SportBusiness International Newswire

Date: 
20 August 2014

An investment group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin has struck a deal to acquire a “substantial” minority stake in the New York Islanders that will increase to a controlling shareholding in the National Hockey League franchise in two years’ time.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    The Japanese city of Sapporo has announced its intention to enter a bid to host the 2026 winter Olympic Games.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    DFL Sports Enterprises, the marketing subsidiary of the German Football League (DFL), has agreed rights deals for the top-tier Bundesliga in a further 18 European countries for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    The MP & Silva agency has acquired the exclusive global media and sponsorship rights for the first two editions of the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s new Premier 12 tournament.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Swedish telecommunications and media company Millicom has launched its pay-television channel Tigo Sports in Bolivia.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    The editor of UK newspaper the Sun, David Dinsmore, has called on social media platform Twitter to crack down on the illegal posting of sports content.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    German Bundesliga football club Werder Bremen has entered into a partnership with Turkish airline Onur Air.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    The International Floorball Federation has confirmed that it will provide live coverage of its 2014 Men’s World Floorball Championship national team event via video-sharing website YouTube.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Lord Sebastian Coe has confirmed he will run for the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) next year.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, will “look into” allegations by British politician Anneliese Dodds that the FIA, motorsport’s global governing body, may have breached an anti-trust settlement by holding a stake in the Formula One world championship, according to Forbes.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das has claimed that the country’s two rival football leagues will merge within five years.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Azad Rahimov, the head of the organising committee for the 2015 European Games in Baku, has claimed that the multi-sport event could help Azerbaijan to fulfil its long-term ambitions to host the Olympic Games.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Qatar Airways has signed up as a presenting sponsor of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which will begin tomorrow (Friday).

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Explosives and mining chemicals company Orica has signed a two-year extension to its title sponsorship of the Australian GreenEdge UCI WorldTour cycling team.

     

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Sports betting company Efbet has agreed a shirt sponsorship deal with Bulgarian A PFG top-tier football club Levski Sofia.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    German Handball Bundesliga team SC Magdeburg has agreed a three-year extension to it kit supplier arrangement with handball apparel and equipment manufacturer Kempa.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Pay-television broadcaster Star Sports has acquired rights in India for the Bundesliga, the top division of football in Germany.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Turkish telecommunications company Turk Telekom has acquired rights for the Uefa Champions League and Europa League European club competitions.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revised its media rights-selling strategy by reducing the length of the rights that will be put out to the market.

  • Date: 
    27 November 2014

    Betting company Coral has become the title sponsor of this Saturday’s BoxNation boxing card at the ExCel in London, featuring the heavyweight bout between Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora.

  • Date: 
    26 November 2014

    The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has suspended the Japanese Basketball Association (JBA) amid a number of issues, including the ongoing dispute between the country’s competing domestic leagues.

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