Panesar quits as head of India's DSport
TS Panesar is stepping down as head of DSport, the Indian sports broadcaster owned by international media giant Discovery, after 18 months in the role.
It is reported that 31 January will be his last day with the company, but his future plans are not known.
Panesar was responsible for content acquisition and monetisation, with rights acquisitions having included cricket’s Nidahas Trophy and Bangladesh Premier League, soccer’s South Asian Football Federation Championship and the Poker Sports League.
DSport launched in February 2017 as a new rival for Indian sports powerhouses Star India and Sony Pictures Networks, and Panesar joined in August of that year from Hathway, the Indian cable service operator.
He previously had a long stint at Star, latterly as executive vice-president of distribution.
Panesar’s departure follows that of Karan Bajaj as head of Discovery’s Indian business last September.