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01/11/16
Ali Sports Get Broadcasting Rights To NFL

Ali Sports, backed by Alibaba, announced that it reached an agreement with the NFL to broadcast its games "in the Chinese mainland for a period of one year," according to CRI. American football fans "can watch NFL games through video streaming website Youku, TV box Tianmao Mohe and other mobile plat ...

Tags: Media, China

01/08/16
Lodha Report Could Change TV Economy

One of "the more radical recommendations" of the Lodha panel report is one that would "resonate most with cricket fans: restricting advertisement breaks during broadcast of Tests and ODIs in India to only the drinks, lunch and tea intervals," according to Arun Venugopal of ESPN. This effectivel ...

Tags: Media, India

01/08/16
BCCI Starts Internal Response

Three days after the Lodha Committee submitted its report, the Board of Control for Cricket in India "is yet to make its first public move," according to Nagraj Gollapudi of ESPN. While the "general consensus in the board is to proceed slowly," it is wary of being seen to be "dragging its feet." The ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

01/08/16
Eden Gardens Naming Rights Faces Opposition

The Cricket Association of Bengal’s Eden Gardens sponsorship plan has hit the Board of Control for Cricket in India roadblock as the Board rules do not allow any stadium "to sell its naming rights to a company," according to Shamik Chakrabarty of the INDIAN EXPRESS. According to a CAB source, ...

Tags: Facilities, India

01/08/16
MLB Signs Deal With Chinese Media Outfit

MLB last night announced a wide-ranging, three-year deal with Chinese media and technology outfit Le Sports that will bring live-streamed games to China for the first time. The deal, which was announced at the '16 CES in Las Vegas, arrived out of MLB’s int'l department and was spearheaded by S ...

Tags: Media, China

01/08/16
Bollywood, Cricket Set To Face Off

Bollywood and cricket "are often referred to as the two popular religions of India," according to Prashant Singh of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. The upcoming few months "will see the Indian cricket team play back-to-back tournaments." The upcoming India tour to Australia "will mark the beginning of a long c ...

Tags: Media, India

01/07/16
Wanda Buys Majority Stake In Legendary

A person familiar with the matter said that Chinese property and investment firm Dalian Wanda Group "has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Legendary Entertainment," valuing the U.S. movie studio company at between $3B and $4B, according to Liana Baker of REUTERS. The move represents Wanda's late ...

Tags: Finance, China, North America

01/07/16
Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Blasts Australia

Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Shaharyar Khan said on Wednesday that Australia "should be fined after they pulled out of the junior World Cup over security fears in host country Bangladesh, blasting officials for creating a potentially 'anarchic' situation in world cricket," according to the AFP. On T ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

01/05/16
Aichi To Bid For 2026 Asian Games

Aichi Prefecture Governor Hideaki Omura said that the region "will bid to host the 2026 Asian Games, with Nagoya expected to be the main venue," according to KYODO. If Aichi lands the 20th edition of the event known as Asiad, "it will be the third time Japan will play host." The Aichi Prefectural Go ...

Tags: CES, Asia, ACC, ING, Japan, GE, Facilities, Rugby

01/05/16
BCCI Considering Use Of Pink Balls

The first ever pink-ball Test match between Australia and New Zealand in November "seems to have opened the doors for pink ball cricket in India as well," with the Board of Control for Cricket in India "thinking about introducing the day-night fare in the Duleep Trophy next season," according to Ash ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

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