Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited on Friday announced that it will telecast all international archery events of this year, including next month’s World Championships.
Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited will telecast the events across eight territories of the Indian sub-continent — India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives as per the broadcast deal with World Archery.
“We expect this new partnership with Sony to leverage the excitement of our international calendar to engage people with archery in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” World Archery President Ugur Erdener said in a release.
“Ever since Deepika Kumari’s victory at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, Indian archers have come within a few arrow’s widths of claiming titles at the sport’s biggest events. Archery is a sport of precision, patience and practice — and of rising popularity in the Indian sub-continent, where it is rooted in the region’s culture and history.”