The BBC is delivering on-the-spot reports from Germany and the FIFA World Cup in Germany to Mumbai-based radio station, Radio One.
BBC reporter Manak Gupta is sending daily regular reports, interviews and other stories from various venues in Germany. There also will be program packages about World Cup history, main players and profiles of the participating national teams and the countries they represent as well as other football trivia specially produced by the BBC.
The BBC output will be part of Radio One’s Football Dhamaal [Footall Extravaganza] season of programming which will run until the end of the world’s most important football tournament.
Digital broadcaster Radio One is the broadcasting joint venture between Mid-Day Multimedia and BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm, for operating FM radio stations in key cities across India. BBC’s Senior Commissioning Editor, Neil Curry, said: “I am delighted with the opportunity to showcase BBC sport journalism to our listeners in India. I hope our special World Cup programming tailored to our FM listeners in Mumbai will convey the atmosphere of the football championship and cater to their need for more in-depth information about the beautiful game.”