Mumbai: Star India Network will bring fans across various regions the excitement and joy of the finale in a language of their choice and celebrities they love for the upcoming grand finale on Sunday, May 27th, 7 pm onwards as Star India will telecast the IPL finale in 8 languages across 17 channels.
The Grand Finale on the Star India Network and Hotstar will see IPL commentary offered in 6 languages – Hindi, English, Tamil, Telegu, Bengali, and Kannada to be expanded to include Marathi and Malayalam.
In addition, Star Plus will telecast a two-hour prelude –‘Cricket Finals…Party to Bantihai’ hosted by RanbirKapoor followed by the final match. Other celebrities joining the party include Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes, KareenaKapoor, SonamKapoor!
Star Pravah will carry the Marathi language broadcast for the first time in the history of the 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 Malayalam language feed will be broadcast on Asianet Movies.
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 inside the 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, MikeHesson etc.
The final showdown will be India’s first ever mega-cast of this scalewith 17 different feeds being aired across Star Sports’ bouquet of channels, Star Sports bouquet (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.
The broadcasts will bring the worlds of sport and entertainment together in a heady mix featuring dance and musical performances, appearances by Bollywood stars, hilarious sketches, riveting conversations, and trivia capped, of course, by the sizzling on-field action.