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01/20/16
LeEco New Title Sponsor Of Beijing Guoan

Chinese Internet company LeEco, previously known as LeTV, has agreed to pay 100M yuan ($15.2M) for the title sponsorship for the Beijing Guoan football team this year "in a strategic partnership that marks its expansion into sports club branding from smart TV and video content services," according t ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

01/19/16
Le Eco Scoops Rights To All FIFA Matches

Le Eco, the Chinese group formerly known as Le TV, "has picked up broadcast rights" in Hong Kong to the 2018 World Cup, according to Patrick Frater of VARIETY. But it is "not yet clear how the group will screen the matches in the territory." The group said that "it has acquired rights to all FIFA ma ...

Tags: Media, China

01/18/16
IOC Ready To Probe Tokyo Bibery Claims

The IOC "is ready to examine allegations of possible bribery in the bidding for the 2020 Olympics," according to the AP. The Olympic body said that "it has asked the World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent commission for transcripts from its report on doping and corruption in track and field" t ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

01/18/16
Kuma Denies Copying Hadid's Design

The Japanese architect who won the competition to design the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium admitted that "there are some similarities to an earlier blueprint for the project by Dame Zaha Hadid, but denies appropriating her work," according to Julian Ryall of the London TELEGRAPH. Internationally renown ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

01/15/16
Architect Says Japan Is Withholding Money

British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid said that the Japan Sport Council is "withholding money owed for work on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium design while demanding her company give up claims to copyrights," according to the AP. The Japan Sport Council said in a statement on Thursday that "it was seeki ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

01/14/16
Bayern Munich Partners With Wangkanai

Bayern Munich announced its first regional partnership in Thailand with one of the country’s largest sugar companies, Wangkanai. The cooperation covers brand image rights and Wangkanai will also become the presenting partner of the FC Bayern Youth Cup in Thailand. The tournament, which has bee ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, Asia

01/13/16
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright Sells Off 50% Stake

Chinese Super League side FC Shijiazhuang Ever Bright has sold a 50% stake to Hebei Hongsong, "an investment company that focuses on new energy," according to Chen Yaping of YUTANG SPORTS. The report "was based on the enterprise credit information of the club." The information "shows that the regist ...

Tags: Finance, China

01/12/16
CAA Extends Hospitality Business Into China

Creative Artists Agency "is expanding its hospitality and event business into China," according to Liz Mullen of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. CAA Premium Experience, the hospitality, event management and marketing division of the Hollywood agency, "signed a multiyear deal to partner with Beijing-based sp ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

01/12/16
MoneyGram Renews ICC Sponsorship

Global money transfer and payment services provider MoneyGram has extended its sponsorship agreement with the Int'l Cricket Council "for an additional eight years," according to Urvi Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Through this agreement, "the company will sponsor all tournaments sanctione ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

01/11/16
BCCI To Oppose Suggestion

The Lodha committee's suggestion of "uninterrupted telecast without ad breaks" between overs in int'l and Indian Premier League games at home will encounter "strong opposition" from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, "it seems," according to Indranil Basu of the TIMES OF INDIA. Sources said ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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