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Canal+ To Carry Club World Cup

French pay-TV channel Canal+ Sport announced it has acquired the broadcast rights for the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan to be played December 10-20, according to L’ÉQUIPE. Canal+ Sport will broadcast a total of eight matches of the tournament ( L’ÉQUIPE, 11/17 ). AS report ...

Tags: Media, Japan

Tottenham Pushes Deeper Into China

Tottenham "has expanded its push into Chinese markets with a series of grassroots initiatives that are being supported by club sponsor AIA," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The club "reckons it has more than 180 million fans in the Far East." The club has five official supporte ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom, China

Fitness First Partners With SNOC

The Singapore National Olympic Council "struck a three-year sponsorship deal with global health club group Fitness First" that will see S$1.3M ($913,000) worth of int'l memberships being given to selected Singapore national athletes who are based either locally or overseas, according to Adelene Wong ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

Pakistan Turns Down BCCI Invitation

The Pakistan Cricket Board has "turned down India's offer" to travel across the border and play a series against the neighbors in December, according to Devendra Pandey of the INDIAN EXPRESS. Board of Control for Cricket in India President Shashank Manohar had spoken to PCB Chair Shaharyar Khan and ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Chinese FA Signs Sponsorship Deal

The Chinese FA "signed a new sponsorship deal with the Skyworth Group," according to SOCCEREX. The Shenzhen-based holding company, which "specializes in electronics and technology," will sponsor China's national team until '19. Skyworth is already a sponsor of Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Eve ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

Paris Attacks Highlight Need For Japan Security

The terrorist attacks Friday in Paris "highlight the need for Japan to be on high alert as it prepares to host such high-profile events as next year’s Group of Seven summit and the 2020 Summer Olympics," according to Otake & Murai of the JAPAN TIMES. While the risk of the Islamic State gro ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Pakistan Cricker Rejects India Offer

Next month's scheduled series between India and Pakistan "remains in doubt after both sides again failed to reach an agreement on where the matches should be played," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. The Pakistan Cricket Board wants to stage the matches in the UAE, which has been the team' ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

MP & Silva Secures EPL Rights

MP & Silva announced it secured English Premier League live audiovisual broadcast rights across all platforms in East and Southeast Asia, including live matches and clips packages. The agency secured a deal for the exclusive distribution rights of the EPL in seven broadcasting territories, ...

Tags: Media, Asia

Continental Named AFC Asian Cup Sponsor

Int'l tire manufacturer Continental announced its tire division is to be the official sponsor of the 2019 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup which will be staged in the UAE. Continental is driving forward the systematic regionalization of its sports sponsorship strategy. The extensive rights pac ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

Tag Heuer To Sue Infront Over China Deal

Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer announced that it "will take legal action against marketing agency Infront Sports & Media," according to Nils Lehnebach of SPONSORs. The reasons for Tag Heuer's decision "are complications after signing a deal with Chinese basketball." Last month, Tag Heuer "singed a ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, China

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