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Indian pay-television broadcaster Star Sports and New Zealand Cricket have failed to reach agreement on the renewal of their rights deal, according to a report

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.

The Blitz agency, domestic broadcast rights-holder of the Pakistan Super League, has taken legal action against the Pakistan Cricket Board over rights payments for the suspended 2020 season of the Twenty20…

Dentsu, the Japanese advertising agency heavily involved in sports marketing, has concluded a number of broadcast deals for the J.League ahead of the Japanese top flight’s resumption on July 4.

Sports data and technology company Genius Sports has agreed a live streaming deal with the Volleyball Association of Singapore

Pay-television broadcaster i-Cable has acquired rights in Hong Kong to football’s Russian Premier League.

DDMC Fortis, the agency with the exclusive mandate to market Asian Football Confederation commercial rights in the 2021-28 period, is rebranding as Football Marketing Asia (FMA)

Chinese technology giant Tencent has announced the purchase of Malaysian online streaming service Iflix’s “content, technology, and resources” as it seeks to enhance its presence in Southeast Asia. T

Chinese tech giant Tencent is said to have approached Baidu to buy a stake in its Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi

Indonesian OTT platform Mola TV is scaling back its investment in sports content after concluding it is not delivering value for money. The move is a blow to rights-holders selling into Indonesia as the well-resourced Mola has recently been the source of considerable rights-fee inflation.

The Bundesliga has secured what local experts consider a solid fee in a new deal with the Next Media agency in Vietnam, as well as commitments to joint brand-building and football development projects that the league hopes will build the value of the property.

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.

Japanese pay-television broadcaster Sky PerfecTV has renewed its German Bundesliga rights at a small discount, in a deal covering the five seasons from 2020-21 to 2024-25, SportBusiness Media understands.

A number of Sri Lanka’s national team cricketers will return to action next week in the 12-day-long PDC T10 league tournament.

Sri Lanka Cricket has again been forced into extending its global media-rights invitation to tender process, amid reports of concerns from bidders over the status of its scheduled series against India

Electric SUV off-road racing series Extreme E has struck a new streaming deal with Chinese digital media platform China Sports. The channel, also known as zhibo

The International Cricket Council pushed back until next month a decision on whether this year’s T20 World Cup will go ahead as scheduled in Australia in October and November.

The Asian Football Confederation has announced a media rights deal with digital operator Elta TV in Taiwan that will run from 2021 to 2024

The German Bundesliga has agreed a new five-year, exclusive media-rights deal with agency Next Media in Vietnam, covering the seasons from 2020-21 to 2024-25

Eleven Sports is looking to recruit a new managing director to head up its operations in Taiwan with incumbent Simone Kang set to leave the Aser Ventures-owned international sports broadcaster in July,…

Chinese digital giant Tencent will get a motorsport statistics and results feed from media group Motorsport Network under a new, two-year deal

Chinese streaming platform Douyu has acquired broadcast rights to esports’ Blast Premier 2020 Counter Strike tournament.

Sri Lankan terrestrial broadcaster Carlton Sports Network Television (CSN) is set to resume operations, five years after having its license blocked by the government

Japanese media platform SportsNavi has rekindled its connection to LaLiga by becoming the first official media partner of the Spanish football competition in Japan

The German Bundesliga has agreed a media-rights deal in Japan with pay-television broadcaster Sky PerfecTV covering the five seasons from 2020-21 to 2024-25, SportBusiness can reveal

UK government culture secretary Oliver Dowden has said he hopes the Premier League can resume by mid-June. The teams have agreed to start non-contact training in small groups today

Incumbent rights-holder Sony Pictures Networks India is the only serious bidder in an ongoing tender process for Sri Lanka Cricket's international media rights, according to Indian news website InsideSport

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has moved to deny claims that it will resume its coverage of the NBA basketball league

Sports data and AI technology company Stats Perform has reached an agreement with Sportsfever360, a sports management organisation in Pakistan, to deliver Opta cricket data through Sportsfever360’s technologies a…

Sports and entertainment group Endeavor has secured a $260m loan to help it through the Covid-19 downturn, the Wall Street Journal reports. The loan supplements an existing $2

Korean football's K League became the focus of the football and wider sports world's attention at the weekend, as it resumed its 2019-20 season after suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Korean football's K League and its media rights distribution partner Sportradar have agreed deals in 17 international markets ahead of the league's 2020 season restart today

International subscription sports broadcaster beIN Media Group has commissioned a new esports series that will offer a simulation of the final six rounds from Spanish football’s 2019-20 season.

Korean football's K League will stream the first match of its restarted 2020 season this Friday for free to a global audience on YouTube and Twitter

Filipino broadcaster ABS-CBN has been forced off the air by the country’s media regulator after its application to renew its franchise was delayed.

Ian Mathie, the Infront agency's Pan-Asia managing director, is leaving the company and will be replaced by David Nivelle, currently director at Fiba Marketing

Live baseball is returning to US audiences following the completion of a new media rights deal between ESPN and the Eclat Media Group for rights to South Korea’s KBO League.