Chinese Super League (CSL)

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China Sports Media’s deal for Chinese Super League domestic rights – the emblematic deal of China’s sports-rights gold rush – will be worth just two-thirds of its initial annual value following a renegotiation.

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky picked up Chinese Super League rights last week for a fairly small rights-fee over the next two-and-a-half years.

New Chinese OTT player Baofeng Sports’ first move in the sports sector was to acquire rights to the Chinese Super League.

IMG’s distribution deal for the Chinese Super League’s international rights is a strategic acquisition of a property that’s “going places”.

Interview with Michael Mellor, head of football at IMG, on the agency’s rights-distribution deal for the Chinese Super League.

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has further bolstered its content portfolio ahead of its impending launch in the UK and Ireland by acquiring rights to three football leagues

German pay-television broadcaster Sportdigital has acquired rights for football’s Chinese Super League.


China Sports Media’s huge deal with the Chinese Super League is a gamble on the expansion of the country’s digital rights market and the government’s plans to build football into a major national sport.