Premier Sports renews NRL rights in Asia
Pay broadcaster Premier Sports Asia has acquired exclusive live rights in more than 20 markets in Asia for Australia's National Rugby League in a five-year deal from 2023 to 2027
BeIN Sports moves up a gear in Asia with Formula One deal
The deal considerably strengthens beIN’s portfolio in the region and should quieten, at least in the short term, debate over the company’s commitment to Asia.
Infront’s Asia windfall: Why Fifa took World Cup rights in house
Local sources say that Fifa’s sales team is already active in the region for sales to the 2026 tournament – to be held across the US, Mexico and Canada – and has been speaking with media companies to ‘warm up’ the market ahead of negotiations next year.
EXCLUSIVE: Fifa to move on from Infront regional deal, bring APAC media rights in house
Fifa made the decision to move APAC media rights sales in-house earlier this year and is thought to have notified its two current sales agencies in the region, Infront and Dentsu, several months ago.
Warner Bros. Discovery to offer IBU competitions across Europe, Asia-Pacific
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EXCLUSIVE: beIN Sports set to acquire Formula 1 rights in Asia-Pacific
Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports is finalising a multi-year deal beginning in 2023 for Formula 1 rights across its Asian markets, SportBusiness understands
OneFootball appoints Sportfive’s Seifert as APAC strategy lead
OneFootball has appointed Sportfive executive Sebastian Seifert to lead its strategy in the Asia-Pacific region
BeIN recommits to EFL in two-year deal
Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has secured English Football League (EFL) broadcast rights in a host of its territories in a deal covering the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons, SportBusiness understands
AE Live appoints Stats Perform’s Ghangas to Apac commercial role
Broadcast solutions provider AE Live has announced the appointment of Stats Perform’s vice-president for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, Simar Ghangas, as head of commercial for the Asia-Pacific region.
Premier League defies trends to increase value in Asia-Pacific outside China
The Premier League’s latest round of rights sales in Apac is considered a major success, despite a substantial drop in overall value due to the collapse in the market in China.
ONE Esports unveils Apac esports and gaming show Gamer’s Paradise
Esports and gaming promoter ONE Esports is today launching a new television show, Gamer's Paradise, in partnership with presenting sponsor Marriott Bonvoy
IMG appoints OneFootball’s McFarlane to senior role in Asia
The IMG agency has appointed Mark McFarlane as senior vice-president for strategic partnerships in Asia
Media executive Sheikh to succeed long-serving Levy as NBA Asia chief
The National Basketball Association has announced that Scott Levy, the executive vice-president and managing director of its NBA Asia division, will leave the organisation at the end of next month
BeIN to show Premier Padel tour in 37 markets
Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports will show the inaugural edition of the Premier Padel tour across 37 countries including Australia, France, New Zealand, Singapore and Turkey
Cheetham appointed to manage Coalition Against Piracy
The Asia Video Industry Association has appointed intellectual property lawyer Matthew Cheetham as general manager of the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)
BWF benefits from pan-regional battle in Apac but value drops in Malaysia
Competition between budding pan-regional players SPOTV and Eleven helped the Badminton World Federation increase the value of its media-rights in a string of Asia-Pacific markets in a recent deal.
EXCLUSIVE: Premier League secures rights-fee increases in Japan, Korea as Eclat expands again
Eclat Media Group has acquired English Premier League media rights in Japan and South Korea for the next cycle, beginning 2022-23, SportBusiness understands