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09/13/16
SBS, KBS Escape Disciplinary Action

A lawmaker in South Korea said that a media watchdog "recently ruled that rampant sexual remarks made by some commentators during broadcasts of the Rio Olympics events this summer were unproblematic, raising the issue of lax monitoring of discrimination," according to the KOREA HERALD. Accordin ...

Tags: Brazil, Asia, Olympics

09/12/16
Cricket Formats Raise TV Rights Pitch

The world of cricket ­is "struggling between three formats and their historical and financial relevance ­could find itself divided by revenue lines very soon," according to K. Shriniwas Rao of CRICBUZZ. Unperturbed by "threats of a recession in the cricket's TV rights industry," the BCCI "is sitting ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/09/16
Growing China Interest In European Clubs

For an idea of the potential investment in China that might yet pour into European football, and in particular the English game, "one need only consult the unofficial rich list of Chinese society to learn that the country now has 596 dollar billionaires," more even than the U.S., according to Sam Wa ...

Tags: Finance, China, Europe

09/09/16
BCCI Gears Up To Tender IPL Rights

Sources said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India has given the Indian Premier League's existing rights holder Sony Pictures Network India "a 10-day window to arrive at an understanding that a broadcast rights deal of such high value can't be held inside a closed room and needs to undergo ...

Tags: Media, India

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

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