RadioandMusic
| 18 Feb 2018
AIR begins FIFA U-17 promotion; unveils the commentators

NEW DELHI: We at Radioandmusic were the first ones to break the news of AIR airing live commentary of FIFA U-17 WC and now, we get you the details of the commentators.

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A total of 24 teams in six groups are taking part in the Under 17 FIFA World Cup commencing tomorrow and concluding on 28 October at six different venues. While Sony Sports holds the rights to the tourney, the matches will also be shown live on Doordarshan Sports under the Sports Broadcasting. Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act 2007.  In addition, All India Radio will also be giving live commentaries of the matches as they take place.

AIR Additional Director General (Sports) Ashok Nigam said, “The marketing for AIR had been done through cross-channel promotion among AIR networks and on social media. AIR is not doing any out-of-home publicity like hoardings. It was also examining promotion on community radio stations. Sponsors will also include some central ministries.”

The expert comments in English will be by Novy Kapadia, Niladri Sen and Prasanjit Dutta while the Hindi commentators are Sanjay Banerjee, Rajat Sengupta, and Ashish Chirangoo.

Nigam said, “AIR intended to originate live bilingual commentary (in Hindi and English) of the opening match scheduled in Delhi tomorrow, all three group matches of India to be played in Delhi and all matches from pre-quarter-final stage onwards scheduled in Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Margao (Goa), Guwahati, Kochi and Kolkata to the final match on 28 October 2017.”

Live commentary of the matches would be available over AIR’s FM Rainbow network, programmes of which were aired from over 30 stations across India, and additionally over Primary Channels (MW) of Capital AIR stations in Delhi, West Bengal, Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.

Daily reports would also be broadcast over all Capital AIR stations (MW) and FM Gold network at 0840 hours on the days following match days.

AIR had been providing maximum coverage to FIFA Under-17 World Cup being held for the first time in India by airing several special programmes.

These included interviews with Minister of Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Injeti Srinivas, Secretary (Sports), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Another programme in the series of special programmes is being aired at 8:30 pm tonight. In addition to this, a live radio bridge programme titled ‘Khelo Football’ on FIFA Under-17 World Cup-2017 linking all cities hosting the event would be broadcast over FM Gold and Primary Channels (MW) of Capital AIR Stations early today from 9:10 am to 10 am.

The schedule released by AIR is:

DATE

MATCH DETAILS

VENUE           

COMMENTARY TIMINGS INCLUDING SPECIAL INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMES

6th October, 2017

Colombia Vs. Ghana

( Opening Match)

Jawaharlal Nehru

Stadium , Delhi

1645 to 1900 hrs. or till the endof the match.

6th October, 2017

India Vs. USA

(Group Match)

Jawaharlal Nehru

Stadium , Delhi

1945 to 2200 hrs. or till the endof the match.

9th October, 2017

India Vs. Colombia

( Group Match)

Jawaharlal Nehru

Stadium , Delhi

1945 to 2200 hrs. or till the endof the match.

12th October, 2017

India Vs. Ghana

( Group match)

Jawaharlal Nehru

Stadium , Delhi

1945 to 2200 hrs. or till the endof the match.

16th October, 2017

Pre-Quarter Final

match

Jawaharlal Nehru

Stadium , Delhi

1645 to 1900 hrs. or till the end of the match.

16th October, 2017

Pre-Quarter Final

Match

Jawaharlal Nehru

Stadium , Delhi

1945 to 2200 hrs. or till the endof the match.

17th October, 2017

Pre-Quarter Final

Match

Pandit Jawaharlal

Nehru Stadium,

Madgaon, Goa

1645 to 1900 hrs. or till the endof the match.

17th October, 2017

Pre-Quarter Final

Match

Indira Gandhi Athletic International stadium, Guwahati

1645 to 1900 hrs. or till the endof the match.

17th October, 2017

Pre-Quarter Final

Match

Vivekananda Yuba

BharatiKrirangan,

 Kolkata

1945 to 2200 hrs. or till the endof the match.

17th October, 2017

Pre-Quarter Final

match

Pandit Jawaharlal

Nehru Stadium,

Madgaon, Goa

1945 to 2200 hrs. or till the endof the match.

18th October, 2017

Pre-Quarter Final

Dr. D Y Patil Sports Stadium, Navi Mumbai

1645 to 1900 hrs. or till the endof the match.

18th October, 2017

Pre-Quarter Final

Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi

1945 to 2200 hrs. or till the endof the match.

21st  October, 2017

Quarter Final

Indira Gandhi Athletic International stadium, Guwahati

1645 to 1900 hrs. or till the endof the match.

21st  October, 2017

Quarter Final

Pandit Jawaharlal

Nehru Stadium,

Madgaon, Goa

1945 to 2200 hrs. or till the endof the match.

22nd October, 2017

Quarter Final

Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi

1645 to 1900 hrs. or till the end of the match.

22nd October, 2017

Quarter Final

Vivekananda Yuba

BharatiKrirangan,

 Kolkata

1945 to 2200 hrs. or till the endof the match.

25th October, 2017

Semi Final

Indira Gandhi Athletic International stadium, Guwahati

1645 to 1900 hrs. ortill the endof the match.

25th October, 2017

Semi Final

Dr. D Y Patil Sports Stadium, Navi Mumbai

1945 to 2200 hrs. or till the endof the match.

28th  October, 2017

 3rd and 4th Place

Match

Vivekananda Yuba

BharatiKrirangan,

Kolkata

1645 to 1900 hrs. ortill the endof the match.

28th  October, 2017

W 49 Vs. W 50

(FInal)

Vivekananda Yuba

BharatiKrirangan,

Kolkata

1945 to 2200 hrs. or till the end of the match.