The first ever BRICS U-17 football tournament, starting tomorrow in Goa, will be telecast live by the public broadcaster Doordarshan. The tournament will see Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa fight for the trophy.India will play Russia in the opening match at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim tomorrow. China, South Africa and powerhouse Brazil are the other teams who will battle for top honours in the tournament. “The tournament will witness two matches every alternate day which will be telecast live on DD Sports Channel. Doordarshan has made elaborate arrangements to telecast the tournament for its viewers on DD Sports. Around 60 officials have been drafted for a seamless broadcast,” an official statement said.
For the first time Doordarshan has tied up with the local Kendras to broadcast the event in four languages (English, Hindi, Malayalam and Bangla). “Apart from this, an added feature would be that viewers can watch free mobile TV using DVB-T2 dongles in OTG enabled smart phones and tablets, Wi-Fi dongles for moving vehicles, besides the TV sets having built-in DVB-T2 tuner which are called Integrated Digital TV (iDTV),” the statement said.