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02/03/16
IPL Sponsorship Slots Take Leap

Even as the reputation of the Indian Premier League has been marred by controversies, "they surely haven't been able to dent its value as an advertising property," according to BUSINESS INSIDER. This season of IPL "would see advertisers spending a record" Rs 1,200 crore ($176M). This figure "has gon ...

Tags: Media, India

02/03/16
JGTO Keen To Spread Wings

Japan Golf Tour Organization official Kenji Tanaka said the organization is keen to increase its involvement in co-sanctioned events abroad but remains "opposed to any radical changes to Asia's organizational structure," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. The JGTO, along with the well-establi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

02/03/16
Chinese Football Clubs Go on Shopping Spree

Chinese football clubs have had "their biggest-spending winter ever, poaching talent from the world’s richest leagues with big-money transfers as they buy into President Xi Jinping’s dream for the country to become a heavyweight in world football," according to Charles Clover of the FINA ...

Tags: Finance, China

02/02/16
Star Sports Gets Sponsors For T20 WC

Indian broadcaster Star Sports has "roped in as many as four" co-presenting sponsors for the T20 World Cup, according to Ashwin Pinto of TELEVISION POST. The sponsors are "Nissan, Airtel, Oppo Mobile and Flipkart." The "associate sponsors are Pepsi, Vimal Pan Masala, Lloyd AC, Raymond, Cricbuzz, MRF ...

Tags: Media, India

02/02/16
J.League Forms Educational Partnership

The J.League has entered into a multi-year educational partnership with the McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The school will supplement one online course a semester for students enrolled in the J.League Human Capital Project. The program, in partn ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan, North America

02/01/16
Feroz Shah Kotla May Lose T20 Matches

New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground "is in danger of losing its World Twenty20 fixtures" after the Board of Control for Cricket in India moved a match against Sri Lanka away from the venue "due to administrative lapses," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. The Delhi and District Cricket As ...

Tags: Facilities, India

02/01/16
Tokyo Stadium Controversy Here To Stay

When a fresh design for Japan's new National Stadium was chosen, "many believed it would finally put an end to months of chaos over its construction," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. They "were wrong." Amid allegations that the latest design is "remarkably similar" to the original pl ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

01/29/16
SPN India Eyeing 20% Ad Growth

Sony Pictures Networks India is targeting a "strong" 20% ad revenue growth from the Indian Premier League this season, according to TELEVISION POST. Vodafone, which has been with the event from the beginning, "has returned yet again." SPN India President Rohit Gupta said that the goings-on ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

01/29/16
Inter Milan Partners With Le Sports

Inter Milan announced a new partnership with Le Sports (formerly LeTV) in China for the club TV channel, Inter Channel, to be broadcast across mainland China. The two-year deal sees Le Sports become the exclusive broadcast partner for Inter Channel in the territory across all platforms including TV, ...

Tags: Media, China

01/28/16
Belgian Designer Drops Logo Suit

Belgian designer Olivier Debie, who in August filed a plagiarism lawsuit over a Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo by Kenjiro Sano, said that he "will no longer pursue his grievance in court," according to KYODO. Debie said, "After consideration, I prefer to withdraw my complaint. Even if I were to win, the l ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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