Indian Subcontinent

The former head of Disney in Asia, Uday Shankar, is forming a new venture with James Murdoch to invest in technology and media opportunities in India and other Asian markets

LaLiga has announced a media rights agreement in China with telco China Mobile, and launched a tender for rights in the Indian subcontinent

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has agreed a rights deal in India with the New Japan Pro-Wrestling organisation

International sports broadcaster Eurosport has acquired exclusive rights in India to the forthcoming cricket series between the United Arab Emirates and Ireland

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has raised BDT17.9 crore (€1.7m/$2.1m) from its sale of broadcast rights to Bangladesh’s forthcoming home series against West Indies.

Sports technology services provider Deltatre has extended an agreement with football’s Indian Super League to design, develop, and deploy broadcast graphics.

Scottish Premiership side Rangers has forged closer ties with the Indian market in a deal to stream free UK coverage of Indian Super League matches on its club Facebook page

Sri Lankan state-owned broadcaster ITN has acquired domestic rights to the Lanka Premier League

Indian broadcaster Sony Pictures Sports Network has signed 15 sponsors for India’s cricket tour of Australia.

Amazon’s push for New Zealand Cricket rights in India stirred the local media-rights market, helping the board secure a strong deal with the ecommerce giant. But the market does not expect Amazon to move quickly into sports rights in India – instead, it anticipates the same careful approach the company has used in other territories it has entered.

Indian pay-television broadcaster Star is poised to strengthen its grip on cricket broadcasting in the subcontinent by beating incumbent Sony to the rights for Cricket South Africa content.

World Wrestling Entertainment’s media-rights income from the Indian subcontinent has increased about 80 per cent in a deal being finalised with pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks, SportBusiness Media understands.

Indian online sports media platform FanCode is launching a subscription video product this year, built on content not currently covered by Indian broadcasters.

Amazon has acquired the exclusive media rights in India for international cricket matches played in New Zealand in a deal covering the Southern Hemisphere summer cricket seasons from 2020-21 to 2025-26

Indian online sports platform FanCode has announced an agreement with AI technology provider WSC Sports to facilitate the delivery of video highlights on its platform

SuperSport, the sub-Saharan African pay-television broadcaster, has signed a three-year rights deal with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

Sri Lanka Cricket has issued an invitation to tender for a media and related rights for the rescheduled England tour of Sri Lanka

Major League Baseball has completed a multi-year rights deal with Star Sports India in which the broadcaster will show each game of the 2020 and 2021 World Series live across India

Uday Shankar will step down as president of the Walt Disney Company in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region on December 31, the media and entertainment giant has announced

Indian pay-television broadcaster Star Sports has acquired rights to the Scottish Premiership as part of an agreement that also includes the granting of additional content from top-tier side Rangers

The International Cricket Council has appointed the experienced Sunil Manoharan from India-based pay-television broadcaster Star TV to a leading media rights position

Media companies Tower Sports and SportzWorkz have expanded their association with the Pakistan Cricket Board by agreeing a new production deal with the governing body

The Pakistan Cricket Board is seeking a new international rights deal for its franchise-based Twenty20 competition, the Pakistan Super League, after terminating its contract with Techfront International…

The 2020 Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament got underway on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, after a six-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Online sports platform FanCode has acquired exclusive rights in India to German football’s Bundesliga.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed a new three-year domestic broadcast rights and cable distribution deal with state broadcaster PTV Sports and I-Media Communication Services, respectively, with international…

OTT operator YuppTV has acquired digital streaming rights to cricket’s Indian Premier League in a host of territories.

Mixed martial arts promotion, the Professional Fighters League, has signed a ‘multi-year’ broadcast rights deal in India with the Discovery-owned Eurosport.

The Indian Premier League has released the schedule for its 2020 season in the United Arab Emirates

Indian pay-television broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks has acquired the exclusive global media rights for Sri Lanka Cricket in a three-year deal from 2020 to 2023

Indian online sports platform FanCode has acquired streaming rights for Major League Baseball and the Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament in separate deals

Innovative Production Group (IPG), the Dubai-based sports marketing agency, has been awarded marketing and organisation rights for the Lanka Premier League, a new Twenty20 cricket tournament in Sri Lanka

Pay-television broadcaster Star India has acquired rights to the second edition of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, SportBusiness understands

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is said to have identified a calendar slot of September 26 to November 8 for the rescheduled 2020 Indian Premier League, with broadcast rights-holder Star India…

Indian digital sports platform FanCode has said it was tricked into streaming a fraudulent T20 cricket competition last month, in a remarkable case that is under investigation by police and cricket authorities

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has emerged victorious in an arbitration ruling over the inaugural global broadcast rights deal signed for the Indian Premier League with the World Sport Group…