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Discovery’s school quiz show to go on-air from 28 Apr - nairrk - 04-26-2019

[Image: Discovery-communication-india-Byjus-Cover-160x90.jpg]MUMBAI: Discovery Communications India and Byju’s – The learning app, have joined hands to launch integrated school quiz show ‘Discovery School Super League’ (DSSL) which transverses across on-ground, digital and television media. DSSL premieres on 28th April at 1 pm on Discovery Channel and Discovery HD World. The quiz show will also be showcased on Discovery Science and Discovery Kids starting 1st May.

Conceptualised at a never-before scale, DSSL reached out to more than 12300 schools across 29 states and 1 union territory. A total of 43.7 lakh students participated on-ground in the initial round; an additional 3.7 lakh wild card entries came through Byju’s app. The on-air phase will feature 30 state-wise teams (2 students per team) who will compete in 5 semi-finals (6 teams per episode).

The show will be hosted by the multi-talented personalities Mini Mathur and Cyrus Sahukar. These Two Quiz Masters will lead their respective rival camps called the Cyrus’s Champions and Mini’s Mavericks. There will be 6 teams in each episode, and the winner of each episode will make their way to the finals where they will battle it out to make their home state proud. The quiz offers an exciting reward – top 3 teams, along with their school principals, will win a coveted trip to NASA along with a cash prize.

Discovery Communications India VP, Head of Advertising Sales and Business Head of Regional Clusters Vikram Tanna said, “DSSL is already the Gold standard in quiz contests across the country. This landmark IP is setting new benchmarks, clearly emerging as India’s biggest ever integrated quiz show traversing across on-ground, digital and television. I wish all the best to the 60 students who have made it to the semi-finals.”

Byju’s head of marketing Atit Mehta said, “DSSL is a quiz show which encourages students to approach learning with a whole new perspective. Celebrating the importance of life-long learning, this quiz show aims at making learning fun, exciting and engaging.”