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08/12/15
Tencent, Sina Share UEFA Rights In China

Chinese online streaming services Tencent Sports and Sina Sports "have both claimed the rights to broadcast matches from the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League in the country" until '18, according to SOCCEREX. Tencent's deal "will see them live stream 146 Champions League and 205 Europ ...

Tags: Media, China

08/12/15
Emails Unveil Commentator Remuneration

Emails exchanged between Board of Control for Cricket in India officials have "shed light on how top cricket officials decided the remuneration of commentators" and even pulled up the chief of the board's production unit "when he objected to the contract details of an expert on the commentary panel, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/10/15
FIBA Officially Lifts Ban On JBA

The Japanese Basketball Association, which "had been suspended by FIBA since late last year, was unofficially readmitted to the international basketball fold in June," according to Kaz Nagatsuka of the JAPAN TIMES. On Sunday, JBA President Saburo Kawabuchi announced that the lifting of the suspensio ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

08/10/15
Dalian Wanda In Talks To Buy Ironman

A person familiar with the matter said that Chinese property and investment firm Dalian Wanda Group "is in exclusive talks to acquire World Triathlon Corp, the U.S. owner of the popular Ironman Triathlon franchise, for more than $850 million," according to Liana Baker of REUTERS. The potential deal ...

Tags: Finance, China

08/10/15
BCCI May Terminate IPL Sides CSK, RR

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "is working on the possible scenario" of terminating contracts with Indian Premier League sides Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, bringing out a tender for two new franchises, appealing in court against the Kochi Tuskers arbitration and ruling out al ...

Tags: Franchises, India

08/10/15
China Wins 2019 FIBA Basketball WC Bid

China will host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, "marking the first time that the game will come to China," according to XINHUA. The decision "was made by the federation's Central Board after both candidates -- China and the Philippines, submitted their bids and each gave presentations during th ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

08/10/15
Tokyo Stadium To Move To Private Sector

The Japanese government "decided to hand over management of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to the private sector after the event ends," according to NIKKEI. The government "recently scrapped a stadium construction plan amid a public furor over the massive costs." A new plan, to be rele ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

08/07/15
V8 Supercars Target Two Races In Asia

V8 Supercars "is set to revive its international ambitions with two events in Asia by 2017," according to Mark Fogarty of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. In the first step toward gaining a foothold to the north, five leading V8 drivers "will compete in demonstration races at the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Ci ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia, Asia

08/05/15
La Liga Ties Up TV Deals Across Asia

La Liga agreed to "major" TV deals in Asia, according to SOCCEREX. BeIN Media Group "secured the broadcast rights to the league in 18 markets across south-east Asia for the next three years" and will now pitch coverage to networks throughout the region. BeIN Sports "currently distributes the interna ...

Tags: Media, Europe, Asia

08/04/15
Alibaba, Kobe Bryant Team Up

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group "has struck a wide-ranging deal with a new start-up founded" by Kobe Bryant, according to Bien Perez of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Bryant's first project with Alibaba "involves the exclusive release in mainland China of his self-produced video documentary, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

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