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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.

DSport partners Nodwin to broadcast Indian eSports league

DSport has partnered Nodwin Gaming to showcase the flagship esports tournament in the country – ESL India Premiership.

BCCI to release IPL media rights tender on 21 July

Even as BJP MP Subramanian Swamy had moved the Supreme Court demanding e-auction of IPL media rights, the BCCI has reiterated that the tender process is the best approach to sell the rights.

Vivo Pro Kabaddi ups prize money to Rs 8 crore

Vivo Pro Kabaddi has announcement a consolidated sum of Rs 80 mn as the coveted prize money for the fifth season. This marks a significant increment from Rs 20 mn, which was the prize money scheme for season four of the league in 2016.

Premier Futsal’s new investors and plans to make it bigger this season

Premier Futsal, which has Sony as the broadcaster, will take place in Dubai from the semi-final stage to broaden the league’s appeal.