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South Korean pay-television broadcaster JTBC may be close to a deal with the International Olympic Committee about broadcast rights, potentially including a momentous 2032 Olympics jointly hosted by North…

The International Cricket Council has partnered with technology company ByteDance to deliver content across social media platforms TikTok and Helo during this year’s Cricket World Cup.

OTT streaming service DAZN has acquired rights to the final of the 2018-19 edition of Spanish club football competition the Copa del Rey in five of its markets, while US media group Discovery has landed…

Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has agreed a deal with Fifa for rights in the Indian subcontinent to a host of the world governing body’s 2019 events.

Chinese conglomerates Alibaba and Suning are planning a joint venture that would create the market’s most powerful sports business, according to industry news website Lanxiong Sports.

North American ice hockey league the NHL has stepped up its engagement with the Chinese market by agreeing a partnership with micro-content platform Dongtu

Mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship has agreed a partnership with Chinese social media platform Weibo

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Hong Kong media group PCCW Media has acquired exclusive rights in the territory to the Uefa Euro 2020 national team football tournament

South Korea can be added to the list of Asian markets where English Premier League rights have fallen in value in the 2019-20 to 2021-22 cycle, SportBusiness Media has learned.

Uefa’s national-team rights revenue in Japan is set to shrink in the 2018-19 to 2021-22 cycle, covering Euro 2020, with demand hit by next year’s Tokyo Olympics and last year’s collapse of the MP & Silva agency.

The collapse of Telekom Malaysia’s deal for domestic football rights is part of a politically-driven restructuring at the government-linked telco that has seen it exit the entire sports rights market, local industry experts say.

English Premier League rights are set to fall in value in yet more Asian markets, with weak competition triggering a 32 per cent drop in the value of its rights in Japan and the Philippines.

Chinese sports and entertainment company Wuhan DDMC Culture Co has extended an agreement for rights to LaLiga, the top tier of Spanish club football

Japanese motor-racing championship Super GT has secured international rights deals with Motorsport.tv, the OTT arm of Motorsport Network, and Malaysian pay-television broadcaster Astro

Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has agreed an exclusive deal with the World Archery governing body covering the Indian subcontinent

W Series, the women’s motor-racing championship, has signed media rights deals covering its inaugural season across 35 territories in Asia, Africa and Oceania, it said Tuesday.

Asian mixed martial arts promotion One Championship has launched a television and film production division

OTT platform FloSports has acquired exclusive live and on-demand rights to the 2019 London Marathon across Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia

Discovery India’s DSport, Viacom12’s MTV, DD Sport and several other regional broadcast networks in India have acquired rights to broadcast the inaugural Indo International Premier Kabaddi League.

Hotstar, the Star India-owned OTT plaftorm, has appointed Ankit Desai as its vice-president of digital sales strategy

Media company Canal Plus Group, through its subsidiary K Plus, has acquired exclusive rights in Vietnam to football’s English Premier League. The three-season deal covers the 2019-20 to 2021-22 campaigns.

Chinese internet company Sina Sports has renewed a digital rights agreement for the US Masters ahead of this year’s edition of the golf major.

Mixed martial arts promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship has signed its latest content partnership in China through a deal with content discovery platform Toutiao

SIS, a provider of end-to-end products and services to the betting and broadcast industries, has extended its rights deal with Singapore Pools

Asian mixed martial arts promotion One Championship has agreed a multi-year rights deal with media company Star India

The upcoming season of the Indian Premier League will not be broadcast in Pakistan, it has been confirmed