Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
Commercial broadcaster Nine will pay between A$3.5m (€2.4m/$2.7m) and A$4m for free-to-air rights to the Australian national team’s remaining 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Asian Football Confederation rights have increased in value by 86 per cent in South Korea after cable-television broadcaster JTBC outbid the country’s free-to-air cartel.
The value of Asian Football Confederation rights doubled in Thailand after a renewed deal with commercial broadcaster BBTV.
The Asian Football Confederation has signed an exclusive rights deal with South Korean cable-television broadcaster JTBC.
Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, the president of the Asian Football Confederation, is planning to set up an ad-hoc committee of experts to evaluate the AFC’s options for its rights beyond 2020.
A victory for Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa in Fifa presidential election could have major repercussions on the sale of Asian Football Confederation media rights.
The Asian Football Confederation will enjoy a huge increase in the value of its rights in China in its new deal with Le Sports.
Le Sports has acquired rights for Asian Football Confederation events in a deal that has given the Chinese internet company a 20-per-cent stake in the Lagardère Sports agency’s Asia-focused division.
The Asian Football Confederation is set to conclude a fresh eight-year contract with commercial rights partner the Lagardère Sports agency, according to Reuters.
The annual congress of the Asian Football Confederation, which took place this week in Bahrain, was ostensibly a political event - but a whole range of media-rights issues were under discussion.
All of the industry’s major rights agencies were present in Bahrain this week at the Asian Football Confederation annual congress to try to agree media-rights deals with Asian federations.
The rights-trading subsidiaries of sports marketing company Lagardère Unlimited look set for a double boost. World Sport Group is close to renewing its contract with the Asian confederation, while Sportfive remains favourite to renew its deal for African confederation rights.