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04/28/15
Star India Buys Stake In Mashal Sports

Star India has acquired a 74% stake in Mashal Sports, which is co-promoted by Anand Mahindra and owns the successful Pro Kabaddi League, according to TELEVISION POST. The value of the deal "is not known." Star, which is the official broadcaster of the league, "will now have control over the entire l ...

Tags: Media, India

04/28/15
Bach: India Won't Bid For 2024 Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach "laid to rest speculations about India's possible bid for 2024 Olympics, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not propose it in their meeting," according to the PTI. Bach also said that the IOC thought that "it would be too soon for the country to host a successful ...

Tags: Olympics, India

04/27/15
IPL Records 145 Million Unique Viewers

According to TAM Media Research data for Sony Max, Sony Six and Sony Aath for the matches played from April 7-18, the eighth season of the Indian Premier League saw 54% of the All India Universe "tuning in to watch the matches," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. A total of 145 million unique viewers " ...

Tags: Media, India

04/27/15
OCA: Bach Visit Is Boost For Indian Sports

Olympic Council of Asia Secretary-General Randhir Singh said that IOC President Thomas Bach's visit to India "will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games," according to C. Rajshekhar Rao of the AP. Randhir made the comments ahead of Bach's ...

Tags: Olympics, India

04/24/15
HK Official Slams Legislative Committee

Top sports official Terry Smith added his voice to the "chorus of disapproval" over delays in funding approval for the proposed Kai Tak sports hub, highlighting the irony of what he called "political bloody-mindedness," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Smith, a member of th ...

Tags: Facilities, China

04/24/15
Eurosport Wins UEFA Rights In Singapore

Eurosport announced on Thursday that it has secured exclusive media rights for the UEFA Champions League in Singapore, according to CHANNEL NEWS ASIA. The channel, which is part of StarHub TV's Sports Group package, has an agreement with the European governing body of football for three years f ...

Tags: Media, Asia

04/24/15
Tiger Woords To Redo Chinese Golf Club

Tiger Woods will "redo a 27-hole facility," currently called Holiday Golf Club, that will reopen as Pacific Links National Golf Club, according to Bob Harig of ESPN. Woods is "headed to Asia this weekend" for a series of clinics in addition to announcing the golf course design project in China. ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

04/23/15
Hisense Forks Out $7M For Red Bull Deal

Chinese consumer electronic brand Hisense is paying more than $2M annually to Infiniti Red Bull Racing as part of its recently announced partnership with the F1 team, according to an industry source. Marketing agency JMI, which secured the partnership, would not disclose any terms of the contract an ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China, United Kingdom

04/23/15
Japan FA Reports $17.6M Surplus

The Japan FA produced a surplus of 2.14B yen ($17.6M) for '14, up by 1.7B yen ($10M) despite the national team's lack of success at the World Cup and Japanese club teams' mediocre performances in the Asian Champions League. Income increased to 18.88B yen ($143M) thanks to higher uniform sales and pr ...

Tags: Finance, Japan

04/23/15
Sports Ministry Suspends PCI

India's Sports Ministry on Wednesday suspended the recognition of the Paralympic Committee of India "with immediate effect for poor management and conduct of National Para Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad in March," according to the PTI. The ministry said that an inquiry conducted by Sports Auth ...

Tags: Olympics, India

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