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11/17/15
Chinese FA Signs Sponsorship Deal

The Chinese FA "signed a new sponsorship deal with the Skyworth Group," according to SOCCEREX. The Shenzhen-based holding company, which "specializes in electronics and technology," will sponsor China's national team until '19. Skyworth is already a sponsor of Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Eve ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

11/17/15
Paris Attacks Highlight Need For Japan Security

The terrorist attacks Friday in Paris "highlight the need for Japan to be on high alert as it prepares to host such high-profile events as next year’s Group of Seven summit and the 2020 Summer Olympics," according to Otake & Murai of the JAPAN TIMES. While the risk of the Islamic State gro ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/17/15
Pakistan Cricker Rejects India Offer

Next month's scheduled series between India and Pakistan "remains in doubt after both sides again failed to reach an agreement on where the matches should be played," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. The Pakistan Cricket Board wants to stage the matches in the UAE, which has been the team' ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

11/16/15
MP & Silva Secures EPL Rights

MP & Silva announced it secured English Premier League live audiovisual broadcast rights across all platforms in East and Southeast Asia, including live matches and clips packages. The agency secured a deal for the exclusive distribution rights of the EPL in seven broadcasting territories, ...

Tags: Media, Asia

11/16/15
Continental Named AFC Asian Cup Sponsor

Int'l tire manufacturer Continental announced its tire division is to be the official sponsor of the 2019 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup which will be staged in the UAE. Continental is driving forward the systematic regionalization of its sports sponsorship strategy. The extensive rights pac ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

11/13/15
Tag Heuer To Sue Infront Over China Deal

Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer announced that it "will take legal action against marketing agency Infront Sports & Media," according to Nils Lehnebach of SPONSORs. The reasons for Tag Heuer's decision "are complications after signing a deal with Chinese basketball." Last month, Tag Heuer "singed a ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, China

11/13/15
Force India Calls For Cost Control

Force India believes the FIA's "push to reduce engine costs" in F1 is part of a "wider power battle for control of the sport," according to Jonathan Noble of MOTORSPORT. FIA President Jean Todt and F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone want a standard engine introduced in '17 that will "allow independent te ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/11/15
New JSA Chief Suzuki Takes Charge

The first commissioner of the newly established Japan Sports Agency, Daichi Suzuki, has a wide remit, including overseeing the building of the new national stadium -- the problem-plagued centerpiece for Tokyo 2020. The 1988 Seoul Olympic 100m backstroke Gold Medalist is also charged with boosting th ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/10/15
Alibaba Pays $3.67B To Take Over Youku

E-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding has agreed to pay $3.67B "for the shares it does not own in Youku Tudou," China's leading online video services provider, and take the N.Y.-listed company private, according to Bien Perez of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. For Alibaba, the world's largest e-com ...

Tags: Finance, China

11/10/15
BCCI Ousts ICC Chair Srinivasan

Int'l Cricket Council Chair N. Srinivasan's "tumultuous tenure" as the ICC chair was "cut short" on Monday after the "powerful" Board of Control for Cricket in India withdrew support for its former president, according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said that  ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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