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General News Rio Olympics: India-centric live on DD National, special programmes on DD Sports
NEW DELHI: All the India-centric events and some other important events taking place during the Olympics next month will be telecast on Doordarshan National Channel.

A DD source told that there will be no live telecasts on DD Sports as that channel is not covered in the ambit of the Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act 2007. However, DD Sports had commenced pre-event programmes on the Olympics in June this year.

Rio 2016 are being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are from 5 to 21 August 2016. The Paralympics follow from 7 to 18 September 2016. The Rio 2016 opening ceremony will be at the Maracanã Stadium on 5 August 2016. This is the first time that the Games are being held in South Anerica.

The source also said that as President Pranab Mukherjee will be giving his traditional broadcast on the eve of Independence Day from 7.00 pm onwards n 14 August 2016, any important India-centric event that may happen at that time could be carried further in the day.

Similarly, the Flag Hoisting Ceremony and Prime Minister’s Address to the Nation on Independence Day and Governors’ Address will be telecast on DD National from 6.25 am to 9.30 am. During this period if any important India centric-event happens, this will be carried as deferred live from 9.30 am onwards.

The timings of the Closing ceremony are yet to be provided by the rights holder Star Sports. Also the timings pertaining to the end of the play every day are tentative and likely to change depending on the duration of the play.

DD Sports has already mounted five shows as the build up to the Rio Olympics 2016. The shows were Olympic Hour, Olympics Flash Back, Mission Rio, Olympics Quiz and 2 episode series ‘Poorvottar Ke Ratna’.
Apart from this social media weekly show ‘Sports Konect’ is totally focussed on Olympics and has been renamed as ‘Olympics Konect’.

During the Olympics in DD Sports, daily Olympics bulletins and studio based discussion show ‘Olympics Hour’ will be telecast which will incorporate India centric news from the field of play and Olympics village. Apart from this shows like Olympics Flashback and Olympics Quiz which are not dated will be repeated.

OLYMPIC HOUR- Studio discussion based one hour show in which the select experts dissect the chances of Indian athletes in sports in which the medals are expected. The selected experts include sports persons, sports journalists and federation officials.

Olympics Flash Back- In this 15 minutes of flash back time, DD Sports takes the viewers down the memory lane, taking one back to the origin, legacy and important moments attached with the Olympics in past. These capsules were acquired from DW, Germany and are of best production quality.

Mission Rio: - in this half an hour per episode done in documentary feature style, India’s chances weighing the sports personalities and specific sports are showcased from the actual location. These episodes are based on athletics, hockey, gymnastics, weightlifting, Wrestling & Archery amongst others.

Olympics Quiz- the only quiz show of its kind in the sports genre, the 7 episode series tests the knowledge level of the school level students pertaining to the games. Hosted by the seasoned quiz master, the series is shot in a unique viewer friendly presentation style, It is beginning this evening from 7.30 pm to 8 pm and will continue everyday till 4 August.

Porvottar Ke Ratna- MC Mary Kom was the face of Indian upsurge in the London Olympics 2016. In Rio Olympics 2016, two sports faces of the North East, boxer Shiva Thapa and gymnast DipaKarmakar shoulder the medal hope of the nation. In two sports episodes of Porvottar Ke Ratna, these two athletes are profiled from ground zero. This will be held on four days featuring Shiva Thomas tomorrow and on 3 August and Dipa Karmakar on 31 July and 4 August from 9.30 pm to 10 pm on Star Sports.

Telecast Timings of Rio Olympics 2016 in DD NATIONAL

The timings are in Indian Standard Time (IST) and the schedule given below is as per the information provided by the rights holder Star Sports.

The schedule includes the timings of the Pre Olympic and Post Olympic show before the start and at the end of each day’s play.

Telecast plan of Rio olympics games based programme 2016 on dd sports

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