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08/11/16
Koreans Upset Over Sexist Remarks

The Rio Olympics "sparked anger" in South Korea, according to Lee Hyo-won of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The cause for complaint is not the sporting achievement, "but rather the TV coverage at home, in particular remarks by commentators perceived as inappropriate or even sexually discriminatory towards ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil, Asia

08/10/16
Nielsen Partners With Sina Weibo

Information and measurement company Nielsen announced it is partnering with Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo "in a collaboration that will take digital audience measurement one significant step further," according to Liu Huayu of YUTANG SPORTS. Nielsen's Digital Ad Ratings will now incorpora ...

Tags: Media, China

08/10/16
Star India Bags India-WI T20 Rights

Star India "picked up the telecast rights" for the upcoming T20 Int'l matches between India and West Indies for Rs 32.4 crore ($4.8M), according to the ECONOMIC TIMES. This is the first time the Indian team will be playing on U.S. soil "as the matches are to be played in Florida." The Board of Contr ...

Tags: Media, India

08/10/16
BCCI Has Until Oct. 15 To Reform

The Indian Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee has "directed the Indian cricket board to implement 15 key constitutional reforms," as mandated by the Supreme Court, by Oct. 15, according to Ravi Teja Sharma of the ECONOMIC TIMES. Speculation on whether the Board of Control for Cricket in India o ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/09/16
Inter Milan Moving Toward EPL Model

Italian football club Inter Milan is preparing for an int’l offensive after its sale to Chinese retailer Suning. The 108-year-old football club announced in June that Suning purchased a nearly 70% stake in the team for a reported $307M. The new ownership is a “huge opportunity” f ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe, China, North America

08/09/16
SPN To Acquire Ten Sports For $300M

TV mogul Subhash Chandra's Zee Entertainment Enterprises is selling Ten Sports, which he acquired from Dubai-based Abdul Rahman Bukhatir's Taj Group in '06, to Sony Pictures Networks India, "effectively leaving Indian sports broadcasting" to Rupert Murdoch's Star and Sony, according to Gaurav Laghat ...

Tags: India, Finance

08/09/16
Perform Deal Could Boost Japan Football

The Chinese Super League has "grabbed most of the headlines" in Asian football lately with its high-profile signings, but a recent deal has Japan’s J.League "confident it will stay a league to watch over the coming years," according to John Duerden of the N.Y. TIMES. On July 20, the J.League s ...

Tags: International Football, Japan

08/08/16
ECB Security Adviser Begins Inspection

England cricket’s security adviser on Sunday began a "thoroughgoing and robust" inspection of the team’s winter touring destinations "that will decide whether they go to Bangladesh in October," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. Reg Dickason, a former Melbourne police ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom, Asia

08/08/16
EPL Clubs Getting More Asian Sponsors

As Leicester City and ManU prepare for the Community Shield match, "it is not only the silverware that will be glinting in Asian eyes," according to Bhavan Jaipragas of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. For King Power, the Thai duty-free conglomerate "closely entwined" with Leicester, the match "re ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, Asia

08/04/16
BCCI Against Two-Tier Test System

Board of Control for Cricket in India President Anurag Thakur said that his board "will oppose the proposed two-tier Test system" to "protect the interests" of smaller member nations, according to ESPN.com. As the head of the BCCI, Thakur's statement "lends heft to the criticism of the proposal ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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