DD Sports

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DD Sports
DD sports logo.jpg
Launched 1998
Owned by Prasar Bharati
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
720p (HDTV 16:9)
Country India
Language Indian English and Hindi
Headquarters New Delhi, Delhi, India
Formerly called Doordarshan Kendra Delhi
Sister channel(s) Doordarshan
Website www.ddsports.tv
Availability
Satellite
Airtel Digital TV
(India)
Channel 232 SDTV
Channel 224 HDTV
SUN Direct
(India)
Channel 510
Dish TV
(India)
Channel ???
BIG TV
(India)
Channel 512
Tata Sky
(India)
Channel 401
DD Direct+
(India)
Channel ???
Cable
Cablelink
(Philippines)
Channel 60
Cable Star Iloilo
(Philippines)
Channel 80
Destiny Cable
(Philippines)
Coming Soon
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Coming Soon

DD Sports is a state owned TV channel telecasting from Doordarshan Kendra Delhi. DD Sports was launched on March 8, 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 turned free, to become the only ‘Free-To- Air’ Sports Channel in the country. Besides showing live important sporting events like cricket, football, tennis etc., DD Sports showcases Indian sports including Kabaddi, Kho-kho etc. In addition to the 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.[1]

History[edit]

2012[edit]

Due to Olympics and focusing on Indian participants, DD sports beat ESPNSTAR attracting 100 million people.[2] DD Sports Friday agreed to telecast live the semifinals and final of the tournament.[3]

List of programmes[edit]

Multi-Sporting Event
Football (Soccer)
Cricket
Other Sports
Other Programs
  • Sports Hour (News)

Technology[edit]

DD Sports HD[edit]

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DD Sports HDTV channel was launched during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India. It uses 1080i or 720p format with 16:9 aspect ratio.

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