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Olympics 2020: Know how to watch live matches

21/07/2021 at 4:40 PM

New Delhi, July 21: Behold the mega coverage of Olympics 2020, brought to you by Prasar Bharati, through its twin network of Doordarshan and All India Radio, and dedicated sports channel DD Sports.

The coverage spans from pre to post-Olympics and will be available on our TV, Radio and Digital platforms across the country.

Details of platform-wise coverage are hereunder:

DD Sports

Daily Shows on Olympics

ShowTime
India @ Tokyo8:30 PM
Olympics Highlights9:00 PM
Olympics Stat Zone9:30 PM

Different sporting events at the Olympics will be broadcast Live daily on DD Sports from 5 AM to 7 PM. Details of the same will be made available everyday on DD Sports and AIR Sports Twitter Handles (@ddsportschannel & @akashvanisports).

Contributing towards the ‘Cheer for India’ campaign, DD Sports will produce a 4 Hours+ discussion based show with Sports celebrities as a precursor to Tokyo Olympics 2020. This special show will be broadcast Live on DD Sports from 11 AM to 1 PM on 22nd and 23rd July, 2021. Each day, there will be two different sessions with different themes. The two Sessions of 22nd July will be repeated from 7 PM to 9 PM same day and from 9 AM to 11 AM next day on July 23rd on DD Sports.

DD National

Opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics – 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Special DD Sports show recorded with Sports celebrities as a precursor to the Tokyo Olympics – 12:00 PM to 4:15 PM

DD News

Special programme – Monday to Friday – 7 PM, Saturday – 5 PM

Special segments in Breakfast News, Mid Day Prime and News Night

DD India

Special programme everyday at 8.30 PM

Special segments in Breakfast News, Mid Day Prime and News Night

All India Radio

S. NO.Programme DetailsBroadcast Date/Timings(IST)Mode of Broadcast
1.Curtain Raiser22.07.2021 2230 Hrs. onwardsAll AIR Capital stations, FM Rainbow network, DRM, and other interested AIR stations. The programme will also be carried over Youtube Channel (www.youtube.com/user/doordarshansports), DTH and on NewsonAir mobile App within territory of India.
2.Daily Highlights23.07.2021 to 08.08.2021 2230 Hrs. onwards  daily -do-
3.Periodic FM Updates24.07.2021 to 07.08.2021 During 0700 Hrs. to 1900 hrs. daily Breaking news may also be broadcast on FM Channels whenever India wins medal. FM Rainbow network
4.Off-Tube Commentary of select Hockey matches As per Annexure-IAll AIR Capital stations, FM Rainbow network, DRM, and other interested AIR stations. The programme will also be carried over Youtube Channel (www.youtube.com/user/doordarshansports), DTH and on NewsonAir mobile App within territory of India.
5.Off-Tube CommentaryOf select Badminton matches As per Annexure-II  -do-
6.Pre-Games Programmes as build up to 2020 Tokyo OlympicsLast of 3 –programme series on  19th  July, 2021 2200 Hrs.  -do-

NOTE: The regional version of Curtain Raiser and Daily Highlights programmes may be broadcast by Non- Hindi AIR stations at their convenient time on the next day preferably during morning transmission.

ANNEXURE-I

Date/ DayMatch DetailsVenueMatch Timings (IST)
24.07.2021(Saturday)India Vs. New Zealand (Men)-Pool MatchOi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo0630 Hrs. onwards
24.07.2021(Saturday)India Vs. Netherlands (Women)-Pool MatchOi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo1715 Hrs. onwards
25.07.2021( Sunday)India Vs. Australia (Men) -Pool MatchOi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo1500 Hrs. onwards
26.07.2021(Monday)India Vs. Germany (Women)-Pool MatchOi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo1745 Hrs. onwards 
27.07.2021( Tuesday)India Vs. Spain (Men) -Pool MatchOi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo0630 Hrs. onwards
28.07.2021(Wednesday)India Vs. Great Britain (Women) -Pool MatchOi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo0630 Hrs. onwards 
29.07.2021( Thursday)India Vs. Argentina (Men) -Pool MatchOi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo0600 Hrs. onwards
30.07.2021(Friday)India Vs. Ireland (Women) -Pool MatchOi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo0815 Hrs. onwards
30.07.2021(Friday)India Vs. Japan (Men) -Pool MatchOi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo1500 Hrs. onwards 
31.07.2021(Saturday)India Vs. South Africa (Women) -Pool MatchOi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo0845 Hrs. onwards
*01.08.2021(Sunday)India specific Quarter final match (Men)Oi Hockey Stadium, TokyoTBC
*02.08.2021(Monday)India specific Quarter final match (Women)Oi Hockey Stadium, TokyoTBC
03.08.2021(Tuesday)1st Semi-final match (Men)Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo0700 Hrs. onwards 
03.08.2021(Tuesday)2nd  Semi-final match (Men)Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo1530 Hrs. onwards 
04.08.2021(Wednesday)1st Semi-final match (Women)Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo0700 Hrs. onwards 
04.08.2021(Wednesday)2nd Semi-final match (Women)Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo1530 Hrs. onwards 
*05.08.2021(Thursday)Match for Bronze Medal (Men)Match for Gold Medal (Men)Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo0700 hrs. onwards1530 Hrs. onwards
*06.08.2021(Friday)Match for Bronze Medal (Women)Match for Gold Medal (Women)Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo0700 hrs. onwards1530 Hrs. onwards

