The value of Australian Open tennis rights in China increased by 75 per cent in the new cycle, from 2018 onward, following new digital and linear broadcast deals.
Chinese internet company Tencent has acquired rights for the upcoming Rio 2016 summer Olympic Games in a sublicensing deal with state broadcaster CCTV.
Australian Football League club Port Adelaide has struck a rights deal with Chinese state-owned broadcaster CCTV.
English Premier League club Arsenal has entered into a partnership with Total Soccer, the leading football programme on the CCTV Sports channel operated by the Chinese state broadcaster.
CCTV 5, the sports channel operated by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV, has acquired rights for football’s English Premier League.
Chinese online television service provider PPTV has snatched rights for LaLiga, the new brand name for the Spanish Football League.
German Bundesliga football club Bayern Munich has entered into a content partnership with Chinese state-owned broadcaster CCTV.
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has extended its partnership with the International Olympic Committee by acquiring the exclusive rights in China for the four editions of the Olympic Games spanning 2018 to 2024.
North American ice hockey league the NHL has signed a rights deal with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.
The CCTV 5 sports channel, which is operated by state broadcaster CCTV, has acquired media rights for the Trophée des Champions, the annual football match between the winners of the French Ligue 1 and Coupe de France tournaments.
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has acquired rights for the new Formula E motor-racing championship.
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV and Spanish public-service broadcaster TVE have acquired rights for the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) 2014 Hockey World Cup national team tournament.