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Hired for his regional expertise in the sports broadcast space, Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr has brought a fresh perspective to an organisation he believes is perfectly placed to benefit from golf’s shift of influence eastwards. He spoke to Matt Cutler.

  • Date: 
    1 October 2014

    The value in broadcast rights is almost exclusively in live coverage, so is sport’s proposed crackdown against Vine over-the-top?

  • Date: 
    1 October 2014

    Match-fixing has overtaken doping as the biggest threat to the integrity of sport at the highest level, however many believe governing bodies have buried their heads in the sand for too long over the issue. Rory Squires spoke to several people who have been involved in match-fixing, both on the pitch and in the fight against it, to find out what sports authorities have to do to finally eradicate the cancer once and for all.

  • Date: 
    1 October 2014

    European club rugby union enters a new era this month with the launch of two competitions. But should organisers be concerned about their sparse sponsorship portfolios? Kevin Roberts reports.

  • Date: 
    1 October 2014

    The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)’s newly-appointed CEO Chris Welton describes how he went from practising law to taking the reins of the IOC (International Olympic Committee)’s sponsorship programme.

  • Date: 
    1 September 2014
    On September 19, UEFA will decide which 13 cities across Europe host Euro 2020. SportBusiness International Deputy Editor Owen Evans met UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino to get his take on the opportunities and challenges for the new event set-up.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
30 September 2014

The Women’s Tennis Association has engaged Li Na as an ambassador for its revamped WTA Finals following the recent decision of the Chinese superstar to retire from the sport.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2014

    Pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport has acquired the exclusive television and digital rights for the MotoGP motorcycling championship in the Netherlands, as well as pay-television and digital rights in Belgium, for the four seasons running from 2015 to 2018.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2014

    UK pay-television operator Virgin Media has asked broadcast regulator Ofcom to open a formal investigation into how the Premier League, the top division of English football, sells its television rights.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2014

    UCI World Tour cycling squad Team Belkin has confirmed it will be renamed Team Lotto NL under its new sponsorship deals with the Dutch national lottery and retail company BrandLoyalty.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2014

    AMC Networks International, the global division of US entertainment company AMC Networks, has acquired the exclusive rights to the Formula One motor racing championship in the Czech Republic and Slovakia through its AMC Networks International – Central Europe arm.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2014

    UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB has agreed a deal to extend its rights contract with Sanzar, the umbrella body for the Australian, New Zealand and South African rugby unions, according to the Telegraph.