An Overview of the Indian Sports Broadcasting Landscape

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Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019. Written by R. Seshank Shekar, Nihal Zachariah No Comments

The Indian sports broadcasting landscape has evolved significantly over the last quarter of a century and has grown into one of the largest sports broadcasting markets in the world. This will not come as a surprise considering the proliferation of television, mobile and internet technology among the Indian population. According to estimates, more than 780 million1 Indians have access to a television in India and more than 183 million2 households own or have a television set. Further, estimates suggest that India recently passed the 500 million internet users mark3.

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Nihal Zachariah

Nihal Zachariah

Nihal is a Senior Associate at LawNK, a Bangalore based niche law practice specializing in sports, intellectual property, media and information technology laws. He is also Legal Counsel at Copyright Integrity International, a world leader in the protection of digital and broadcast rights. Nihal graduated from Gujarat National Law University in 2013 and has experience in the areas of rights protection assistance and commercial contractual drafting for a range of clients, in the sports industry and outside. 

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R. Seshank Shekar

R. Seshank Shekar

Seshank is a Senior Associate at LawNK, a Bangalore based niche law practice specializing in sports, intellectual property, media and information technology laws.  He is also Legal Counsel at Copyright Integrity International, a world leader in the protection of digital and broadcast rights. 
 
Seshank has advised a wide range of clients in the sports industry and has written several articles on topics such as the tax treatment of athletes, fair play, gender determination and issues related to drug testing in sport.
 
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