Asia

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 chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board speaks exclusively to SportBusiness Media about an ambitious new plan to digitise broadcasting in the country and significantly increase revenues.

Ehsan Mani, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, has asserted that the board’s three-season deal with state broadcaster PTV could be even more lucrative than the board previously thought, despite widespread scepticism over the model that underpins the agreement.

The International Federation of Sport Climbing has agreed new broadcast rights deals in China, Italy, Switzerland and Israel as the sport prepares to make its Olympic Games debut. Zhibo

Broadcast rights to Italian football’s Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana from 2021-22 to 2023-24 have been acquired by a string of agencies and broadcasters in different international markets.

The Hong Kong government has acquired the broadcast rights to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and will allow five local broadcasters to air the rescheduled Games

New Bangladeshi sports broadcaster T Sports has acquired media rights for English Premier League matches and India home international cricket in a deal with video content rights marketplace Allrites

The Chinese Super League is heading for a massive drop in its domestic media-rights income under a series of deals being finalised for the 2021 season onward.

Pro Kabaddi League team owners are unhappy with the result of the tender for global media rights to the league, won by Disney-owned Star India last month, despite more than doubling their income.

World Table Tennis, the commercial arm of the of the International Table Tennis Federation, has signed a broadcast rights deal with Japanese terrestrial and satellite broadcaster TV Tokyo until 2024

Chinese streaming platform Huya has signed an exclusive five-year media rights deal with China’s League of Legends operator Tengjing Sports and will pay a total of CNY2.013bn ($311m/€256.7m)

Pay-per-view streaming platform LIVENow has acquired media rights in Singapore for Uefa Euro 2020 and agreed distribution deals with local telcos Singtel and Starhub

The Team Marketing agency has initiated the sales process in China for broadcast rights to Uefa club competitions from 2021-22 to 2023-24

The International Skating Union has secured a modest fee increase for its global media rights from 2023-24, renewing with incumbent Infront in a deal signed this month.

Chinese streaming platform China Sports, also known as Zhibo.tv, has renewed its deal for rights to the country’s second-tier football division, China League One, for the 2021 season.

Formula E, the electric car racing championship, has agreed a multi-year deal with pay-television broadcaster Star India for rights to the series across the Indian subcontinent