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South Korean media group CJ ENM has secured exclusive rights to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in South Korea as part of a “multi-year” agreement with the mixed martial arts promotion.

The sharp increase in the UFC’s value was driven by two rounds of competitive bidding between CJ, Eclat and a third bidder understood to be a local agency.
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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.

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

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

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.

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.

Four Korean broadcasters with rights to the country's baseball league are seeking compensation due to disruptions to this season's schedule caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

South Korean firm Eclat Media Group has announced the launch of its SPOTV pay-television and digital platform in Southeast Asia, and the addition of Wimbledon and US Open tennis to its rights portfolio

Singapore will host the entire 2020 Suzuki Cup national team football tournament, in a break with tradition for the competition due to the pandemic

South Korean media company Eclat Media Group’s new pan-Asia-Pacific sports media platform will step into the gap left by Fox Sports Asia with a more ‘localised’ and digitally-focused service.

English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur has agreed a deal for skySports to become the exclusive Korean broadcast partner for its weekly highlights programme

Sports rights formerly held by Fox Sports Asia, which is shutting down next month, have attracted bids from several companies interested in taking over the Disney-owned pay-television platform's position…

Korean internet streaming firms Wavve and Afreeca, along with telco LG U+, are the latest to secure non-exclusive streaming rights to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Korea in sublicensing agreements with the…

Internet services company Naver has acquired non-exclusive streaming rights for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in South Korea, in a sublicensing deal with the Korea Pool grouping of terrestrial broadcasters