Asia-Pacific

The Hong Kong government told SportBusiness Media this week that its acquisition of Tokyo 2020 rights was a one-off prompted by the extreme financial pressures placed on broadcasters by the pandemic.

The shutdown of Fox Sports Asia, announced by owner Disney last month, will draw the curtains on one of the most storied companies in sports broadcasting in Asia-Pacific. SportBusiness Media takes a brief look back over the company's history.

Sports media rights markets in Asia-Pacific stand at a crossroads following the exit of longstanding pan-regional player Fox Sports Asia.

The Walt Disney Company is shutting down its Fox Sports Asia pay-television channels later this year, drawing the curtain on one of the longest-standing sports television businesses in the region

International sports broadcaster Eurosport and digital platform Global Cycling Network have jointly acquired exclusive rights to this year’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Flanders Classics race in a deal covering E…

Alex Peebles, the former senior vice-president, Southeast Asia at sports streaming operator DAZN, has joined The Athletic, the subscription-based sports website, in a commercial role focused on the Asia-Pacific…

The former head of Disney in Asia, Uday Shankar, is forming a new venture with James Murdoch to invest in technology and media opportunities in India and other Asian markets

Data and digital media firm Sportradar has announced an eight-year, global data and video rights deal with the Asian Football Confederation, covering the 2021-28 period

Media industry research firm Media Partners Asia is predicting steady growth in the Asia-Pacific online subscription video-on-demand sector with China set to dominate market share

Rugby union digital media platform Rugbypass has stepped back from the rights market after putting its streaming business ambitions on pause, resulting in falls in the value of Six Nations and European Professional Club Rugby rights it previously held, in replacement deals in the Asia-Pacific region.

Co-founder and chief operating officer David Tyler has departed from Football Marketing Asia, the Asian Football Confederation’s Hong Kong-based exclusive commercial rights agency.

Qatar-headquartered pay-television broadcaster beIN has acquired the exclusive rights to the 2020 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season across the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia Pacific

Eurosport has agreed media-rights deals for two European tennis tournaments, bett1ACES in Berlin on July 13-19, and THIEMs7, which got underway in Kitzbühel yesterday and runs until July 11.

Robert Klein, CEO, and Kevin Sim, Head of Asia-Pacific, at Bundesliga International explain the German football league’s approach to the first two media-rights deals of its new sales cycle in Asia, in Japan and Vietnam.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has acquired exclusive rights in the Asia-Pacific and Mena regions to Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour, an eight-man tennis tournament set up by the Serbian tennis s…

As major sports properties return to action, the attention of broadcasters in Asia-Pacific is turning to rights-fee rebates and other forms of compensation for the Covid-19 interruption.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has secured exclusive rights across multiple international territories to tonight’s final of the ÖFB Cup, the national knockout clubs tournament in Austria.