MUMBAI: ESPN Star Sports (ESS) is awarded the long-term global television production partner for the Champions League T20.
As part of the production set-up, ESS will telecast the tournament in High Definition (HD) format, making it the first HD telecast for any sporting event in the Indian subcontinent.
Earlier, ESS had won the exclusive global commercial rights of the league for 10 years at $975 million.
ESS will use 34 cameras at each venue to cover all the matches. It will include many angles like aerial views with Fly cameras, a boundary side field camera to showcase fielding and a new mid-wicket camera position to highlight running between the wickets that will deliver another new viewing dimension to viewers.
"This is the highest number of cameras used to cover any multi venue cricket tournament to date," ESS said in a statement.
To capture every moment of the fast paced action both on and off the field, ESS will use Super Slo Motion cameras at each match, player and umpire microphones as well as new dugout and crowd cameras to capture the reactions and emotions off the field, bringing fans closer to the action like never before.
In addition, ESS will be using a new suite of graphics for the broadcast, specially developed for the Champions League T20 by a Hollywood-based production house, and utilising a range of new statistics specifically tailored for the Twenty20 format to further enhance the viewing experience of audience.
Different versions of the anthem composed by AR Rahman will feature n the presentation including title sequence, music video and other on-air elements.
ESS MD Manu Sawhney said, "Our global production plan will create the most memorable, unique and engaging experience for audiences across the globe through a series of innovative production features and enhancements."
Champions League T20 chairman Lalit Modi said, "We are very pleased to award the global production rights to ESS. We are confident that with many new innovative and unique features that ESS had planned for the inaugural Champions League T20, fans across the globe can look forward to the most compelling and riveting action on television."
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