Asia

The World Sport Group agency renewed its rights deal with Japan’s top-tier football league, the J-League, for a minimum of three seasons, from 2012 onwards.

The All India Football Federation and its commercial partner IMG Reliance postponed the announcement of their plans to overhaul India’s top football division, the I-League, for up to eight weeks, to a…

A quieter Indian cricket schedule could lead to advertising revenues for the country’s sports broadcasters being reduced by about Rs3 billion (€46 million/$61 million) in 2012, according to the IndianTelevision web…

Asian pay-television broadcaster Ten Sports acquired rights for the Elite Football League of India, a new American football league based in India, in a deal agreed directly with the league

Japanese free-to-air broadcaster TV Tokyo acquired delayed rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship 144 event taking place in Japan this Saturday, February 26

Thai media conglomerate GMM Grammy acquired rights for English football’s League Cup competition, in a three-year deal, from 2012-13 to 2014-15.

Broadcast production and manufacturing company Sony is likely to acquire Board of Control for Cricket in India worldwide rights ahead of launching a new sports channel, according to Indian newspaper the…

Sporty Solutionz, the agency appointed by satellite broadcaster Channel 9 Bangladesh, global rights-holder of the Bangladesh Premier League, agreed deals in a number of territories for rights to the Twenty20…

Japanese pay-television operator SkyPerfecTV renewed its rights deal with Uefa, European football’s governing body, for the Champions League and Europa League for three years, from 2012-13 to 2014-15.

The IMG Media agency launched the world’s first in-flight global 24-hour sports channel on Gulf Air, the Bahrain state airline.

Filipino commercial broadcaster ABS-CBN acquired rights from the Philippine Football Federation for national team matches in a four-year deal, from 2012 to 2015

Pan-Asian sports broadcaster ESPN Star Sports acquired rights for cricket’s Twenty20 Bangladesh Premier League in a three-year deal, from 2012 to 2014.

Singapore pay-television operator Starhub acquired rights for the 2012 season of the S-League, the top-tier Singaporean football league, in a deal with the Football Association of Singapore

Indian pay-television broadcaster Taj Television agreed a three-year deal with the Professional Golf Tour of India for rights to all tournaments sanctioned by the tour from 2012 to 2014

The International Olympic Committee agreed a deal in Japan with a consortium of broadcasters for the rights for the 2014 winter Olympic Games and the 2016 summer Games reported to be worth $472 million…

Thai media conglomerate GMM Grammy plans to bid for more major sports rights, after acquiring rights for German football’s Bundesliga from 2012-13 to 2014-15, and has established a new subsidiary, GMM 1…

Organisers of the Premier League Soccer tournament in India are in talks with three broadcasters about a South Asia rights deal for the competition, according to Bhaswar Goswami, director of Celebrity…

Executives from the IMG Media agency have had talks with David Stern, commissioner of US basketball league the NBA, about establishing a professional basketball league in India, Bloomberg reports

Public-service broadcaster the Public Television and Radio Company of Azerbaijan (ITV) acquired free-to-air rights for the 2014 winter Olympic Games and the 2016 summer Games in a deal with the Sportfive…

The Nimbus Communications agency should use advertising revenues from its two multi-national pay-television sports channels, Neo Cricket and Neo Sports, to fulfil outstanding payments to the Board of Control…

Pay-television broadcaster Setanta Sports agreed a carriage deal with Thai pay-television operator TrueVisions

Indian media conglomerate the Times Group is interested in acquiring a majority stake in the Nimbus Communications agency’s two multi-national pay-television sports channels, Neo Cricket and Neo Sports.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India may have to sell rights for the India national team for a lower price following the team’s poor performances in its ongoing tour of Australia, a senior official t…

English football’s Premier League may have to waive rights fees in China if it is to establish a significant presence in the country, according to Pierre Justo, Asia director of sport and media at the T…