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01/29/15
Ten Sports To Bring MotoGP To India

The avenue for non-cricket sports properties like kabaddi, tennis, wrestling, and football, "which saw a great start last year is set to grow bigger," according to Herman Gomes of INDIAN TELEVISION. The newest entrant "is the niche sport Moto Grand Prix popularly known as MotoGP." Ten Sports "has in ...

Tags: Media, India

01/29/15
WICB Asks BCCI To Hold Discussions

West Indies Cricket Board President Dave Cameron urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India "to sort the issue of West Indies' pullout from the India tour midway into the series last year, through a bilateral discussion or a third-party mediation over the next two months," according to the PTI. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

01/28/15
Zhuhai To Host Int'l Women's Tennis

Zhuhai, China "will host an international tennis tournament for the next five years, starting in early November," according to Zhan Lisheng of CHINA DAILY. Co-organized by the WTA, Chinese Tennis Association and the municipal government of Zhuhai, the WTA Elite Trophy "will take place from Nov 2-8." ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

01/28/15
Africa United Behind Sepp Blatter

Senior officials said that African countries "will vote overwhelmingly" for Sepp Blatter in this year’s FIFA presidential election, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Ghana FA President and Confederation of African Football exco member Kwesi Nyantakyi: "Africa is solidly behind B ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

01/28/15
J.League Partners With Meiji-Yasuda

Tokyo-based life insurance firm Meiji-Yasuda has become the title sponsor of the J.League "after signing one of the biggest sponsorship deals in the history of Japanese domestic sport," according to SOCCEREX. The deal "entitles the firm to naming rights to the top three tiers of domestic Japanese fo ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

01/28/15
Star Sports Launches ICC WC Campaign

With the Int'l Cricket Council World Cup 2015 a few days away, Star Sports in association with Lowe Lintas + Partners "unveiled a youth-centric campaign titled, #wontgiveitback, for the upcoming tourney," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The campaign, the second in a series to promote the ICC Cricket ...

Tags: Media, India

01/28/15
China Seeks End To Gold Medal Fixation

China’s graft fighters added gold medals to their growing list of out-of-favor “bling,” after an investigation into the country’s sports administrator condemned the “blind pursuit” of athletic success, according to Tom Mitchell of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Medal count ...

Tags: Olympics, China

01/27/15
L.A. Dodgers Could Sell Stake In Club

The Dodgers "are in negotiations to sell a minority ownership share to a group of South Korean investors," according to a source cited by Bill Shaikin of the L.A. TIMES. But the source said there is "zero" chance Dodgers owner Guggenheim Baseball Management "would surrender control of the team in th ...

Tags: Franchises, North America, Asia

01/27/15
ICC World Cup To Air In Six Languages

The Int'l Cricket Council World Cup 2015 "will be telecast live on Star Sports network in six languages," according to the PTI. The tournament "will be broadcast in Hindi, English, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali." Star Sports, India's leading sports broadcaster, "unveiled its youth-centric ...

Tags: Media, India

01/27/15
ATV Could Lose Broadcast Rights

The Hong Kong FA warned on Monday that financially-troubled ATV "could this week lose its broadcasting rights" for domestic football games, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. According to a contract, the football body "is required to pay the television station the second half ...

Tags: Media, China

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