Hong Kong’s i-Cable to shutter pay-TV operation
Hong Kong telecoms company i-Cable Communications has announced that it will shut its pay-TV operation in a move that is set to reduce competition for sports rights in the market
Premier Sports renews NRL rights in Asia
Pay broadcaster Premier Sports Asia has acquired exclusive live rights in more than 20 markets in Asia for Australia's National Rugby League in a five-year deal from 2023 to 2027
BeIN retains Coupe de France rights in international markets
Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has renewed rights in 29 international territories to the Coupe de France club football competition
Hong Kong’s i-Cable secures exclusive Asian Games rights
Telecoms operator i-Cable has secured exclusive media rights in Hong Kong to the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games
LeSports casts long shadow over new Fifa deal in Hong Kong
Fifa is the latest rights-holder to suffer a fee cut in a Hong Kong market that has been on the slide for several years, selling 2022 World Cup rights to leading local sports broadcaster Now TV.
Premier League defies trends to increase value in Asia-Pacific outside China
The Premier League’s latest round of rights sales in Apac is considered a major success, despite a substantial drop in overall value due to the collapse in the market in China.
M Plus acquires Brasileiro Série A rights in Hong Kong and Macau
Macau-based sports streaming platform M Plus has acquired rights for Brasileiro Série A football in its home territory and Hong Kong in a deal with the 1190 Sports agency.
Rights to women’s cricket’s FairBreak Invitational secured by 14 broadcasters
Fourteen broadcasters have acquired media rights to the FairBreak Invitational women's cricket series
BeIN acquires Speedway GP rights across Southeast Asia and the US
Pay-television operator beIN Sports has acquired media rights to the FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Championship in a season-long agreement with new event promotor Discovery Sports Events, the global promotion…
SPOTV lands exclusive rights to the US Masters in eight markets across Southeast Asia
Pan-regional sports broadcaster SPOTV has secured exclusive rights to the US Masters golf tournament in eight markets across Southeast Asia as part of a one-year deal with the Augusta National Golf Club
SPOTV mobile streaming app rolled out in Southeast Asian markets
Pan-regional sports broadcaster SPOTV has launched a mobile streaming app. SPOTV Now will provide live and on-demand access to linear pay-television channels SPOTV and SPOTV2 across Southeast Asia
Premier League secures more strong results in major Asian markets
Premier League rights values will increase in Thailand and Indonesia from 2022-23 onward, but have gone down in Hong Kong and Malaysia.
SPOTV strikes distribution deal with PCCW
Asian pan-regional sports broadcaster SPOTV has agreed a distribution deal with Hong Kong telco PCCW
PCCW finalises three-year Premier League rights deal in Hong Kong
Hong Kong telecoms firm PCCW has finalised a three-year deal for exclusive broadcast rights to the English Premier League until the end of the 2024-25 season
Formula E strikes 15-market deal with SPOTV, secures Indonesian agreement
Eclat Media Group has acquired rights to the Formula E World Championship in 15 markets across the Asia-Pacific region, in a two-year deal with the electric car racing series covering 2022 and 2023
BWF benefits from pan-regional battle in Apac but value drops in Malaysia
Competition between budding pan-regional players SPOTV and Eleven helped the Badminton World Federation increase the value of its media-rights in a string of Asia-Pacific markets in a recent deal.
EXCLUSIVE: Premier League secures rights-fee increases in Japan, Korea as Eclat expands again
Eclat Media Group has acquired English Premier League media rights in Japan and South Korea for the next cycle, beginning 2022-23, SportBusiness understands