Asia

Abu Dhabi Media will exploit its exclusive Ultimate Fighting Championship media rights via a new OTT platform dedicated specifically to broadcasting fights across 21 territories in the Middle East and…

Indonesian e-commerce platform Blibli has launched an on-demand video streaming platform called Blibli Play, which will cover sports including this year's Indonesia Open badminton competition

Online streaming service GolfTV has picked up rights to golf's Open Championship in Southeast Asia

The International Canoe Federation announced Monday that it will launch an OTT channel in China with the aim of reaching younger viewers

Pay-television action sports channel Fuel TV has acquired World Surf League rights in China as well as the Europe, Middle East and Africa

OTT platform DAZN has secured the host broadcasting rights to English Premier League club Manchester City’s pre-season match in the Galaxy Entertainment EuroJapan Cup 2019 on July 27.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has acquired rights in a number of territories to the upcoming EA Ligue 1 pre-season football tournament

Spectators at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will not be allowed to post videos of events on their social media accounts, in an effort by organisers to protect broadcast rights-holders

China Sports Zhibo announced a deal to live stream the Tour de France on their website from 2019-2021

Mola TV, the new entrant to Indonesia’s sports broadcasting market, is employing a novel strategy straddling pay-television, free-to-air and digital distribution channels to exploit the Premier League rights it has acquired for the upcoming 2019-22 cycle.

The value of rights in Vietnam for the Uefa European Championship increased by over 40 per cent in the latest deal with the incumbent public-service broadcaster VTV, covering the 2020 tournament, which is held every four years.

After two failed negotiations in an uncompetitive environment, the English Premier League has completed a deal in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos with pay-television broadcaster TrueVisions that will see the value of its rights halve.

Spanish football’s LaLiga extended its rights deal in China with Wuhan DDMC Culture in May without going to market, where it would have faced a tough task maintaining its income, SportBusiness Media understands. The Chinese rights market has cooled since the previous deal was agreed, and DDMC is thought to be paying the league a strong rights fee.

LeSports Beijing's business licence has been revoked since May 20, and according to reports, the next step in Chinese law is liquidation

Melbourne-based cloud video analytics vendor Linius has partnered with social network SportsHero to create the "world's first" customisable sports channel for the Football Association of Indonesia's (PSSI)…

Global Cycling Network has launched GCN Japan, its first dedicated channel in Asia

Singaporean pay-television platform Singtel has acquired rights for 30 Malaysian domestic club football matches in the 2019 season, across the Malaysia Super League, FA Cup and Malaysia Cup, in a deal…

Hotstar, the OTT service from Indian pay-television broadcaster Star, had a record 100 million daily active users on June 16, the day of the India v Pakistan Cricket World Cup game

The NBA basketball league has partnered with Australian creative technology company Unbnd to deliver NBA TV content through a mixed-reality theatre experience

Pay-television broadcaster Sony has acquired exclusive rights in South Asia to this year’s World Cup Kabaddi tournament.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and PP Sports have signed a new multi-year agreement that extends their deal for weekly live WWE programming across China

Indonesian state broadcaster TVRI has agreed a sublicensing deal with pay-television operator Mola TV for free-to-air rights to football’s English Premier League.

United World Wrestling has announced a partnership with the Sporty Solutionz agency that will see the latter distribute the rights-holders media rights in the Indian subcontinent

Chinese live-streaming platform Huya has signed its first deal with a Western esports team, gaining the rights in the country to stream the content of Dutch multi-genre outfit Team Liquid

Vietnamese public-service broadcaster VTV has acquired multi-platform rights to next year’s Uefa Euro 2020 national team football tournament.

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has formally sealed a three-year extension to its partnership with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

The English Premier League has confirmed a new three-season deal for its rights in India to pay-television broadcaster Star Sports, from 2019-20