* AIR will broadcast off-tube commentary of Quarter-Finals and matches for Bronze medal only if Indian teams features in those matches.

NOTE: Off-tube commentary of aforesaid Hockey matches would be broadcast subject to availability of live feed.

ANNEXURE-II

Date/ DayMatch DetailsVENNUEMatch Timings (IST)
31.07.2021(Saturday)Men’s Double Semi-FinalsMusashino Forest Sports Plaza Badminton court0530 hrs. onwards
01.08.2021(Sunday)Women’s Singles Semi-FinalsMusashino Forest Sports Plaza Badminton court1700 Hrs. onwards 
*01.08.2021(Sunday)Men’s Doubles Bronze medal matchMusashino Forest Sports Plaza Badminton courtTBC 
02.08.2021( Monday)Men’s Singles Semi FinalsMusashino Forest Sports Plaza Badminton court0930 hrs. onwards
02.08.2021( Monday)Women’s Singles FinalMusashino Forest Sports Plaza Badminton courtFollowed by Men’s Singles Semi Finals
02.08.2021( Monday)Men’s Double FinalMusashino Forest Sports Plaza Badminton courtFollowed by Women’s Single final match
02.08.2021( Monday)Men’s Singles FinalMusashino Forest Sports Plaza Badminton court1630 hrs. onwards

*AIR will also broadcast off-tube commentary of Men’s Doubles Bronze medal match if Indian pair features in that match.

  NOTE: Off-tube commentary of aforesaid Badminton matches would be broadcast subject to availability of live feed.

News Services Division of All India Radio (AIR News Network)

  • Olympics Quiz with AIR News: Daily in SportsScan programme since 1st July 2021. Winners from all over the country will get Team India Jersey.  This initiative is tied up with SAI.
  • AIR Olympics Special Series:  Daily Profiles of Indian team members in SportsScan Programme & Prime Time News Bulletins.
  • Daily SportsScan with focus on Tokyo Olympics and India’s medal prospects.
  • Branding of Surkhiyon Mein Daily Program between 7.40 pm – 7.50 pm as India@Tokyo Olympics
  • Exclusive News Stories/Voice casts: Focus on India’s medal prospects, Preparations of the team and support by Government.
  • Exclusive Interviews and Special Discussion Programmes in “Surkhiyon Mein” in Hindi & in “Spotlight” in English with members of Indian Contingent, Eminent sportspersons, coaches on India’s preparation, prospects and performance at Tokyo Olympics.
  • Cheer4India Campaign: Messages of Eminent sportspersons, coaches, relatives of team members, social influencers will be broadcast by AIR News and its 46 Regional News units in 77 languages, along with their sound bytes, video messages, selfies posted on our social media platforms.
  • Vox-Pop of citizens, former leading sports persons and influencers wishing the best to the Indian team is being highlighted. 
  • Regional Publicity:OurRegional News Units in different States/UTs across the country are broadcasting news stories and profiles of Indian players from their respective States/UTs in their respective regional languages.
  • Social media platforms of the News Network of All India Radio across the country are amplifying the coverage by posting photos, videos and related stories through Tweets and Info-graphics in English, Hindi and Regional Languages.

Prasar Bharati News Services (PBNS), the Digital Arm of Prasar Bharati, will amplify the coverage by Doordarshan & All India Radio through its network of Social Media platforms, News Website, NewsOnAir App and PBNS Telegram channel (https://t.me/pbns_india).

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