ATN DD Sports
|ATN DD Sports|
ATN DD Sports logo
|Launched||October 28, 2010|
|Owned by||Asian Television Network|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
ATN Neo Cricket (2010–2012)|
ATN Cricket (2012)
ATN Sports (2012-2015)
|Website||ATN DD Sports|
|Rogers Cable||Channel 844|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 794|
ATN DD Sports is a Canadian Category B English language digital cable specialty channel that is owned by Asian Television Network (ATN). ATN Sports is an Asian sports service, featuring the best sports programming from India. It airs live and tape-delayed Cricket matches as well as other Asian sports such as Kabaddi, Kho-kho, Field hockey, Archery and Badminton. Programming is derived from DD Sports, India's only free-to-air national Sports channel.
In June 2009, Asian Television Network was granted approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called ATN Cricket Channel Two, described as "a national, English-language ethnic Category 2 specialty programming service devoted to cricket matches from around the world and Canada as well as other sports from India."
The channel was launched on October 28, 2010 as ATN NEO Sports under a licensing agreement from the parent company of the Indian channel NEO Cricket. It sourced much of its programming from the India-based channel. ATN NEO Cricket was renamed ATN Cricket in March 2012. Shortly thereafter, in June 2012, the channel was renamed again, this time as ATN Sports. The Indian channel renamed NEO Prime on June 3, 2012.
In May 2013, ATN announced a partnership with Doordarshan, India's public broadcaster. Along with the launch of several Doordarshan channels, ATN also acquired the rights to content from DD Sports for ATN Sports. As of 2015, the channel goes by the name ATN DD Sports.
|October 2010 - March 2012||March 2012 - May 2012||June 2012 – 2015|
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-364 CRTC 2009-06-18
- ATN NEO Cricket Launched on Rogers Cable, Digital Journal 2010-10-28
- "ATN to launch 5 Channels in collaboration with India's largest Broadcaster- DOORDARSHAN in Canada" (PDF).