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07/28/17
Samsung To Sponsor Star Sports' EPL Broadcasts

Samsung India was announced as the presenting sponsor for Star Sports' broadcast of the Premier League, according to TELEVISION POST. Star Sports will "bring live matches to football fans in India on Star Sports Select and Star Sports Select HD." The '17-18 EPL season will "witness first-o ...

Tags: Media, India

07/28/17
FIFPro Wants To Protect Chinese Footballers

FIFPro is "pushing for the creation of a footballers’ association in China amid concerns about overdue payments in the burgeoning league," according to the AP. FIFPro said, "Media reports this week revealed several Chinese Super League clubs are falling behind on payments, and FIFPro wishes to ...

Tags: International Football, China

07/25/17
Hero Motocorp Renews ISL Deal

Hero MotoCorp renewed its title sponsorship deal with the Indian Super League, which is owned by IMG-Reliance and Star India, for three years, according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. Football Sports Development Ltd. Chair Nita Ambani announced Hero, which has been the title sponsor for th ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

07/24/17
Leaders Touches Down In Beijing

As the rain thundered down across Beijing, the corridors and halls of Sina Plaza boomed with conversation as the first Leaders Sport Business Summit in China rolled into town. Sina is one of China's internet darlings; the creator of Weibo, and, in ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China, United Kingdom

07/21/17
Q&A With Mailman CEO Andrew Collins

Shanghai-based digital marketing agency Mailman Sports CEO Andrew Collins spoke to SBD Global via email about a number of the top trends to watch in the Chinese market throughout the rest of '17 and beyond. Mailman published the sixth edition of its Red Card study on the influence of 53 European clu ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia, China

07/21/17
Chennai Open To Move To Maharashtra

India's only ATP World Tour event "will now be known as Maharashtra Open," with event owner IMG shifting the tournament to Pune by signing a five-year deal with the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association, according to the PTI. The Tamil Nadu Tennis Association confirmed that IMG canceled the cont ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

07/20/17
Alibaba Strengthens Partnerships For WESG

Chinese online retailer Alibaba will "seek to break even" with its second World Electronic Sports Games tournament, according to Josh Ye of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The company "pumped in" around 150M yuan into the inaugural series, which aspires to become the Olympic Games for esports. Al ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

07/19/17
Tokyo 2020 Budget Woes To Continue

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said that uncertainty over the final budget for the Games "will continue" until '19, according to Sherry Zheng of the AP. Muto said, "We will continue to explore more cost efficiencies." The estimated cost of hosting the Games has doubled to 1.4T yen ($12.6B) from th ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

07/19/17
Aussie Cricketers Rights To Go On Sale In India

The commercial rights to Australia’s elite cricketers "will be on sale to the highest bidder in India" on Wednesday, but it is the "tug of war" between sponsors, players and Cricket Australia at home that is "causing the most heat in the contract dispute," according to Peter Lalor of THE AUSTR ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia, India

07/18/17
CAA China Names Mary Gu Shuhang CEO

The newly-formed CAA China named MARY GU SHUHANG  as CEO. Gu has held several exec positions with the Special Olympics and was most recently Special Olympics int'l regional president & managing director, East Asia. Gu has been hired to build upon Creative Artists Agency's 12 years of ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, China

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