Power Sportz

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CountryIndia
Broadcast areaGlobal
NetworkDigital
Programming
Language(s)Hindi, English
Picture formatHD
History
Launched19 May 2018

Power Sportz is India's first live sports news and journalism channel on a digital platform[1][2] and it is based in Gurugram, India.[3] Kanthi D Suresh is the founder and chief editor of the channel.[4][5][6] The platform was launched in May 2018 at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.[1] The channel is available on Amazon Fire TV.[7][8]

History[edit]

In July 2018, Power Sportz launched its flagship show, Talking Turkey with Kanthi, which discusses issues existing in the Indian sports ecosystem such as the misconduct and fiefdom existing in the National Sports Federation of India,[9][10] the resistance of BCCI to come under the purview of the RTI Act despite recommendations by the Lodha Committee and directive issued by the Central Information Commission (CIC) to ensure compliance,[11][12] and the attempt of International Association of Athletics Federations's (IAAF) to regulate testosterone level in women athletes. The show criticized IAAF and supported the UN Council's backlash on IAAF.[13]

Statistics and surveys by Power Sportz channel resulted in Shooting being declared the Best Sports of 2018 in India.[14]

In June 2019, Power Sportz won a legal case against Star Sports for interfering with the digital live streaming rights of Power Sportz for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.[15]

In June 2020, during the Black Lives Matter movement, it raised the issue of racism prevalent within the Indian national cricket team when West Indies cricketer Daren Sammy revealed that he was inundated with racial slurs during the Indian Premier League matches held in Hyderabad.[16]

In September 2021, Power Sportz expanded to middle-eastern countries.[17]

Awards[edit]

In September 2019, Power Sportz won the India International Excellence Award in the field of sports journalism.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "People should focus on their own business, says Kanthi D Suresh, Editor-in-Chief, Power Sportz". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  2. ^ Dharamshi, Manan (2018-10-30). "Discomfort in Sporting federations, as Power Sportz declares the best Sport for 2018". The Indian Wire. Archived from the original on 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  3. ^ "The Mindset of Corporates need to change; Kanthi D Suresh, Editor-in-Chief, Power Sportz (www.powersportz.tv)". www.siliconindia.com. Archived from the original on 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  4. ^ "Power Sportz seems to be influencing the Voters mindset in Telangana!". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  5. ^ "Olympics is the biggest test of them all, says Kanthi". The Sunday Guardian Live. 2018-03-03. Archived from the original on 2019-03-29. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  6. ^ "The biggest difference on a digital platform is clock-time viewing, says Kanthi D Suresh, Editor-in-Chief, Power Sportz". www.siliconindia.com. Archived from the original on 2019-01-09. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  7. ^ "Digital sports news channel Power Sportz launches on Amazon Fire TV Stick - TelevisionPost: Latest News, India's Television, Cable, DTH, TRAI". TelevisionPost: Latest News, India’s Television, Cable, DTH, TRAI. 2019-01-31. Archived from the original on 2019-02-02. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  8. ^ Dhyani, Kunal (2019-01-31). "India's dedicated sports news channel to go on Amazon Fire". InsideSport. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  9. ^ Dharamshi, Manan (2018-10-25). "Will Kanthi D Suresh, Editor-in-chief, Power Sportz, take credit, if PM declares hockey as the National Sport?". The Indian Wire. Archived from the original on 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  10. ^ Baker, Christian. "I Dont have Any Personal Agenda, says Kanthi D Suresh, Editor-in-Chief, Power Sportz". Archived from the original on 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  11. ^ "Gender Bias in Sports – The Views of Kanthi D Suresh, the Doyenne of Sports News Broadcasting". Archived from the original on 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  12. ^ "Why Sports Lovers Absolutely Should Watch Power Sportz TV". TMN. 2018-09-19. Archived from the original on 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  13. ^ ANI (2019-04-03). "Is testosterone a male prerogative?". Business Standard India. Archived from the original on 2019-04-06. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  14. ^ Dharamshi, Manan (2018-10-30). "Discomfort in Sporting federations, as Power Sportz declares the best Sport for 2018". The Indian Wire. Archived from the original on 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  15. ^ IANS (2019-06-08). "Star Sports restrained from interfering live streaming of World Cup by Powersportz.tv". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  16. ^ "After Raising Racism & Sexual Harassment Issues, Power Sportz Highlights Nepotism". Chandigarh Metro. 2020-08-12. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  17. ^ Dharamshi, Manan (2021-09-25). "Power Sportz expands to Middle Eastern Countries". The Indian Wire. Retrieved 2021-10-07.
  18. ^ Power Sportz bags international excellence award in Dubai

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