MUMBAI: A year's wait is finally coming to an end as Japan gets ready to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The upcoming Olympics are scheduled to be held in the Japanese capital from July 23 to August 8.

A total of around 11,000 athletes from 206 countries are expected to participate in 33 sports in Tokyo Olympics 2021.

India will send a 228-strong contingent comprising 119 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics, and this will be India's largest-ever group of sportspersons at the Olympics.

Nov 24, 2020 18:11
MUMBAI: Public service broadcaster All India Radio has secured permission from Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), the India territory media rights holder for international cricket in Australia, for ball-by-ball commentary of the upcoming blockbuster series between hosts Australia and India. 
Jun 17, 2019 18:06
MANCHESTER: Representatives of national broadcater Doordarshan are in danger of losing their World Cup accreditation after being caught live-streaming Virat Kohli’s press conference ahead of the match against Pakistan, which is against the protocol laid down by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
May 28, 2019 17:05
MUMBAI: Public broadcaster Doordarshan will, for the first time, introduce dual streams for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Feb 12, 2019 16:02
NEW DELHI: The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2019, which is set to take place in the Indian capital city from 21 February, is all set to split its broadcasting rights in India with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and Doordarshan beginning with the rifle and pistol competitions.
Jan 25, 2019 13:01
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has ordered that the government-owned broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) will broadcast the national tennis team’s upcoming Davis Cup tie against Italy, following the grievance of parent body All India Tennis Association (AITA) over the issue last month, Press Trust of India reports.
Jan 03, 2019 15:01
MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has given broadcasters and other stakeholders until 15 January for providing comments on the Draft Sports Broadcasting Signals Amendment Bill, which was introduced in the public domain in October 2018.
Dec 18, 2018 13:12
NEW DELHI: Indian national tennis federation All India Tennis Association (AITA) has initiated legal proceedings against Doordarshan (DD), the government-owned broadcaster for not honouring the agreement on telecasting its matches, Press Trust of India reports.
Nov 23, 2018 14:11
BHUBANESWAR: Hockey India (HI) was impressed with the incredible response by hockey fans for the opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. An unprecedented number of fans logged in to the online ticketing website, within hours of the ticket sales opening from 12 pm on 20 November. The heavy traffic led to some technical issues which were resolved swiftly.
Oct 17, 2018 16:10
NEW DELHI: In what would be a serious blow to sports rights holders if the Centre has its way, the Union information and broadcasting ministry has proposed to amend the Sports Broadcasting Signals (mandatory sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act, 2007, so as to allow pubcaster Doordarshan to not only air the feed it gets from private sports broadcasters on its terrestrial network and its direct-to-home-service DD Free Dish, but
Dec 01, 2017 11:12
MUMBAI: The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry is working on a proposal that will make the Indian Premier League (IPL) available on state broadcaster Doordarshan and has asked the sports ministry to weigh in on the matter.