DSport bags telecast rights for Mexican wrestling series, Lucha Underground
DSport, the premium sports channel launched by Discovery Communications India, has acquired exclusive broadcast rights of Mexican Pro-Wrestling series, ‘Lucha Underground. DSport will broadcast all the three seasons of ‘Lucha Underground’, 98 episodes across 3 seasons, every Friday at 8.00 pm, starting September 1, 2017.
Commenting on the acquisition, Karan Bajaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager, South Asia, Discovery Communications India, said, “We are working towards creating a bouquet of wrestling properties on DSport. ‘Lucha Underground’ is a significant addition to ‘Ring of Honour’ and helps us offer a wholesome experience to fans of wrestling in India. We are also targeting to develop a specific time slot on DSport for the wrestling fans.”
‘Lucha Underground’ is based on the Lucha Libre style of wrestling popular in Mexico. Each week, a new episode contains multiple acrobatic fights with many famous luchadors, whose “mythic” beginnings are told in cinematic vignettes throughout. ‘Lucha Underground’ is popular for its action and the fashion quotient, which the storyline and format brings to young audiences worldwide.
The show is affiliated to Mexico’s Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide and features some of the best AAA Lucha fighters from around the world like Luchadores Fenix, Sexy Star, Pentagon Jr., Drago, and the legendary Blue Demon Jr.