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DSport acquires India broadcast rights of ‘The Open’

The channel will broadcast Live & Exclusive games from Golf’s oldest and most prestigious tournament

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 which will be telecast Live & Exclusive from July 20, 2017, from 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.

Karan Bajaj

Karan Bajaj, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, South Asia, Discovery Communications India, said, “We continue in our endeavour 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 like soccer, golf, wrestling, tennis, horse-racing, motor-sports and extreme sports.”

The 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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