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06/21/16
J.League To Sign $10.5M Broadcast Deal

J.League is reportedly "set to sign a major broadcasting right deal" worth an annual total of 1.1B yen ($10.5M) with various domestic and overseas firms from next season, according to KYODO. The deal, with companies including British sports media company Perform Group Ltd. and Japanese telecom Nippo ...

Tags: Media, Japan

06/17/16
WWE, PPTV Agree To Multi-Year Deal

World Wrestling Entertainment has agreed to a multi-year partnership with Chinese streaming service PPTV. As part of the deal, which was officially announced on Wednesday, PPTV will stream WWE's Raw and SmackDown shows in Mandarin across its digital and mobile platforms. WWE declined to release the ...

Tags: Media, North America, China

06/17/16
Stewart Supports Move Into New Markets

Formula 1’s ongoing move away from its traditional home of Europe and into new markets has an unexpected supporter, triple world champion Jackie Stewart. The Scottish driver, who coined the nickname “The Green Hell” for Germany’s legendary Nordschleife (the old 14-mile track ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe, Asia

06/17/16
Lawrence Yu Wants Formula E Track

The man behind Hong Kong’s first Formula E race has called on the government "to build a permanent street circuit on the old Kai Tak runway as part of the proposed multimillion-dollar sports park at the former airport site," according to Nazvi Careem of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Hong Kong ...

Tags: Facilities, China

06/17/16
Indian GP Unlikely Until Finances Improve

Indian F1 Grand Prix CEO Sameer Guar said that the shelved event is "unlikely to return to the Buddh International Circuit until the financial health of its debt-ridden promoter Jaypee Group improves," according to the PTI. Gaur, who had earlier said that "taxation issues surrounding the race w ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

06/17/16
Star India Offering Dedicated Rio Coverage

For the first time ever, the Olympics "will be telecast on eight channels in India," according to Urvi Malvania of the BUSINESS STANDARD. Star Sports, the sports broadcast arm of Star India, "will be using all its eight sports channels" -- four standard definition and four high definition, to give 2 ...

Tags: India, Olympics

06/16/16
Reds Mull Legal Options Over Tweets

J.League side Urawa Reds "may consider legal action against the person who taunted Kashima Antlers Brazilian midfielder Caio with racist tweets," according to KYODO. Urawa said that on Sunday "it received a telephone call from the person who is believed to be the poster of the offensive tweets." Alt ...

Tags: Franchises, Japan

06/15/16
India Wants Day-Night Test Vs. NZ

Plans to host a first day-night test in India later this year "remain intact," the Board of Control for Cricket in India's secretary said on Tuesday, "dismissing a local media report that prospective opponents New Zealand had rejected the idea," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. In April, t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

06/13/16
UFC Agrees To 5-Year Deal With PPTV

UFC is increasing its media presence in the Asian market after reaching a five-year deal with Chinese streaming service PPTV Sports. The deal, which will be formally announced on Monday, gives PPTV the rights to stream all of UFC's events live and ...

Tags: Media, China

06/13/16
Evergrande Fined Almost $4M

Chinese media said that Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande must pay almost $4M in damages to automaker Dongfeng Nissan "for failing to wear kit sponsored by the company," according to the AFP. The two-time AFC Champions League winner said that it "had received a ruling from Guangzhou Hua ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

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