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09/02/16
JOC Clears Bid Leaders Of Illegal Activity

Officials who led Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics "have been cleared of any illegal activity by a Japanese investigation," following revelations that the city had paid more than $2M to a company linked to the son of the disgraced former IAAF President Lamine Diack, according t ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/02/16
WBSC Announces Broadcast Rights

The World Baseball Softball Confederation announced broadcast rights agreements in the Americas, Asia and Oceania for the WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup 2016, which opens on Saturday in Gijang, Republic of Korea. The host broadcasting rights of the VII Women's Baseball World Cup in Gijang have been ...

Tags: Media, Asia, South America, North America

09/02/16
SPN To Become 'Major' Cricket Broadcaster

The $385M acquisition of TEN Sports "is set to make Sony Pictures Networks a major cricket broadcaster in Asia as it seeks to expand its Twenty20-dominated portfolio," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. SPN "holds broadcast rights for the annual cash-rich Indian Premier League Twenty20 crick ...

Tags: Media, India

09/01/16
Zee Entertainment Sells Ten Sports

Sony Pictures Networks India and Zee Entertainment Enterprises "have entered into definitive agreements" to acquire Ten Sports Network and its subsidiaries for $385M, according to the ECONOMIC TIMES. The acquisition will add five sports channels, TEN 1, TEN 1 HD, TEN 2, TEN 3 and TEN Golf HD to ...

Tags: Finance, India

09/01/16
China Everbright Denies Liverpool Talks

China Everbright Ltd. CEO Chen Shuang said that the company, part of the state-owned China Everbright Group, "is not in talks to buy a stake" in Liverpool, according to Julie Zhu of REUTERS. Chen said that, after media reports of Everbright's inter ...

Tags: Franchises, China, United Kingdom

08/31/16
ZEE In Talks To Sell Ten Sports

Subhash Chandra-promoted Indian media conglomerate Zee Entertainment Enterprises on Monday agreed that it is in an "advanced stage of discussion" for the sale of its sports business, according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. It was first reported on Aug. 8  that "rival broadcaster" So ...

Tags: Finance, India

08/31/16
Japan Exhibitors Warn Of Olympics Exodus

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games could cost Japanese small businesses $16B "in lost sales and permanently drive Asia’s trade fair participants to China, an exhibition industry body has warned," according to Leo Lewis of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The "red flag" has been raised as Japan is battling to re ...

Tags: Japan, Olympics

08/31/16
American Football To Kick Off In China

The new China Arena Football League "will have its debut in the fall of 2016," administered by the Chinese Rugby Football Association, according to XINHUA. CAFL Global President David Niu said, "This will be China's first ever professional league of American-style football, playe ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

08/31/16
Premier Futsal Taking Season 2 Global

After a "spate of roadblocks and bottlenecks," the Premier Futsal League "managed to deliver eyeballs in India and abroad," according to Urvi Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Data released by the league revealed that it reached 50 million TV viewers globally "across nearly 10 countries and ...

Tags: International Football, India

08/30/16
Chinese Fans Ready For World Cup Qualifier

As many as 30,000 Chinese football fans "could be set to descend on Seoul on Thursday when Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup continues," according to the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Korean officials said that 15,000 tickets were "sent to their Chinese counterparts ahead of the crunch third quali ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

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