Now, Discovery steps foot in sports arena with DSPORT

By Team Admatazz | Tuesday, 7 February 2017 5:36 AM

With a commitment to deliver the biggest and best sporting moments from across the world, Discovery Communications has announced the launch of DSPORT, an all-new sports channel in India.

Said Karan Bajaj, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific: “Discovery has been entertaining Indian audiences for over two decades with a well-entrenched portfolio of unique content channels. We are excited to add yet another flagship brand to our growing offering with the launch of DSPORT, whichis set to redefine sports entertainment. Combining India’s passion for sports with our global expertise in sports production, DSPORT will offer a daily dose of 10+ hours of live content for viewers across the country.”

R C Venkateish, former MD of ESPN Star and former CEO of Dish TV India, will be working closely with DSPORT especially in areas related to content acquisition for the channel.

DSPORT will cover a wide repertoire of properties from across the world of sports. These will initially include:

  • Horse Racing: exclusive rights to telecast daily live racing from the best of UK and Irish tracks totaling over 7000 races/ year
  • Football: Brazilian League, Chinese Super League, Portuguese League, Major League Soccer (USA)
  • Golf: British Open (The Open Championship), US Open, PGA Championship, LPGA
  • Motorsports: NASCAR, FIA World Rallycross Championship
  • Rugby: 6 Nations Rugby
  • Cycling: Tour de France (a property of Eurosport)
Tags: Discovery Communications Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific DSPORT Karan Bajaj R C Venkateish
First Published: Tuesday, 7 February 2017 5:36 AM