Asia

MMA promotion ONE Championship is producing an Asian edition of the hit television show The Apprentice, featuring its chairman and chief executive Chatri Sityodtong in the lead role as the business leader…

Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Television is partnering with restaurant operator Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality to create live viewing experiences for cricket fans during the…

SNTV, the sports video news agency, is to manage the new international YouTube channel for Japanese professional football’s J.League.

The Extreme E off-road racing series has continued its media-rights drive through a deal with pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)

Pay-television broadcaster beIN has agreed a one-season deal to broadcast cricket’s Pakistan Super League in Australia and across various Asia countries and territories.

India pay-television broadcaster Star has signed a media rights deal with agency Sporty Solutionz to broadcast the Asian Wrestling Championships from February 18 to 23

Cricket's Pakistan Super League (PSL) has signed up Chinese telco Oppo as a sponsor ahead of its 2020 edition

Pay-television broadcaster i-Cable has acquired the exclusive media rights in Hong Kong for Japanese football's J.League. i-Cable has purchased the rights in a three-season deal covering 2020 to 2022

The Football Association of Thailand yesterday re-elected Somyot Poompanmuang as its president and said its global media rights for the 2021-28 period had been awarded, although did not reveal the winners

The Korea Football Association is finalising a deal with pay-television broadcaster JTBC for domestic K-League media rights for the 2020-23 cycle, but men’s senior national-team matches remain on the market after a lacklustre response to a tender held in January.

Riot Games has been prolific in sealing League of Legends esports media-rights deals with Asian streaming platforms in recent months, but such deals remain secondary to the company's primary focus of games publishing.

CJ ENM’s step back into sport after a near-decade-long hiatus was not enough to save DDMC Fortis from a fee decline in its sale of Asian Football Confederation rights in South Korea for the 2021-24 cycle.

Korea’s K-League and the Korean Football Association have pooled their media rights, but an initial tender attracted no firm bids, forcing the rights-holders to extend the deadline and change the tender’s terms to allow consortia to participate.

Bids for international media rights and a media production contract for Sri Lanka Cricket properties for the 2020-23 period are due next Thursday, February 20

The Asian Football Confederation has recruited Connie Heng, chief media officer at the Total Sports Asia agency, as its head of media rights

Pay-television broadcaster Star India is working on a new cricket destination within its Hotstar streaming app, as it continues preparations for the 2020 Indian Premier League season

Singapore telecoms operator StarHub has bolstered its tennis offering by reaching an agreement to launch the beIN Sports 2 channel via its StarHub Entertainment service

Telekom Malaysia (TM)’s association with the Malaysia Football League (MFL) has been revived in a new sponsorship and broadcast rights contract.

Pay-television broadcaster Star India has so far agreed deals with nine sponsors for its coverage of this year's Indian Premier League T20 cricket season, generating Rs900 crore ($126m)

The Extreme E off-road racing series has agreed a three-season rights deal with Malaysian public-service broadcaster RTM

Disney is launching its Disney Plus OTT service in India on March 29, to coincide with the start of the Indian Premier League cricket season

The FIA World Rally Championship is close to announcing free-to-air broadcast deals in both Japan and Kenya ahead of stops in both countries on this year’s schedule.

The Korea Baseball Organisation has agreed a domestic media rights deal with the country's three main free-to-air broadcasters worth KRW54bn ($45m) per season for the four seasons from 2020 to 2023, according…

The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed the consortium of Tower Sports and SportzWorkz to handle broadcast production for the 2020 Pakistan Super League, the first edition of the Twenty20 competition…

Media group Discovery has secured an interim injunction from the Delhi High Court restraining Lex Sportel Vision from using "DSport", the brand name of their formerly jointly-operated sports pay-television…

Indian media company Lex Sportel Vision has launched a new sports pay-television channel, 1Sports, as it continues to tussle with media group Discovery over control of the DSport channel

Media group CJ ENM has acquired the rights in South Korea for Asian Football Confederation properties in the 2021-24 cycle, in a deal brokered by the DDMC Fortis agency

Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has acquired media rights in India to the upcoming women’s T20 Tri-Nation Series in Australia, between Australia, England and India.

Brooklyn Nets owner Joseph Tsai has expressed his desire for Chinese state broadcaster CCTV to resume its coverage of the NBA basketball league amid the continued fallout caused by a tweet sent last year…

Helmy Yahya, the former president director of Indonesian state-owned, public-service broadcaster TVRI has claimed that one of the main reasons he was sacked last week was his acquisition of English Premier…

Sports content, technology and integrity services company Genius Sports will launch its first live sports streaming platform in Asia under an expanded agreement with the Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) club…

Indian online sports platform FanCode has acquired streaming rights for the NFL in a multi-season deal with the American football league

China's General Administration of Sport and its State Administration of Radio and Television signed an agreement in Beijing yesterday to jointly create a platform for events, programmes and content covering…

Chinese live-streaming platform Huya has acquired rights for the League of Legends esports organisation’s North American Championship Series and European Championship.

India and China were the only Asia-Pacific pay-television markets to show strong revenue and subscriber growth in 2019, and there were significant subscriber declines in several territories, according…

Digital sports content platform FanCode has agreed a multi-year rights deal to Indian club football competition the I-League

Games publisher Riot Games and agency Redd+E have agreed a deal to distribute media rights for the inaugural 2020 Pacific Championship Series in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.