Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> Industry Briefing >> Article

DSPORT acquires broadcast rights of marquee wrestling property Ring of Honor and MMA's Cage Warriors

31-May-2017
Font Size   16
Share
DSPORT acquires broadcast rights of marquee wrestling property Ring of Honor and MMA's Cage Warriors

DSPORT, Discovery’s sports channel in India, expanded its portfolio further by bagging the broadcast rights of Wrestling property Ring of Honor and Mixed Martial Arts Property Cage Warriors. The acquisitions further embellish DSPORT’s portfolio of more than 4,000 hours of live content spread across genres like Football, Tennis, Cycling, Horse-racing, Golf, Motorsports, and extreme sports.  This also marks the first time that both the properties – Ring of Honor and Cage Warriors – will be broadcast in India.

Ring of Honor (ROH), known for its athleticism and hard hitting style, is an American professional wrestling program and has a huge fan following across the globe. ROH has produced celebrated wrestlers and superstars in wrestling. Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Chris Hero, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, Daniel Puder, The Hardy Boyz, Kevin Owens are a few among the wrestlers who have made it big in global promotions like the WWE. DSPORT will telecast fresh episodes of ROH delivered weekly from the US.

Established in 2001, Cage Warriors Fighting Championship or CWFC is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization based in London. The platform has produced stars like Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping in MMA. There will be 11 fights of Cage Warriors series every year and each fight lasting for 2-3 hours will be broadcast live on DSPORT. Indian viewers will get to witness live action of the first fight on June 2, 2017

DSPORT now reaches out to more than 70 million households in the country. The channel is available on TataSky, Dish TV and Videocon D2H. DSPORT is also available on leading MSOs including Hathway, Fastway, SITI Cable and GTPL, amongst others.

Tags DSPORT MMA

Abhishek Punia, Co-founder and COO of ARM Worldwide, tells about how they re-branded themselves from ARM Digital to ARM Worldwide and in the process marked their presence globally

Srinivasan opens up on what prompted their recent rebrand, their foray into bus depots and developing the software that displays Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation's (BMTC) Passenger Information System for all the major bus depots in Bangalore.

Software and Technology, Consulting, Healthcare seem to be increasingly using Webinars to engage with their clients and employees

Chandy indulges in his love for reading and learning something new over the weekends

Though revenue from media operations grew by 10.6% yoy to Rs 760.8cr, the film production revenue declined by 18.0% yoy

At the inaugural one-on-one session between Aroon Purie, Chairman & Editor-in-chief of India Today Group and Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-chief BW Businessworld & Exchage4media Group, Purie spok...

At the 11th Indian Magazine Congress in New Delhi Rajdeep Sardesai, Consulting Editor, India Today, remembered the time when he used to work for Times of India