China

Chinese streaming giant Tencent showed a live Houston Rockets game on Monday for the first time since the Daryl Morey controversy in October 2019

Chinese streaming platform Huya will continue to broadcast coverage from top Swiss skiing events on the FIS World Cup schedule in a new agreement

Electric off-road racing series Extreme E has agreed new rights distribution deals with Greek pay-television operator Cosmote and Chinese internet platform Channel Zero

Chinese digital giant Tencent has stopped live streams of games by the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers due to their appointment of Daryl Morey as president

The LA Lakers was the most popular NBA team, and Stephen Curry the most popular NBA player, on Chinese social media in 2019-20, according to digital media specialist Mailman's annual NBA Red Card report

Three big deals by telco China Mobile have raised cautious hopes for competition in the Chinese rights market after a dreadful 2020.

Chinese streaming platform China Mobile Migu will carry live and on-demand coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and the 2022 Fifa World Cup, under a deal with state broadcaster…

Mobile telco China Mobile Migu has agreed a landmark sponsorship and media-rights deal for Asian Football Confederation competitions spanning the 2021-24 period

Electric off-road motorsport series Extreme E has agreed a rights deal with Chinese live streaming platform Huya ahead of its inaugural season in 2021

Chinese tech giant Tencent has agreed a three-year partnership with Israeli AI technology provider WSC Sports around video production features and enhancements

English Premier League club Manchester United has officially launched a channel on the Chinese domestic social media platform Douyin

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is to launch an account on Weibo, the popular Chinese social media platform, as part of wider work with the Sportfive agency

Shanghai-based esports solutions provider Versus Programming Network (VSPN) has raised close to $100m (€85m) in a Series B funding round led by Chinese digital platform Tencent.
USA

The Disney-owned direct-to-consumer streaming platform ESPN+ has acquired US broadcast rights to the Scottish Premiership in one of a string of broadcast deals finalised by the Infront agency

Huya has agreed a deal to acquire fellow live streaming service DouYu in a stock-for-stock merger deal that is set to create a live online gaming streaming giant in China

CCTV, the state-run Chinese broadcaster, will air the fifth game of the NBA Finals series, marking the first time an NBA game will be broadcast in China since a controversial tweet damaged the nation’s r…

The English Premier League is suing its former Chinese broadcast rights-holder for $215.3m (€183m) over its battle for unpaid rights fees, it has been reported.