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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

08/30/16
Esports Sees Growth In China

Esports "has come a long way in China, acquiring a patina of respectable professionalism after once being seen as either a useless diversion or a danger," according to Leah Liu of FOREIGN POLICY. By '03, possibly influenced by South Korea’s booming esports industry, China’s General Admin ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

08/29/16
TJ Sport Taking Over Lampre-Merida

Chinese company TJ Sport Consultation is the "new license holders" of Italian cycling team Lampre-Merida, according to CYCLING NEWS. TJ Sport Consultation "replaces CGS Cycling as the holding agent to create China's first WorldTour team" from the '17 season. A Chinese naming rights sponsor "is ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

08/26/16
Stadium Goods Tapping Into China

Chinese sneaker enthusiasts "will soon have access" to popular shoes thanks to a partnership between N.Y.-based retail and consignment store Stadium Goods and Tmall Global, an extension of Alibaba’s business-to-consumer operation, according to Louise Liu of BUSINESS INSIDER. Stadium Goods ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia, United Kingdom

08/26/16
AFC Partners With JTBC

The Asian Football Confederation signed a deal with South Korean cable broadcaster JTBC for the exclusive rights to broadcast the AFC’s portfolio of football events in South Korea from the '17 season to '20. The agreement includes broadcasting rights across 12 competitions at both the club and ...

Tags: Media, Asia

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