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India’s Star Sports 2 expands its DTH reach

Tata Sky and Sun Direct are the latest Indian direct-to-home (DTH) TV platforms to carry Star Sports 2, the newest sports channel from the ESPN Star Sports stable, following a new agreement with ESPN Software India.

The channel, which launched in March 2013, is currently televising the ICC Champions Trophy one day international (ODI) cricket event with commentary in Hindi. Sister channels Star Cricket and Star Cricket HD will provide coverage in English.

Fellow DTH operator Airtel Digital TV is also carrying the new sports channel, which is currently only available in MPEG 2, according to Indian Television. ESPN Software India is reportedly working towards making it available in MPEG 4.

Star Sports 2 is the sixth sports channel launched by ESPN Star Sports in the Indian subcontinent. In addition to cricket it covers football, tennis, motor racing and golf.

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