Badminton star PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in a nail-biting dual to enter the women’s singles final at the Asian Games 2018. Thus, PV Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to reach the badminton final at the Asian Games. The match starts at 11:40 AM (IST) today and will be played at Jakarta, Indonesia. For the finals, the Indian shuttler will go head-on against Tai Tzu Ying. Interestingly, PV Sindhu has not beaten Tai Tzu in their last five meetings and the Chinese Taipei player enjoys an overall 9-3 dominance over the Indian shuttler. In order to catch the live update of the match, you can check out the following platforms.
Sony LIV is one of the most popular videos on demand app when it comes to sports events. Sony also owned the official streaming rights for FIFA World Cup 2018, which was the most celebrated sports event of the year. You can catch all the live action, post and pre-match updates of the match right here. You can stream on the website or download the TV app from the Android store, Google Play, and Apple store, the App Store. The subscribers of this app can watch the live streaming without any delay. There is an option to watch the match without subscribing to the app, as a guest viewer; however, there will be a delay of 5 minutes in the live relay for the others. You can get the premium subscription for the service at just Rs. 49 per month.
Jio TV is also a good streaming option that will bring the real-time experience of the badminton final. Any number registered to the Jio network is eligible to get the complimentary Jio subscription. However, you can only stream it on your mobile and not the desktop. Other than the badminton final, you can also stream other premium sports events on the Jio TV app.
In order to watch the live match, you need to update to the latest version of the Airtel TV app. The upside of choosing the Airtel TV app for streaming the event is that it offers live streaming in multiple regional languages. You can stream the content in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. Furthermore, the viewers can get the match-related updates like match schedule and tournament details and pre and post-match updates and discussion.
Although, Sony LIV is the go-to for most people when it comes to streaming sports-related content. However, the Jio TV app always comes with sports offers that makes it more lucrative. As for the Airtel TV, the digital streaming app has been growing remarkably and adding new channels and more content to stream. The telco has recently partnered with Netflix and added a dedicated row to the Netflix content on its app. Airtel has also announced a free three-months Netflix subscription to its postpaid and select broadband subscribers.
The operator has confirmed that it will disclose the details of the eligible plans, both postpaid and broadband, in the coming weeks. Moreover, Airtel and Netflix have come together to promote each other through a dedicated Netflix content section in the Airtel TV app. Commenting on the new partnership, Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel said,
“Partnerships are at the core of Airtel’s DNA and we are delighted to expand our strategic relationship with Netflix. Affordable high-speed data services and growing smart devices have created a massive opportunity, perhaps one of the biggest in the world, for the uptake of content – both local and global. We look forward to working closely with Netflix to leverage this huge potential and continue delighting customers with some amazing offerings.”