Mumbai: The most awaited VIVO IPL 2018, begins on 7th April at 06:00 pm, with a star studded opening ceremony showcasing the best of Bollywood talent before the best of cricketing talent. The opening ceremony will have performances headlined by Superstars like Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan, Prabhudeva, Parineeti Chopra, Tamannah Bhatia, Jacqueline Fernandes and Mika Singh.
Post the glamourous opening ceremony, defending champions Mumbai Indians take on Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match. This VIVO IPL Season, Star Sports with an endeavour to consistently build fan excitement presents the matches in six different languages English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada on 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, Suvarna Plus, Star Maa Movies, Jalsha Movies and live streamed on Hotstar.
For the first time ever in sports broadcasting in India, Star Sports Select introduces the #SelectDugout, an experience that will extend beyond traditional commentary, providing fans with a richer analytical experience with a stimulating narrative throughout the season meant for the core fan who would like to stay ahead of the Game!
Along with broadcasting innovations, Star Sports has been reimagining the biggest sporting spectacle since January 2018 and has introduced multiple initiatives and programmes bringing fans closer to their favourite game in the run up to VIVO IPL 2018.
Over the past three months the broadcaster has curated content that has inspired the imagination of cricket lovers in India, starting from weekly planned Game Plan shows, to shows curated across the country for the 8 franchises evaluating their squad to other multiple innovative programmes.
Once the covers are off and play begins, Star Sports will offer much more on TV, that will bring fans closer to the game – including the select feed, customised curated content, real-time fan engagement, celebrity presence, movie integrations, and much more.