Sony Pictures Sports Network and WWE announced last week that WWE’s flagship TV programs Raw and SmackDown will air with live Hindi commentary for the first time beginning tomorrow on SONY TEN 3.
Fans will be able to tune into SONY TEN 3 to hear the new announce team of Fahad Sheikh and Sandeep Iyer calling the action live in Hindi. SONY TEN 1 will continue to air Raw and SmackDown live with English language commentary.
WrestleMania 33 was the first WWE special event to air with live Hindi commentary. Since then, all WWE special events have aired with live Hindi commentary on WWE Network. Last June, Sony Pictures Networks India and WWE launched WWE Sunday Dhamaal, a weekly show in Hindi featuring the best of Raw and SmackDown plus exclusive features and interviews.
“We are delighted to announce the live Hindi commentary for WWE’s flagship shows, Raw and SmackDown LIVE. Both programs have their own unique rosters which amplifies the excitement and interest with our fans in India. WWE enjoys a significant following and with the Hindi commentary, we are attempting to engage our viewers with localized content in Hindi speaking markets and further grow the viewership.” Mr. Rajesh Kaul, President, Sports and Distribution Business, Sony Pictures Networks India said regarding the move.
This year’s WrestleMania will also be available in Hindi in the country and the show will be live as well.