Indian Subcontinent

Direct-to-home service provider DishTV has agreed a carriage deal for DSport, the new Indian sports television channel launched by international media and entertainment company Discovery Communications.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has opened a new tender process for television and digital rights to the Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition, according to multiple reports.

Indian pay-television broadcaster Neo Sports and new sports television channel DSport have acquired rights to the World Touring Car Championship motor-racing series.

International media and entertainment company Discovery Communications has today (Monday) launched a new sports television channel in India.

Media group Sony Pictures Networks India has been granted approval by the Competition Commission of India for its acquisition of the Ten Sports arm of pay-television operator Zee Entertainment Enterprises.

The NBA North American basketball league yesterday (Sunday) streamed a regular-season game via Facebook for the first time, with the game between the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors available exclusively to users of the social media platform in India.

The I-League, the top division of club football in India, is set to benefit from exposure through an OTT platform after a rights agreement was reached with DittoTV, the digital arm of pay-television operator Zee Entertainment Enterprises.

Media company Sony Pictures Networks India has acquired rights for the Chennai Open, the country’s only men’s ATP World Tour tennis event.

Media group Sony Pictures Networks India has signed up as the broadcast partner for the Super Fight League, India’s first mixed martial arts promotion.

Nitin Kukreja has resigned from his role as president and head of sports at pay-television broadcaster Star India.

Sony Pictures Networks India last month picked up rights to the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament after pay-television broadcaster Neo Sports refused an option to extend its deal.

The CAA Eleven agency has launched new tenders for rights to Uefa national team properties.

Media group Constantin Medien has forged a partnership with Indian telecommunications company Tata Communications to develop a new media hub in Germany.

Sony Pictures Networks India has acquired rights to the fourth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament.

The Indian government has issued a ruling ordering privately-held broadcasters to share rights to key matches played by the national cricket team with public-service broadcaster Doordarshan.

Impress Matra Consortium has acquired global broadcast rights for the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 club cricket competition.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has apologised to bidders in the tender process for the next set of rights to the Indian Premier League after electing to postpone the scheduled auction for the Twenty20 competition.