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MIB approves Discovery's application to rename DSport as Eurosport

Discovery's DSport and DSport HD will be renamed as Eurosport and Eurosport HD, respectively

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MUMBAI: The ministry of Information and broadcasting has approved the application of Discovery Communications India (DCI) to rename DSport as Eurosport and DSport HD as Eurosport HD. 

DCI, on 9 October 2019, applied for the renaming of DSport and DSport HD license to Eurosport and Eurosport HD. The Delhi high court had asked MIB to issue an order within eight week on this. 

Discovery had launched its channel DSPORT with Venky and his firm Lex Sportel Vision as its “consultant.” But the two parted ways on 23 January 2020, with Discovery “exercising their right under the provisions of the Term sheet, following material breaches of Law by Lex Sportel and Venkateish in providing services to DCIN and DNAP” – terminating the relationship with Venky and Lex from 23 January 2020. 

Prior to that, DNAP and DCI had put Lex Sportel and Venky on a four-month notice from 14 October 2019 during which they were required to provide services in accordance with the term sheet to DCI and DNAP. Recently, Discovery re-launched DSport HD in India on 17 February. 

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