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08/09/16
SPN To Acquire Ten Sports For $300M

TV mogul Subhash Chandra's Zee Entertainment Enterprises is selling Ten Sports, which he acquired from Dubai-based Abdul Rahman Bukhatir's Taj Group in '06, to Sony Pictures Networks India, "effectively leaving Indian sports broadcasting" to Rupert Murdoch's Star and Sony, according to Gaurav Laghat ...

Tags: India, Finance

08/09/16
Perform Deal Could Boost Japan Football

The Chinese Super League has "grabbed most of the headlines" in Asian football lately with its high-profile signings, but a recent deal has Japan’s J.League "confident it will stay a league to watch over the coming years," according to John Duerden of the N.Y. TIMES. On July 20, the J.League s ...

Tags: International Football, Japan

08/08/16
ECB Security Adviser Begins Inspection

England cricket’s security adviser on Sunday began a "thoroughgoing and robust" inspection of the team’s winter touring destinations "that will decide whether they go to Bangladesh in October," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. Reg Dickason, a former Melbourne police ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom, Asia

08/08/16
EPL Clubs Getting More Asian Sponsors

As Leicester City and ManU prepare for the Community Shield match, "it is not only the silverware that will be glinting in Asian eyes," according to Bhavan Jaipragas of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. For King Power, the Thai duty-free conglomerate "closely entwined" with Leicester, the match "re ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, Asia

08/04/16
BCCI Against Two-Tier Test System

Board of Control for Cricket in India President Anurag Thakur said that his board "will oppose the proposed two-tier Test system" to "protect the interests" of smaller member nations, according to ESPN.com. As the head of the BCCI, Thakur's statement "lends heft to the criticism of the proposal ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/04/16
Full Swing Golf Partners With Alisports

China’s Alisports and U.S. golf simulator manufacturer Full Swing Golf are taking advantage of the thawing of the Chinese government's relationship with golf. The companies are partnering to help grow the game in a country that, only this year, lifted its ban on the sport. While the ban has be ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

08/02/16
The Basketball Tournament Expands

The Basketball Tournament, a winner-take-all event in which former pros and reunited college teams compete for $2M, "is expanding to China in a partnership with former NBA All-Star Yao Ming," according to Eben Novy-Williams of BLOOMBERG. Tournament co-Founder Jon Mugar said that Yao and Beijing Star ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

08/01/16
Tokyo Elects First Ever Female Governor

Yurikio Koike Tokyo "elected its first ever female governor, putting Yuriko Koike in charge of the city’s troubled preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games after she defied prime minister Shinzo Abe and the po ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

08/01/16
Bayern Considers Tie-Up With MLS Team

Bayern Munich is considering teaming up with a Major League Soccer franchise to support football's growth in the U.S., club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. "Maybe we have to think about how we can partner with U.S. teams from the MLS, to support them and show them how business is run in Germany and ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe, North America, China

08/01/16
ICC Organizers Shrug Off Poor Turnout

Saturday's AET Int'l Challenge Cup featuring Juventus drew a "less than enthusiastic response from fans in what turned out to be a money-losing venture at Hong Kong Stadium," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. About 14,000 people "turned out to watch the match, which saw ...

Tags: Asia, International Football

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