DSport has been confirmed as the official broadcaster of the I-League 2019-20 season. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has signed a three-year deal with Lex Sportel Vision Pvt. Ltd. to broadcast the Hero I-League on DSport starting 2019-20 season.
The All-India Football Federation and DSport at a meeting today (Thursday) have agreed on a broadcast deal for the I-League Season 2019-2020. The news comes as a shot in the arm for the league, which has got few good news in the past few years.
AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das in his statement said, ”I need to thank Lex Sportel Vision for penning a three-year deal with AIFF. It has enabled us to bank on Instat Limited’s expertise in producing live telecast of Hero I-League matches on DSport. The eight camera set-up for all matches will surely add to enhanced viewing for the fans. I also need to thank FSDL for negotiating and facilitating the deal.”
Only select few I-League games were televised the host broadcaster last year. The deal was initiated and taken forward by Punjab Football Club owner Ranjit Bajaj.
“I am really glad that my efforts to get DSports as the official broadcasting partners and Instat Sports, a Russian based stats and analytics company, to provide best production and interface experience has finally come through,” said Ranjit Bajaj.
“The association with Dsport is going to mark a new era for football Enthusiasts in India. I am personally very glad to have Dsport as the official broadcasters for ILeague this season and it’s a win win situation for us as owners of the clubs as we finally made our fans watch the matches live and for the official broadcasters who can now have commercials involved in the upcoming seasons. At the end I would like to thank the All India Football Federation, Ms. Priti Srivastavav, Senior Vice President, Reliance Corporation for their support and Corporation.”
The 13th edition of Hero I-League is scheduled to commence from November 30, featuring 11 teams and 110 matches.
InsideSport.co had last week reported that DSport were “close to” signing the I-League broadcast deal.