Power Sportz

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Power Sportz
Launched19 May 2018
NetworkDigital
Picture formatHD
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi, English
Broadcast areaGlobal

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 Editor-in-chief 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]

In July 2018, Power Sportz's flagship show, Talking Turkey with Kanthi, was instrumental in unfurling the rampant misconduct and fiefdom existent in the National Sports Federation.[9][10] The show raised issues pertaining to transgender athletes and rampant age fraud prevalent at the grassroots level. It highlighted how the BCCI continued to resist coming 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] Statistics and surveys by Power Sportz channel resulted in Shooting being declared the Best Sports of 2018 in India.[13]

Another episode of Talking Turkey with Kanthi, at Power Sportz focused on International Association of Athletics Federations's (IAAF) attempt on regulating the levels of testosterone in Women athletes. The show informed that IAAF wishes to keep the testosterone level in women athletes at an even level and if the levels are found higher in an athlete, she would require to go hormone replacement therapy. The show criticized IAAF and supported the UN Council's backlash on IAAF. [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]

Awards[edit]

In September 2019, Power Sportz won the India International Excellence Award in the field of sports journalism.[16]

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. ^ Editor (2018-09-19). "Why Sports Lovers Absolutely Should Watch Power Sportz TV". TMN. Archived from the original on 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2019-01-05.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ ANI (2019-04-03). "Is testosterone a male prerogative?". Business Standard India. Archived from the original on 2019-04-06. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  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. ^ Power Sportz bags international excellence award in Dubai

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