Asia

The Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (BOCOG) has signed two co-operation agreements with state media company China Media Group

Wrestling entertainment promoter WWE has agreed a media-rights deal in China with video-streaming platform iQiyi Sports beginning September 22

The Taiwanese arm of pan-Asian sports pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports is to shut down before the end of this year

The Pakistan Cricket Board is seeking a new international rights deal for its franchise-based Twenty20 competition, the Pakistan Super League, after terminating its contract with Techfront International…

The 2020 Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament got underway on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, after a six-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic

A new YouGov survey has found a 64-per-cent decrease in Malaysian consumers accessing pirated websites over the past 12 months

Online sports platform FanCode has acquired exclusive rights in India to German football’s Bundesliga.

Malaysian pay-television broadcaster Astro has added rights to Portugal’s Primeira Liga to its sports output in a deal signed ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season this weekend.

The surprise emergence of free-to-air broadcaster KBS as a bidder for German Bundesliga rights in South Korea generated some competition during the 2020-22 sales process, but not enough to stave off a dip in value.

Chinese internet giant Tencent picked up the English Premier League rights for the 2020-21 season at a massive discount compared to the value of the terminated deal with previous rights-holder PPTV.

China’s sports media-rights market is in the throes of a major correction, with the OTT platforms that have driven growth in the last five years seeking to renegotiate a string of deals.

The Asian Football Confederation and the Football Marketing Asia agency are to renegotiate the terms of their landmark, $2.4bn (€2bn) global commercial rights contract covering 2021-28, SportBusiness understands.

The English Premier League has agreed a deal with Chinese digital platform Tencent for the media rights to the competition in the country for the remainder of the 2020-21 season

Belgium’s Pro League is working with media rights-holder Eleven Sports, the subscription broadcaster, and the Mediapro agency to secure longer contracts with broadcasters in Europe, while a new 1:30pm (…

The Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed a new three-year domestic broadcast rights and cable distribution deal with state broadcaster PTV Sports and I-Media Communication Services, respectively, with international…

Yu Hang, a director at the Football Marketing Asia agency, is leaving the business in the coming months, SportBusiness understands

American football's NFL has renewed its digital media rights deal with Chinese internet giant Tencent for the 2020 season, and the two parties have launched a new subscription service around the content

OTT operator YuppTV has acquired digital streaming rights to cricket’s Indian Premier League in a host of territories.

Bundesliga International, the league’s international commercial rights arm, has signed off on new broadcast deals in Singapore, South Korea and Thailand ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season on Friday.

Chinese streaming platform China Sports, also known as Zhibo.tv, has acquired exclusive rights to China League One, the country's second-tier football division, for the 2020 season. SportsMoney

Mixed martial arts promotion, the Professional Fighters League, has signed a ‘multi-year’ broadcast rights deal in India with the Discovery-owned Eurosport.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has said the top division of English club football wants to make the “best decision rather than the quickest decision” when securing a new Chinese broadcast rig…

The English Premier League has launched its first anti-piracy campaign in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia

The Indian Premier League has released the schedule for its 2020 season in the United Arab Emirates

Thai government-owned broadcaster NBT will show live coverage of the domestic football league, Thai League 1, from next month, after current rights-holder TrueVisions' deal expires

The Premier League has terminated its lucrative media-rights contract with Chinese streaming platform PPTV after the Suning Holdings-owned broadcaster failed to meet rights fee payment deadlines

The Asian Football Confederation and the Football Marketing Asia agency are to renegotiate the terms of their landmark, $2

MMA promotion ONE Championship has announced distribution deals with seven media platforms for its upcoming spin-off programme The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition

DAZN Group has negotiated a reduction in annual rights fee payments to Japan’s J.L

Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has acquired the exclusive global media rights for Sri Lanka Cricket in a three-year deal from 2020 to 2023

My Sports, the sports broadcaster launched by Eleven Sports in Myanmar, has entered into an agreement with football streaming platform MyCujoo to live stream all of the Myanmar National League matches…

Indian online sports platform FanCode has acquired streaming rights for Major League Baseball and the Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament in separate deals

The Football Association of Thailand is seeking financial support to see it through its current cash flow problems caused by media rights-holder disputes and a lack of sponsorship support

The English Premier League is assessing its options after its rights-holding broadcaster in China, streaming platform PPTV, is reported to have failed to make a rights-fee payment due earlier this year

Five broadcast deals have been agreed in the Asia-Pacific region for the semi-finals and final of the 2020 Canadian Elite Basketball League Summer Series tournament

Innovative Production Group (IPG), the Dubai-based sports marketing agency, has been awarded marketing and organisation rights for the Lanka Premier League, a new Twenty20 cricket tournament in Sri Lanka