Sony Multi Screen Media (MSM) Network has acquired the exclusive Europe and Middle East broadcasting rights for India�۪s tour of Sri Lanka. The three test series, held in the cities of Colombo, Galle and Kandy, will begin on 12th August with live matches being shown on Sony Entertainment Television Asia at 05:30 on match days. SAB TV (UK) will broadcast highlights each night between 18:30 – 19:30 on match days.
Excitement has peaked as the series draws closer with Virat Kohli making his debut as Indian captain in a full test series, as well as a farewell to the Sri Lankan superstar Kumar Sangakkara as he retires from International Test Cricket.
Sony MSM has made an exclusive deal with Lebara Play (a newly launched multi-ethnic content, movie and TV streaming service provider) as presenting partners for the live three test series.
Shalin Patel, VP- Business Head Europe commented, ���It�۪s great to have cricket back on the Sony channels in UK and Europe, and hitting off with such an exciting series where India introduces a new leader and Sri Lanka loses a legend ��� we look forward to providing much more upcoming sport to our viewers. Thanks to our partner for the live matches, Lebara Play and good luck to the blues!�
Match dates are as followed:
1st Test = 12th-16th August 2015 in Galle
2nd Test = 20th-24th August 2015 in Colombo Oval
3rd Test = 28th August-1st September 2015 in Pallekele Kandy