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1Sports Channel Shut Down

1Sports was an Indian sports channel owned by Lex Sportel Vision Pvt. Ltd., launched after Discovery India took control of their DSport channel. 1Sports broadcast live sporting action from around the world, including high-profile content such as I-League. 1Sports is now shut down its operations in India with effect from 23rd of November 2023 Onwards.

1Sports channel was available on all popular Direct to Home DTH and Cable TV Platforms such as Dish TV, d2h, Tata Play, Airtel Digital TV, etc. In February 2017, Discovery Communications launched the DSport channel to broadcast different kinds of sporting actions in the Indian subcontinent.

In January 2020 Discovery applied a name change application of their sports channel from DSport to Eurosport, which was challenged by Lex Sportel as the one who made the uplinking license deal of the channel. Delhi High Court went in favor of Discovery and as a result Lex Sportel went out of the deal. Then Lex Sportel started showing ads about the launch of their new channel and a scroll text on D Sport channel that contents of the channel belongs to Lex Sportel’s server based in Hong Kong, until 24 January when Discovery took full control of the channel. Though this was scheduled to take effect on 14 February, Discovery took control of the channel three weeks before the original date, but the court dismissed the matter. Finally, on 28 January Lex Sportel launched their own channel, 1Sports and now it’s shut down after 3 years of launch.

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