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DD shares BRICS football telecast with Star

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NEW DELHI: Doordarshan, which has the exclusive rights to cover the first BRICS Under 17 Football Cup tournament now being held in India, is sharing its signals with Star Sports to telecast the India Brazil match positional match apart from the final match.

A DD official told indiantelevision.com that the signal was being shared without any monetary arrangement. Furthermore, Star Sports was not doing any marketing, which was being handled by Doordarshan itself.

The BRICS Under 17 Football Cup, which has been given great importance with the official government website pib.nic.in giving daily results and DD Sports covering it live, is being shown on DD North East with commentary in English and Hindi and on DD Malayalam with commentary in that language.

Brazil is so far the only unbeaten team and may go on to win the BRICS U 17 Football Cup, being held in Goa at the initiative of the prime minister Narendra Modi.

DD Sports hopes through expers to analyse the takeaways for India which has had three consecutive defeats, particularly as the tournament will again be hosted by India next year.

The repeat telecast of the matches can be seen next day on DD Sports. The final match of the tournament and closing ceremony scheduled on 15 October can be watched on DD National, which claims to be the largest terrestrial platform of the world.

DD has deployed a 60-member team comprising production and engineering staff for the smooth coverage of the tournament. 

Favourites Brazil is the only unbeaten team thus far with nine points from three outings. Russia is placed second with six points from three fixtures, while both South Africa and China have four points each. India has suffered identical solitary goal losses to Russia, South Africa and China.

Those who will miss out can follow the DD social media platforms for results and updates. The best of the matches will also be available on the You Tube platform of DD Sports.

Details of the DD Sports social media platforms:- 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/ddsportschannel

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Doordarshansports/

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/user/doordarshansports

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/dd.sports/

Also read:  Goafirst BRICS U17 live telecast on DD Sports today

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