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ESPN STAR Sports Launches School Quiz

, April 4, 2012, 0 Comments

Asia’s leading sports content provider ESPN STAR Sports today announced the launch of School Quiz 2012 with HDFC Life as the title sponsor. Based on the theme of Olympics, the school quiz will judge the sporting quotients of young minds across the country. The television rounds will see 72 teams, with 2 members each; vie for the ‘India’s Top Sports School Quiz Team’ title.

In order to make the television rounds of the quiz accessible to students across the country, ESPN STAR Sports will hold a grand entrance exam for students studying in Class VI to Class X on April 08, 2012 in 23 cities across the country. ESPN STAR Sports’ presenter & commentator Alan Wilkins will host the quiz. The on-air telecast of HDFC Life School Quiz 2012 begins on June 01, 2012.

In this Olympic year, the Olympic edition of HDFC School Quiz 2012 is an important initiative by ESPN STAR Sports to enthrall, entertain and educate sports fans across the country about the forthcoming sporting championships. The quiz show will also have a special section where-in famous current and past Indian Olympians will pose teaser questions to participating students. The televised broadcast of HDFC School Quiz 2012 precedes London Olympics 2012 which will also be showcased on ESPN STAR Sports.

The quiz tests not just skills and knowledge but also provides healthy, popular entertainment to the vast nationwide audience – Sanjay Kailash, Executive Vice President, ESPN Software

The School Quiz will provide a platform for the participants to represent their school, and bring pride and glory to their institution thereby improving their knowledge and enhancing confidence level. We believe these are pre-requisites for a successful career and independent future.

ESPN STAR Sports is a 50:50 joint venture between two of the world’s leading cable and satellite broadcasters. As Asia’s definitive and complete sports broadcaster and content provider, ESPN STAR Sports combines the strengths and resources of its ultimate parent companies – Walt Disney (ESPN, Inc.) and News Corporation Limited (STAR) – to deliver a diverse array of international and regional sports to viewers via its encrypted pay-TV services.