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JOC Approves Aichi, Nagoya Joint Bid

The Japanese Olympic Committee on Tuesday "approved Aichi Prefecture and its capital Nagoya as joint candidate hosts for the 2026 Asian Games," according to KYODO. The JOC exec board "met in Tokyo and decided the two local governments will have to submit an official document attesting that they agre ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

England Captain Eoin Morgan Pulls Out

Eoin Morgan "became the first England captain to pull out of a tour on security grounds" when it was announced on Sunday night that he will not lead the team in Bangladesh "for fear of a terrorist attack," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. Alex Hales, the opening batsman, "joined ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom, Asia

SBS, KBS Escape Disciplinary Action

A lawmaker in South Korea said that a media watchdog "recently ruled that rampant sexual remarks made by some commentators during broadcasts of the Rio Olympics events this summer were unproblematic, raising the issue of lax monitoring of discrimination," according to the KOREA HERALD. Accordin ...

Tags: Brazil, Asia, Olympics

Cricket Formats Raise TV Rights Pitch

The world of cricket ­is "struggling between three formats and their historical and financial relevance ­could find itself divided by revenue lines very soon," according to K. Shriniwas Rao of CRICBUZZ. Unperturbed by "threats of a recession in the cricket's TV rights industry," the BCCI "is sitting ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Growing China Interest In European Clubs

For an idea of the potential investment in China that might yet pour into European football, and in particular the English game, "one need only consult the unofficial rich list of Chinese society to learn that the country now has 596 dollar billionaires," more even than the U.S., according to Sam Wa ...

Tags: Finance, China, Europe

BCCI Gears Up To Tender IPL Rights

Sources said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India has given the Indian Premier League's existing rights holder Sony Pictures Network India "a 10-day window to arrive at an understanding that a broadcast rights deal of such high value can't be held inside a closed room and needs to undergo ...

Tags: Media, India

JOC Clears Bid Leaders Of Illegal Activity

Officials who led Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics "have been cleared of any illegal activity by a Japanese investigation," following revelations that the city had paid more than $2M to a company linked to the son of the disgraced former IAAF President Lamine Diack, according t ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

WBSC Announces Broadcast Rights

The World Baseball Softball Confederation announced broadcast rights agreements in the Americas, Asia and Oceania for the WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup 2016, which opens on Saturday in Gijang, Republic of Korea. The host broadcasting rights of the VII Women's Baseball World Cup in Gijang have been ...

Tags: Media, Asia, South America, North America

SPN To Become 'Major' Cricket Broadcaster

The $385M acquisition of TEN Sports "is set to make Sony Pictures Networks a major cricket broadcaster in Asia as it seeks to expand its Twenty20-dominated portfolio," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. SPN "holds broadcast rights for the annual cash-rich Indian Premier League Twenty20 crick ...

Tags: Media, India

Zee Entertainment Sells Ten Sports

Sony Pictures Networks India and Zee Entertainment Enterprises "have entered into definitive agreements" to acquire Ten Sports Network and its subsidiaries for $385M, according to the ECONOMIC TIMES. The acquisition will add five sports channels, TEN 1, TEN 1 HD, TEN 2, TEN 3 and TEN Golf HD to ...

Tags: Finance, India

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