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Television

DSPORT acquires exclusive India TV rights to DOTA 2 International 2017 grand finale

Discovery Communications India’s sports channel DSPORT has partnered Indian e-sports company NODWIN Gaming to bring to Indian e-sports audiences the first ever exclusive broadcast of the DOTA 2 International Grand Finale 2017.

Star Sports’ FTA channel accounted for 28% of viewership in Wk 1 of Pro Kabaddi

Riding on the rising popularity of Star Sports 1 Tamil and Star Sports First channels, Tamil Nadu witnessed a six-time increase in viewership while Uttar Pradesh also doubled its viewership.

Discovery, YuppTV new buyers of bid document for IPL media rights

While Discovery has launched a sports channel DSport and could be looking at TV rights, YuppTV could eye digital rights. But will they be serious bidders?

Sony renews deal to broadcast CPL in India

Sony Pictures Sports Network has renewed the deal to broadcast the fifth edition of the Caribbean Premier League in the Indian sub-continent.

Pro Kabaddi propels Star Sports’ FTA channel to top spot in first week of launch

Pro Kabaddi league has propelled Star India’s FTA sports channel Star Sports First to the top position in sports in the very first week of its launch.

T S Panesar to lead DSport in India

Discovery has hired former CEO of Hathway Digital’s video business TS Panesar to head DSport in India. The focus of the broadcaster rests on sports like football, horse racing, rugby, motorsports and cycling.

Akshay Kumar to lend glamour to PKL 5 opening ceremony

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar will sing the National Anthem before the start of the first match of the PKL season.

Samsung is presenting sponsor for Star Sports’ broadcast of Premier League

Premier League matches to air live on Star Sports Select and Star Sports Select HD. The select Add On service will be available on Tata Sky.

Sony to broadcast India’s tour of Sri Lanka

For the first time in 3 years, India will be playing a series overseas that has matches in all three formats. Three Tests, five ODIs and a standalone T20 will be played.

Hemang Amin named IPL COO

BCCI has appointed Hemang Amin as COO of the IPL. He was most recently assistant general manager (Finance, Commercial and Events) at the BCCI.