China

Chinese digital platform Sohu has acquired rights for the World Rallycross Championship.

The Infront agency has invested in London-based digital media company Copa90, according to the Financial Times.

Chinese streaming service QIE Live has acquired rights to the newly-formed World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) motor-racing series.

Sina Sports is aiming to grow its mass-participation events to make up for its decision not to compete for premium sports rights, Sina’s senior vice president has told TV Sports Markets.

Major League Baseball has secured an uplift in the value of its media rights in China despite the early termination of its deal with LeSports.

The Formula One motor-racing championship has widened its broadcast reach in China for this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix through three new rights deals.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel, the French football league, has sealed a rights deal with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.

The AFL Aussie rules league has secured three separate free-to-air rights deals in China.

Chinese internet company Tencent has acquired rights for Major League Baseball as part of a broader partnership with the North American league.

Chinese sports and entertainment company Wuhan DDMC Culture Co has acquired rights for Spanish football’s LaLiga.