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DSport bags rights of Chinese League, IPL on cards

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MUMBAI: Discovery’s newest offering in the sports industry, DSport, has acquired the rights of the Chinese Super League (CSL). The tournament will be aired from 11 March.

Launched on 6 February, the channel is guided by former MD of ESPN Star and former CEO of Dish TV India R.C. Venkateish.

Venkateish said that the star-studded tournament will be telecast from March 11. Big names like Oscar and Carlos Tevez have already joined the league. He is also looking forward to announce about getting the Wayne Rooney deal with the Shanghai team by the end of this month.

The channel has also acquired rights for three other major national football leagues — the Brazilian League, Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Portuguese league.

It will also telecast the Tour de France from this season, and it will also beam major horse racing events like the Dubai Racing World Cup as well as the Melbourne Cup.

DSport is also willing to take part in the bidding process for bagging the rights to telecast the IPL later this year. Venkateish will steer the channel to bid for it.

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