Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 [SD and HD] will provide live TV telecast of FIFA World Cup 2018 in India. The TV channels have the broadcasting rights of Football World Cup in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and other countries. Get ready to enjoy the live action of Football’s biggest event which will be held in Russia. Sony Pictures Networks won the rights of broadcasting back in 2014 for five years. FIFA has made a list of all broadcasters of the upcoming World Cup. Not only in India, the TV channel will provide the live coverage in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and some other Indian Sub-continent.
Which channel will provide live telecast of FIFA World Cup 2018 in India?
If you are searching for the answer to above question, then the answer is Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3. The sports and entertainment channel from Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd [MSML] won the rights until 2019. Four years ago, it also provided the live telecast of Brazil World Cup 2014.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Broadcast Channel: Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3
These two are Indian Sports channels which are owned by Multi Screen Media and is the 14th sports channel in India. Launched on 7 April 2012 and today they provide live broadcast in more than 5 countries. Sony Ten 1 and 2 broadcasts sports like Football, Cricket, Professional Wrestling, Martial Arts, Rugby Union, Basketball, and Badminton.
In addition to these two channels, Sony ESPN is unveiled as the broadcast provider in the Tamil language. It is not the first time that fans will get a flavour of Tamil commentary – the broadcasters introduced it during the Euro 2016.and it gained immense popularity.
KV Sathyanarayan and Vijay Karthikeya aka Nanee are the Tamil commentators for 2018 FIFA World Cup matches. Both of them have the experience of commentating during cricket World Cups, IPL and ISL tournaments.
See also: IST fixtures of 2018 FIFA World Cup
Will Sony Ten 2, 3 provide live telecast in Indian Sub-continent?
Yes, it will provide live telecast in these countries:
- Sri Lanka
So if you are living in any of these countries, you can watch FIFA World Cup 2018 on Sony networks.
Sony Ten channel number on different satellite services
Now you know the telecast channel of Football World Cup. But the question is “Have you activated Sony Six on your dish or cable service?” Well, you have to activate it to enjoy the live action right from Russia to your home. Most of the services have launched HD versions for this sporting event. Recently, Videocon d2h launched Sony Ten 2 HD for its users. For channel number on your dish, please go through the table below:
|Name||Sony Ten 2||Sony Ten 3|
|Dish TV [Nepal]||2647||–||2646||–|
|Airtel Digital TV||287||288||289||290|
|Dish Home [Nepal]||602||–||603||–|
|Asianet Digital [India]||307||815||308||816|
SPN [Sony Pictures Networks] has also announced that this World Cup will be telecasted in English, Hindi, Bengali, and Malayalam languages. The TV channels will also cover pre-match shows which include stats, latest updates, match previews, and more.
List of Hindi, Tamil, English Commentators
- Hindi: Sunil Chhetri, Bhaichung Bhutia
- Tamil: KV Sathyanarayan and Karthikeyan aka Nanee
- English: Luis Garcia, Louis Saha, David James, Sunil Chhetri, and Bhaichung Bhutia.