Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has acquired the exclusive media rights to broadcast Davis Cup Tie between India & Denmark, scheduled to be held on March 4 and 5 at Delhi’s Gymkhana Club.
As part of the deal signed with the All India Tennis Association (AITA), SPN will broadcast the tournament on Sony TEN 2 channels across India and the subcontinent, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as live-stream the tournament on their premium OTT platform, SonyLIV.
The Davis Cup World Group play-off tie between India and Denmark will be played at Delhi Gymkhana Club’s grass court. India enters the game as favourites because of the home ground advantage, as well as Denmark’s current position on the points table, which will boost the host team’s confidence.
Under the leadership of captain Rohit Rajpal and mentorship of coach Zeeshan Ali, the Indian team comprises Ramkumar Ramanathan, Yuki Bhambri, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Rohan Bopanna & Divij Sharan. Denmark will feature Mikael Torpegaard, Johannes Ingildsen, Christian Sigsgaard & Elmer Møller.
The Davis Cup matches are scheduled to start from Friday, March 4, with a 15-minute opening ceremony, followed by the final day of the Indian Leg on Saturday, March 5.
Commenting on the development, Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India said: “We are pleased to acquire the media rights of the highly anticipated Davis Cup Tie between India & Denmark. With India being the host for the tournament, tennis fans in India are looking forward to watching Team India serve up Denmark with the home ground advantage.”
“Our viewers will get to cheer on top Indian players like Rohit Rajpal, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Yuki Bhambri, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan who will be playing for their country.” he added.
After the association, fans can wath live and exclusive action of the prestigious event on SONY TEN 2 & SONY TEN 2 HD (English) channels on March 4 from 10:30 am (IST) and 9:45 am on March 5.