Dubai: Indian expatriates in the UAE can listen to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 commentary in their regional languages. The UAE-based Channel 2 Group will offer Hindi, Malayalam as well as English commentary for cricketlovers — especially those from the subcontinent.
Ajay Sethi, the chairman of the Channel 2 Group, said: “Our Channel 2 Group has jointly partnered with Channel 4 Radio Network, Hindi 89.1FM, Malayalam Gold 101.3FM and English 104.8FM radio stations. It will be a treat to the keen followers of the game.”
Channel 4 Radio Network is the broadcast partner for the ICC CWC 2015. “Channel 2 holds the ICC rights for audio stream services across all mediums including the internet and mobile platforms until 2015. Our audio platform CricketRadio powered by Channel 4 Radio Network UAE will broadcast the matches live and exclusive from the respective venues to millions of fans.
The group has roped in legendary commentators to give expert comments. “Cricketers like Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Clive Lloyd will pass on their knowledge of the game. Through this partnership, we intend to raise the level of excitement among the listeners. Cricket Radio shall produce ball by ball live feed from the venues in Australia and New Zealand as Channel 2 Group is right holder of mobile and internet audio in certain world markets.”
Sethi also informed that Channel 2 is supporting ICC on its anti-piracy drive. “We support ICC for its initiatives aimed at combating illegal infringement in the audio stream sector. In fact, we support all the anti-piracy drives initiated by ICC and are ready to come on a common. platform to fight the infringement of content.”