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Bidding for IPL global media rights was a conscious decision: Uday Shankar

Having TV and digital rights to the IPL will allow Star to serve cricket audiences better, chairman & CEO Uday Shankar said.

DSport bags broadcast rights of Mexican pro-wrestling series ‘Lucha Underground’

DSport, the sports TV channel from Discovery, has acquired exclusive broadcast rights of famous Mexican pro-wrestling series ‘Lucha Undergorund’.

IPL TV rights could go for $1.8 bn, digital rights for $210 mn: Duff & Phelps

IPL TV rights for IPL could fetch BCCI $1.8 bn, according to an estimate by Duff & Phelps. The internet and mobile rights could go for $210 mn.

SC bars Prasar Bharati from airing shared live sports feed on private cable, DTH

In a judgment that can have significant implications for pay TV revenues, SC has said Prasar Bharati can air live feed of sporting events of national importance that it gets from private sports broadcasters only on its terrestrial network and own DTH platform, Freedish. What impact it will have on sports rights fee? Are there any grey areas?

Star Sports launches campaign for India–Aussie series

This year, Star Sports will telecast from Diwali to Christmas India- Australia series, followed by India tour of New Zealand and Sri Lanka’s tour of India.

WWE Network to stream ‘SummerSlam’ live in Hindi for the first time

“As we continue to place an emphasis on international growth, offering a customised version of ‘SummerSlam’ to our fans in India was a priority,” said WWE chief revenue & marketing officer Michelle Wilson.

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.