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Global sports streaming service DAZN has acquired rights in Japan to golf’s US PGA Championship and US Open from 2022 to 2024.

Global sports streaming service DAZN has acquired exclusive rights to the Professional Fighters League in Japan and Spain as part of a season-long agreement with the mixed-martial arts promotion
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Apple’s first foray into sport may appear similar to Amazon’s low-cost experimentation, but the tech giant plans to accelerate into a wide-ranging premium sports strategy.

Eclat retains Premier League in South Korea and snatches rights from DAZN in Japan, paying big increases in both deals.

DAZN, the OTT subscription broadcaster, has announced a joint venture with Japanese social media network Mixi to create a sports-themed non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace

Eclat Media Group has acquired English Premier League media rights in Japan and South Korea for the next cycle, beginning 2022-23, SportBusiness understands

DAZN Group has introduced sizeable price increases in Germany and Japan, two of the OTT subscription broadcaster’s major markets, following high-profile football rights additions and sports rights renewals i…

Bids are due today (Thursday) for English Premier League media rights for 2022-23 onwards in 14 Asian markets. Would-be bidders have been mulling the opportunity since the tender was released in mid-December

The English Premier League introduced several novel elements in its tender for media rights in Asia-Pacific markets for the new cycle, aimed at cracking what are expected to be some of its toughest sales territories.

The Japan Rugby Football Union is preparing to usher in a new, more professional era of Japanese rugby union with the launch of the NTT League One on January 7

A large decrease in Japan has dragged down the global value of Asian Football Confederation media rights by at least 13 per cent in the 2021-24 cycle.

A volley of rights sales this year reallocated properties formerly held by pan-regional broadcaster Fox Sports Asia and began shaping a new sports broadcasting landscape in Asia-Pacific.

Commercial broadcaster TV Asahi has acquired rights to French rugby union’s Top 14 until the end of the season.

The value of Uefa club competition rights has fallen heavily in Japan and also declined in Southeast Asia during the current cycle, mirroring wider trends in the markets.

Boxing promoters Top Rank and Teiken Promotions have unveiled a partnership with Amazon Prime Video Japan to livestream multiple events in 2021 and 2022.

Media group Network4, the new Bundesliga rights-holder in Hungary, will this weekend become the first broadcaster in Europe to make use of the German league’s new interactive feed service.

Japanese pay-television broadcaster Wowow has renewed its rights for the Australian Open tennis grand slam in a multi-year deal beginning in 2022