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05/11/16
IndyCar Set To Race In China This Fall

IndyCar is planning a non-championship 600-mile race in Beijing this October, "some five weeks after the season finale" at Sonoma Raceway, according to David Malsher of MOTORSPORT.com. The event is scheduled for Oct. 22-23 "around a 2.56-mile street course in the city’s Fengtai ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

05/11/16
Chinese Football Still Needs Grassroots

China is "in the midst of a national football boom, investing billions of dollars in an effort to realise President Xi Jinping’s dreams of hosting, and one day winning, the World Cup," according to the AFP. China, long an "avid consumer of foreign football such as the English Premier League, i ...

Tags: International Football, China

05/10/16
Star India Plans New OTT Sports Service

Star India "is planning to launch a sports subscription service on its over-the-top (OTT) platform Hotstar," according to the TELEVISION POST. Hotstar "has already rolled out its maiden premium service for English content." A premium sports service "is set for launch in the next few months." The pre ...

Tags: Media, India

05/10/16
Hong Kong Should Build More Facilities

Organizers of the weekend’s C3fit Action Asia Challenge "hailed Hong Kong’s first-ever professionally designed mountain-bike trail at Tai Lam Country Park and called on the government to build more world-class facilities" for adventure enthusiasts, according to Nazvi Careem of the SOUTH ...

Tags: Facilities, China

05/10/16
Restricted Ad Breaks Would 'Cripple' BCCI

Experts believe that restricting ad breaks to drinks, lunch and tea intervals for int'l cricket Tests and one-day games "will have a crippling effect on the income of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, and will also impact valuations of current and future broadcast rights," according to Meen ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

05/10/16
IPL Side Kolkata Knight Riders Profiting

The "star power" of Owner Shah Rukh Khan and consistent on-field performance in recent years have "catapulted Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders into the profit zone even as most other franchises of the popular Twenty20 tournament are yet to hit pay dirt," according to Mahanta & La ...

Tags: Finance, India

05/06/16
China Aims To Reach $460B By 2020

China's five-year sports development plan states that the country's sports industry will amount to more than 3T yuan ($460B) by the end of '20, according XINHUA. The plan issued by China's State General Administration of Sports said, "China's overall sports industry turnout will be amounting to more ...

Tags: Finance, China

05/05/16
NBA Launches Localized Indian Website

The NBA and communications company The 120 Media Collective announced a partnership to operate the customized NBA.com in India, the NBA’s official digital destination in the country. The geo-targeted NBA.com will offer Indian fans access to all things NBA, such as video highlights, game recaps ...

Tags: Media, India

05/05/16
Methods For Lay Equipment Outdated

In an age when cricket’s success is tied to TV audience, "primitive methods are still used to lay broadcast equipment, mainly cables, that relay matches into living rooms," according to Khurram Habib of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Currently, "the broadcaster hires an equipment company which ...

Tags: Facilities, India

05/03/16
A-League, J.League Sign Partnership

The elite domestic football competitions of Australia and Japan have reached an agreement to share "technical, marketing and administrative expertise," according to Sebastian Hassett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The memorandum of understanding is the "first of its kind between the A-League and ...

Tags: Australia, International Football, Japan

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