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04/18/17
Cycling Official Calls For Financing

A senior official "ruled out the possibility of staging the track cycling world championships in Hong Kong again unless they can solicit more support from the government," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The five-day event, the second-biggest track cycling competition ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

04/14/17
BCCI Reduces IPL Tender Period

The Board of Control for Cricket in India decided to reduce the Indian Premier League media rights tender period from 10 years to five, according to K. Shriniwas Rao of the TIMES OF INDIA. The previous media rights tender invitation which was floated on Sept. 19 -- but was not opened on the sch ...

Tags: Media, India

04/12/17
Sina Sports Secures PGA, LPGA Deals

Sina Sports reached "long-term strategic relationships with the PGA Tour and the LPGA," according to Taruka Srivastav of THE DRUM. The deal sees the Chinese digital sports media platform secure "full highlights and special video content including player interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, to ...

Tags: Media, China

04/10/17
Sony Wants To Protect IPL Live Feeds

Indian Premier League broadcaster Sony is "out to catch errant cable TV operators stealing its live match feed, as the tenth edition of the world's richest cricket league gets underway," according to Rasul Bailay of the TIMES OF INDIA. Armed with a Delhi High Court order and assisted by court-a ...

Tags: Media, India

04/07/17
ISA President Confident About Olympics

Int'l Surfing Association President Fernando Aguerre said that the ISA is "confident the sport's Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games will be a success despite some minor concerns over conditions," according to Hardik Vyas of REUTERS. The surfing competition will take place from July 24-A ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

04/07/17
India's VEQTA Signs Deal With MLB

VEQTA, India's only digital broadcast network dedicated to sports, announced a partnership with Major League Baseball. VEQTA will be the official home of MLB in India with exclusive long-term OTT rights. VEQTA will carry more than 20 live games each week during the regular season and provide full co ...

Tags: Media, India

04/07/17
FIFA Signs Hisense For 2018 World Cup

Consumer electronics group Hisense has become the latest Chinese sponsor of the World Cup, "providing some respite" for FIFA as it "struggles to secure new commercial partners in the wake of a corruption scandal," according to Ahmed, Fei Ju & Seddon of the FINANCIAL TIMES. On Thursday, Hise ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

04/06/17
UFC Gym Partners Adds Three Franchises

UFC Gym announced an exclusive partnership with Life Wellness Int'l Development to open 10 locations throughout Taiwan. UFC Gym will also be adding locations in Oman and Bahrain. Taiwan's first UFC Gym, a 35,000-square-foot facility, will be in Taipei and its grand opening is scheduled for June. T ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Middle East, Asia

04/05/17
Japan Approves 2020 Security Plan

The Japanese government on Tuesday approved a security strategy for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, "centering on the establishment of a 24-hour coordination center," according to KYODO. The security plan also includes a "provision for strengthening aerial surveillance over the venues an ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

04/04/17
Bangladesh May Not Support BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India's move to "stall the proposed constitutional and financial reforms" in the Int'l Cricket Council "may suffer a roadblock" if the BCCI tries to send former BCCI president and ICC Chair N. Srinivasan as its representative at the world body's board meeting ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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