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Sony Pictures Networks India has acquired the exclusive media rights in the Indian subcontinent for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Malaysian pay-television broadcaster Astro will broadcast live coverage of the inaugural 'Races of Malaysia' motorsports event this December under a new media rights agreement with Eurosport Events

Indian sports marketing company Sporty Solutionz has launched WrestlingTV, a video and news platform aimed at Indian wrestling fans

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has agreed a two-year deal that will return national team and domestic cricket to the airwaves of All India Radio for the first time since 2014

Pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India has acquired rights for this year’s World Wrestling Championship, which takes place from September 14-22 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

League to distribute live streamed game into quartet of prominent international baseball markets

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports Asia has acquired rights to Extreme E, a new electric SUV off-road racing series

The Football Association of Malaysia announced that national public broadcaster Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) and pay-TV broadcaster Astro are joint broadcasters for all four national team home matches…

Thai telecoms operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) has secured broadcast rights to the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo in a deal struck with Thai agency Plan B Media

Indonesian media company Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek) has agreed a two-season deal with Uefa for Champions League and Europa League rights, which became available after the collapse of the rights-holder’s deal with the Futbal Momentum Asia agency.

Ewell Zhao talks about Tencent’s rights renewal with the NBA, its method for valuing sports media rights and the future of the Chinese sports video streaming industry.

Chinese social media giant Tencent saw off competition from rival streaming player Youku Tudou to retain the NBA’s digital rights in the country for the 2020-25 cycle at a record-breaking fee, underscoring the strong growth in China’s streaming market in recent years.

Fox Sports Asia’s desire to reduce its spend on rights to The Open in Asia-Pacific opened the door for OTT platform GolfTV to grab non-exclusive rights alongside the pay-television broadcaster.

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has detailed a cooperation partnership with technology company Google which is designed to deliver a premium experience to fans who cannot be at the ongoing…

The World Curling Federation has sought to further connect with the sport’s Chinese audience by launching its first social media channel on Sina Weibo, while it has stepped up a digital overhaul by relaunching i…

Global agency to aid FA Thailand as next cycle of media rights for property begins in January

Motor-racing series the World Endurance Championship has revealed new rights deals with Brazilian broadcaster Rede Bandeirantes (Band) and pay-television broadcaster Star Sports ahead of the start of its…

Discovery-owned sports broadcaster Eurosport has acquired rights in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region to the new franchise-based International Swimming League

European ice hockey tournament the Champions Hockey League is keen to secure exposure in both China and Russia and has praised the “huge reach” of 26 broadcast deals covering 63 territories as it heads int…

Sports streaming service DAZN has acquired exclusive rights in Japan and Canada to the upcoming Fiba Basketball World Cup in China

Indonesian media group MNC has acquired rights to the next two editions of multi-sport event the Southeast Asian Games

World Rugby has selected the Fifty Digital agency to manage creative, social media and content for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

World Rugby has announced plans to provide a streaming service for the forthcoming World Cup in markets where broadcast deals are not in place

Broadcast coverage of Korean football’s K League is available once again in China after an agreement was reached with online streaming service K-Ball.

Malaysian pay-television broadcaster Astro and telco Maxis Communications have signed an agreement to offer bundled broadband with content

The China Sports Media agency has extended its exclusive broadcast production and distribution agreement with the Chinese Football Association for four more years until 2023

Discussions on a joint-venture between Chinese conglomerate Alibaba's streaming platform Youku Sports and Suning's own streaming platform PPTV have broken down, according to media reports

Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi, which is backed by Chinese online company Baidu, is to show all 380 LaLiga games during 2019-20 season

Pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports has secured live rights in Taiwan to athletics’ 2019 IAAF World Championships and the FIVB Men’s and Women’s Volleyball World Cups. T

China Sports Media, the commercial rights-holder of the Chinese Super League, will pursue legal action against popular digital website and streaming app Flying Nimbus, after it allowed users to watch a…

Chinese telcos ZTE and China Mobile have joined forces for the country’s 2nd National Youth Games to deliver what they claim is China’s first 5G sporting event.

Incremental rights fee increases for cricket’s Indian Premier League and World Cup, as well as a lukewarm advertising market, have been cited as reasons for pay-television broadcaster Star India suffering a…

France’s Ligue 1 has continued to make an impact in its key target market of China after Saturday’s Trophée des Champions match was watched by a live audience of 1.8m v

Qatar-based pay-TV broadcaster beIN has signed a deal to broadcast this year’s Rugby World Cup across nine Asian nations exclusively.

Uefa and Team Marketing are close to finding a new home for the Champions League and Europa League in Indonesia

OTT platform DAZN has confirmed the acquisition of rights in Japan for a series of international rugby union warm-up matches ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which will take place in the country

The launch of GolfTV is driving improved channel distribution revenues at Discovery, the US-based broadcast giant that owns the direct-to-consumer streaming platform, to complement new OTT subscription…