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06/17/16
Lawrence Yu Wants Formula E Track

The man behind Hong Kong’s first Formula E race has called on the government "to build a permanent street circuit on the old Kai Tak runway as part of the proposed multimillion-dollar sports park at the former airport site," according to Nazvi Careem of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Hong Kong ...

Tags: Facilities, China

06/17/16
Indian GP Unlikely Until Finances Improve

Indian F1 Grand Prix CEO Sameer Guar said that the shelved event is "unlikely to return to the Buddh International Circuit until the financial health of its debt-ridden promoter Jaypee Group improves," according to the PTI. Gaur, who had earlier said that "taxation issues surrounding the race w ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

06/17/16
Star India Offering Dedicated Rio Coverage

For the first time ever, the Olympics "will be telecast on eight channels in India," according to Urvi Malvania of the BUSINESS STANDARD. Star Sports, the sports broadcast arm of Star India, "will be using all its eight sports channels" -- four standard definition and four high definition, to give 2 ...

Tags: India, Olympics

06/16/16
Reds Mull Legal Options Over Tweets

J.League side Urawa Reds "may consider legal action against the person who taunted Kashima Antlers Brazilian midfielder Caio with racist tweets," according to KYODO. Urawa said that on Sunday "it received a telephone call from the person who is believed to be the poster of the offensive tweets." Alt ...

Tags: Franchises, Japan

06/15/16
India Wants Day-Night Test Vs. NZ

Plans to host a first day-night test in India later this year "remain intact," the Board of Control for Cricket in India's secretary said on Tuesday, "dismissing a local media report that prospective opponents New Zealand had rejected the idea," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. In April, t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

06/13/16
UFC Agrees To 5-Year Deal With PPTV

UFC is increasing its media presence in the Asian market after reaching a five-year deal with Chinese streaming service PPTV Sports. The deal, which will be formally announced on Monday, gives PPTV the rights to stream all of UFC's events live and ...

Tags: Media, China

06/13/16
Evergrande Fined Almost $4M

Chinese media said that Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande must pay almost $4M in damages to automaker Dongfeng Nissan "for failing to wear kit sponsored by the company," according to the AFP. The two-time AFC Champions League winner said that it "had received a ruling from Guangzhou Hua ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

06/09/16
Sike Soccer Raises $7.6M

Sike Soccer, a football-related new media platform, raised 50M Chinese yuan ($7.6M) "from investors in the Pre-A Round," according to Pu Yang of YUTANG SPORTS. The money raised "will be used to expand the company’s content portfolios," including original content, int'l and domestic football ne ...

Tags: Finance, China

06/08/16
Mi TV Acquires Euro 2016 Internet Rights

Mi TV, the Internet TV arm of Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi Corp., announced "an agreement with the Internet TV company Future TV Co. Ltd." to broadcast the 2016 Euro, according to CHINA DAILY. Lanxiong Sports reported the collaboration between Mi TV and the subsidiary company of China ...

Tags: Media, China

06/08/16
FIFA Finds Money In Far-East

China’s football "boom couldn’t have come at a better time for FIFA," according to BLOOMBERG. After "vocal criticism from top U.S. and European sponsors, FIFA has found new friends -- and financial support -- in China." Prominent business leaders, eager to make China a football power, ha ...

Tags: Marketing Symposium, China

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