep insights, rich data and video analytics, demonstrations - by Dean Jones, Scott Styris, Anil Kumble, Kumar Sangakkara, Darren Sammy, Brett Lee, Mike Hesson etc.

The final showdown will be India’s first ever mega-cast of this scale with 17 different feeds being aired across Star Sports' bouquet of channels (Star Sports 1 English, Star Sports 1 HD English, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Select SD English, Star Sports 1 Select HD English), Star Plus SD, Star Plus HD, Star Pravah SD, Star Pravah HD, Star Gold SD, Star Gold HD, Star Suvarna Plus, Star Maa Movies, Star Jalsha Movies, Asianet Movies.

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