Channel : DD Sports
About DD Sports
DD Sports is a state owned TV channel telecasting from Central Production Centre Delhi. DD Sports was launched on 18 March 1998. In the beginning, it broadcast sports programmes for six hours a day, which was increased to 12 hours in 1999. From 1 June 2000, DD Sports became a ’round-the-clock’ satellite channel. It was an encrypted pay channel for a while (between 2000 and 2003) and on 15 July 2003 it became free, to become the only free-to-air sports channel in the country.
Besides showing live sporting events like cricket, football, and tennis, DD Sports showcases Indian sports including kabaddi and kho-kho. In addition to international sporting events, important national tournaments of hockey, football, athletics, cricket, swimming, tennis, badminton, archery and wrestling are also telecast. The DD Sports channel also telecasts news based programmes, sports quiz and personality oriented shows.