InsideSport, a sports business news intelligence web portal, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sporty Solutionz Private Limited (www.sportysolutionz.com). The parent company is a commercial entity with 360° interest in the business of sports. The www.insidesport.co website is an authentic source for news, reviews, data intelligence and analysis pertaining to the sports industry and trade. Insidsport news coverage provides a unique insight into the sports leagues commercials and contracts, brand endorsements, sports business intelligence, top corporate movements of sports business and industry. The editorial approach to provide in depth news is a source of important industry input for key decision makers in the business of sports and sports intellectual properties. We connect with the top decision makers of sports fraternity – from top CEO to sports entrepreneurs, from top brands to leading sports professionals, from broadcasters to sports IP owners.
The InsideSport is managed and driven by a team of seasoned professionals with rich experience in sports and business journalism. The editorial team is ably supported by top managers in the business of sports. The editorial team, with a collective experience of over nine decades, works on a five-pronged approach – sports business news international and domestic; business reviews and critical analysis; player-corporate deals; global sports deals and valuations; and policies which make impact on sports. The web platform was launched by legendary leg spinner Shane Warne with sports media and businss fraternity as well as sporty icons like Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman, Virnder Sehwag, Sanjay Manjrekar and Harbhajan Singh in attendance.
The platform, with a user base of almost 1.5 million subscribers, is serving the sports fraternity by keeping them abreast with the developments in the world of Sports Business.
Other than its news coverage, InsideSport is also aligning the entire Sports Business Fraternity by conducting various Industry Forums. These forums gives the opportunity to industry to voice their opinions and elevate the entire sporting fraternity with the same.
ASHISH CHADHA – Director
He is the key professional behind the vision of InsideSport. Managing broadcast networks & launching new sporting properties successfully is his passion and forte. There are not many names in Indian Broadcast Industry who have the experience of managing channels of all genres. Be it sports, music or News – Ashish has managed it all hands-on. Starting with TV Today’s first 24×7 news channel AAJ TAK ever since itsinception , to Star News (now ABP News, Star Cricket, ESPN and then moving on to the genre of music by successfully overseeing the programming and business operations of E-24, he has been an integral part of Indian broadcast industry’s growth. From managing programming of various channels to bidding & managing media rights of key sporting properties for ESPN, Ashish has a unique distinction of excelling on each front – business as well as the content.
Ashish is also the face of Sports on Indian News and Sports channels. With an experience of over 19 years in the industry as sports journalism / sports producer and programmer / sports anchoring & sports management, he is one of India’s most traveled and experienced names in the field of sports journalism and administration. He has an experience of working for global Sporting powerhouses – TWI London, ESPN STAR SPORTS, Al Jajeera and many other international and Indian channels. He is an English literature graduate and post-graduate from St Stephen’s & Hansraj Colleges and an MBA from Nanyang University, Singapore.
KARAN GUPTA – Director
Karan is founder of ZIRCA, the global digital solutions company that provides state-of-the-art digital advertising and content solutions to brands. He has received his education in Virginia, USA. Having completed his B.Sc in International Finance, he has enrolled for the final semester of MBA in Corporate Finance at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA. He was designated as President and Chief Analyst of the Student’s Managed Investment Portfolio of the Virginia Commonwealth University, for two consecutive years. He has been nominated as member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, USA and International Honors Society of Financial Management Association. He is also Director of Group Housing Development Pvt. Ltd. and Gold Finger Realty Investors Pvt. Ltd.
RAJENDAR SHARMA – Editor, InsideSport
Rajender Sharma, in charge for editorial strategies, is a veteran sports journalist. He has close to three decades of experience with various print, broadcast and new media platforms. He has also had an impressive stint with professional sports administration where he was an integral part of the teams to conceptualize, create and operate national sports leagues like the Indian Badminton League and the Pro Wrestling League. A Delhi University graduate and an avid sports fan, Rajender is among the few sports journalists with a deep understanding of games sporting and commercial nuances. Rajender started his journalistic career with The Statesman in late 1980s, before moving to Broadcast sports journalism in 2001. He has held key editorial portfolios for Transworld International, the global television arm IMG; TV Today group network channels Aajtak and Headlines Today (Now TV Today). He was part of the core group to re-launch the Sahara News channel as Sahara Samay, besides being a Director Operations and Head of (Broadcast) Production for the Indian Badminton League and Pro Wrestling League.