SportBusiness staff, Asia

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV appears to have cut some images of fans not wearing masks from its television coverage of the Fifa World Cup, according to various reports

The Sri Lankan cricket board plans to launch a new T10 cricket franchise league, working with sports marketing firm TTen Global Sports

The Asian Football Confederation has announced a media rights agreement in China with Beijing Shinai Sports Media Technology (Shinai) following the termination of its deal with Super Sports Media

The football federations of Belgium and Spain have agreed content partnerships with Chinese social media platform Xiaohongshu ahead of their appearances at the Fifa World Cup

Streaming giant Netflix is taking a more serious look at investing in sport and considering taking stakes in competitions as well as acquiring streaming rights, The Wall Street Journal has reported

Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment is reported to have renewed its domestic media rights for the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam in a deal with Tennis Australia

Telco FPT is reported to have paid a huge fee increase to acquire Vietnamese domestic V.League football rights in a multi-year deal starting in 2023

The International Olympic Committee has said video media coverage of this year's Winter Olympics in Beijing had a total audience of 2

Australia's new Labor government has started a public consultation on changing the country's 'anti-siphoning' laws that ensure certain sports events are shown on free-to-air television

Major League Baseball agreed media rights deals with Chinese digital platforms Bilibili and Kuaishou for this year's ongoing postseason games

World Rugby has acquired the RugbyPass digital media platform as part of a seven-year media rights deal with pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand

Mixed martial arts promotion ONE Championship has agreed a deal with the Royal Thai Army to host and broadcast 52 weekly live events from Thailand in 2023