Match Day Brought to you by Mediacorp, Singtel and StarHub
Mediacorp, Singtel and StarHub recently announced a live studio show capturing all the action and suspense of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia , to be shown on Mediacorp’s digital entertainment service Toggle and TV channel okto, Singtel TV, Singtel TV GO, CAST and StarHub TV and StarHub Go from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The show will feature extended live feeds from the stadia and analyses of key moments by football personalities over 25 match days, covering all 64 matches.
Over 200 hours of live coverage
The studio show is jointly commissioned by Mediacorp, Singtel and StarHub and produced by Mediacorp Studios.
The show will be presented in three segments: pre-match, at half-time and post-match. In the pre-match and half-time segments, the show will dive into topics such as player profiles, team lineups, match strategies and tactics. All in, the show will deliver more than 200 hours of FIFA World Cup TM related content.
Insights and analyses from football personalities
The show will be hosted by Richard Lenton and Steve Lai. Mr Lenton is a familiar face in the local sports industry, having presented and hosted numerous major football events such as Premier League and the 2014 FIFA World Cup TM , while Mr Lai is a Channel NewsAsia Primetime Asia presenter who launched his broadcast career as an ESPN Star Sports presenter.
This will be the second FIFA World Cup TM that Mr Lenton will be presenting. “Football is probably the most popular sport in the world and has an incredible ability to unify and bring people together,” said Mr Lenton. “I’m honoured to be a part of the show for this year’s World Cup.”
Returning to sports presenting is a dream come true for Steve Lai. “Sports has been a big part of my life and professional career. I’m thrilled to come back to my first passion, with the world’s biggest football event, and look forward to bringing the most insightful updates to football fans in Singapore,” said Mr Lai.
Delivering insights and analyses on the show every match night are well-known pundits including:
- Welsh Legend, Ian Rush.
- Former England International Player, Darren Anderton.
- Former professional players R. Sasikumar, Paul Masefield and PJ Roberts.
Augmented reality on the show
Augmented reality (AR) technology will be used to bring a fresh viewing experience, and enhance on-screen graphics. With the addition of 3D elements, empty studio spaces will come alive on the screens of viewers with team formations and player profiles. This will be the first time Mediacorp is utilising AR for sports coverage.
Match Day will be broadcast live from Studio 4 at Mediacorp Campus.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia TM will be shown on Mediacorp’s Toggle and okto TV channel, Singtel TV, Singtel TV GO, CAST, StarHub TV and StarHub Go.
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