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DSport acquires broadcast rights of 'Ring of Honor' & MMA 'Cage Warriors', first fight on 2 June

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MUMBAI: 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 4000 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 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 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 2 June, 2017.

DSport now reaches out to more than 70 million households in the country. The channel is available on Tata Sky on LCN 495, On Dish TV channel number 630; Videocon D2H - channel number 410. DSport is also available on leading MSOs including Hathway - channel number 183, Fastway - channel number 314, SITI Cable – channel number 483 and GTPL - channel number 114, amongst others.

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