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BeIN Sports Lands Champions League Broadcast Rights In Asia For 2015-18

04 / 24 / 14

BeIN Sports "has struck a deal" with UEFA for Champions League rights in Indonesia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, according to SOCCEREX. The agreement spans the '15-18 rights cycle and guarantees beIN Sports "will show two live Champions League games per match night and one Europa League game per kic...

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01/23/13
Hebei Province Welcomes FC Transfer

China's Hebei province "welcomed its first second-division" football team in more than two decades when Shijiazhuang Yongchang Junhao FC announced its transfer from Fujian province to Shijiazhuang in Hebei, according to Tang Zhe of the CHINA DAILY. The team, formerly known as Fujian Junhao FC, finis ...

Tags: Franchises, China

01/22/13
Beach Soccer Has Eyes On India

Beach Soccer Worldwide revealed that it is "organising India's first professional Beach Soccer Championship in Goa," India, according to the PTI. The Goa FA and the Goa Football Development Council "are backing the officially sanctioned event, which will become a biannual feature in India." This fir ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

01/22/13
Inflation Hits ODI Ticket Prices

The upcoming India vs. England one-day int'l on Jan. 23 "will see some over-the-rooftop ticket rates," according to Hindol Basu of the TIMES OF INDIA. The "pricing is such that it has even surpassed the India-Pakistan 2011 World Cup semifinal ticket rates, the last ODI to be held at the PCA Stadiu ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

01/21/13
Nike Signs Korean Golfer Noh Seung-Yul

Korean golfer Noh Seung-yul, entering his sophomore year on the PGA Tour, has "taken the baton from Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie to try and turn Nike Golf’s fortunes in Korea around," according to Kang Seung-woo of the KOREA TIMES. However, it remains to be seen if Nike, a late-comer to the go ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

01/21/13
IOA Suspension To Be Over In Two Months

Claiming that the Indian Olympic Association "had done nothing wrong in the election process" President Abhay Singh Chautala said that the issue of the national body’s suspension by the IOC is "likely to be resolved in two months," according to the PTI. Chautala said, "IOA was not responsible ...

Tags: Olympics, India

01/18/13
Korea's E.Land World Purchases K-Swiss

Footwear brand K-Swiss announced that South Korea-based fashion and retail company E.Land World will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of K-Swiss for $4.75 per share in cash, or a total equity value of approximately $170M. The offer price is a 49% premium to K-Swiss' closing stock price of ...

Tags: Finance, Asia

01/18/13
It's Official: KT Is 10th KBO Team Owner

The Korea Baseball Organization "unanimously approved" South Korea's No. 2 mobile carrier KT as the owner of a 10th team on Thursday, according to Jung Min-ho of the KOREA TIMES. The telecom giant and the city of Suwon "overcame a challenge from construction firm Booyoung's partnership" with No ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

01/18/13
PCB Refuses To Allow Players In BPL

The franchises of the Bangladesh Premier League "have been dealt a huge blow after the Pakistan Cricket Board refused to issue No Objection Certificates to the 26 national players who were set to be part of the Twenty20 event starting on Friday," according to the PTI. Bangladesh Cricket Board Media ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

01/17/13
I-League Gives ONGC, Air India The Boot

However "impressive ONGC and Air India's performance" may have been this season, "it will still not be enough for them to earn a place in the next edition of the I-League," according to Marcus Mergulhao of the TIMES OF INDIA. The All India Football Federation exec committee has confirmed that the tw ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

01/17/13
Women's Cricket World Cup To Relocate?

Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Zaka Ashraf has suggested moving the Women's World Cup from Mumbai, India to South Africa, following "simmering tensions on the Indo-Pak border,", according to the PTI. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has sought the Int'l Cricket Council's help "in taking a fin ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Middle East, India

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