Kolkata June 11th 2015. India will take on Oman in a 2018 FIFA World Cup football qualifying match (starts at 7 PM IST) at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore today. Kolkata boy Arnab Mondal will Captain the Indian squad. He is however, not the only Kolkata connection in the game, for the television production that will ensure the live telecast will be done by Kolkata based GreyMind Communications.
Greymind Communications is a brainchild of veteran sports journalist Anilava Chatterjee and is by far the biggest name so far as producing football matches for live telecast is concerned. “This will be the 402nd football match that we will help bring to the football fanatics of the country live” says Anilava. “We will be shooting the match for IMG Worldwide. Eleven cameras have been deployed to ensure a production of international quality and I am sure that the viewers will appreciate the production, the same way they liked the Mohun Bagan vs. Bangalore FC match that clinched the IFL title”.
Live Telecast of sporting events, especially high decibel, body contact, adrenalin-pumping games like Football, more so, if the production is of International standards, have seen a surge in the viewership in the recent past, which is being considered as one of the best things that has happened to Indian Football. And it is here, that the contribution of GreyMind has to be acknowledged – not only because they had ventured into a field where angels feared to tread, but also because they have weathered insurmountable odds in the journey, emerging as the leaders of the pack. “GreyMind is much more than a commercial venture – it had taken birth out of our collective passion for the game and continues to be nurtured with our love for football” says Anilava. That explains the state of the art technologies that are deployed to bring the action from the field to your drawing rooms.
As a matter of fact today’s match will be recorded and telecast in HD.
About GreyMind Communications
GreyMind is a 10 year old, established, Content Creation cum Media Production House, which is a virtual Prime mover in the field of Sports Production. It has already produced and directed more than 400 Live football matches for 10 Action, ESPN, Zee Sports, Mahuaa Bangla, Star Sports etc and has an enviable library of Exclusive Content. GreyMind is acknowledged as a Concept to Communication, Single Window Plug & Play solution provider with domain-dominating expertise that is spread across platforms – Print, Television and Digital and enjoys total in-house capability along with necessary infrastructure, trained manpower and training facilities. GreyMind enjoys top of mind recall among Sporting Event Organisers, Advertisers, Sponsors and viewers, which makes it a unique player in the world of sports production telecast. As a matter of fact, CFL, IFL, ISL– the GreyMind name is virtually synonymous with football.
A Sports Journalist with more than two and a half decade of experience, he literally straddles the media space – from Print to Television to the emerging social media. Anilava has been the spirit behind some of the biggest and most viewed programmes in popular television and is universally acknowledged as a pioneer in his domain.