Star India announces the launch of India’s first private free-to-air sports channel, Star Sports First. The channel will go on air on July 21, 2017 on Doordarshan’s FTA DTH platform Freedish. This will allow sports fans and enthusiasts to watch sports action in Hindi, without paying any subscription fee.
The channel will air the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, which will begin in Hyderabad on July 28, 2017. In addition, the channel’s programme calendar will also include BCCI domestic cricket tournaments, domestic football tournament etc.