DSport acquires exclusive India broadcast rights of 'The Open'

DSport acquires exclusive India broadcast rights of 'The Open'

MUMBAI: DSport has acquired long-term India broadcast rights of ‘The Open’, Golf’s oldest and most prestigious tournament.

‘The Open’ is one of the four major championships in professional golf. DSport will telecast live The 146th Open, set to get underway on 20 July 2017, at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Indian stars Anirban Lahiri and Shiv Kapur will be among several legends and other top stars of world golf, trying to lay their hands on the coveted Claret Jug.

Discovery Communications India South Asia senior vice-president and general manager Karan Bajaj said, “We continue in our endeavor to offer the best of global sporting extravaganzas to sports aficionados across the country.  The acquisition of broadcast rights of The Golf will help us build and engage with the growing community of Golf followers in the country. DSport  in a short span of time has built a strong array of properties across categories such as soccer, golf, wrestling, tennis, horse-racing, motor-sports and extreme sports.”

The live and exclusive broadcast will be in two phases across the four days of The Open.

Telecast Timings:

July 20: 11 AM – 2:00 PM & 6:30 PM – 00:30 AM (IST)

July 21: 11 AM – 2:00 PM & 6:30 PM – 00:30 AM (IST)

July 22: 6:30 PM – 00:30 AM (IST)

July 23: 5:30 – 23:30 PM (IST)

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