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: 
    22 September 2014

    The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has hailed the success of its 2014 Men’s World Championship after the national team event generated record ticket sales.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    Fifa Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger has renewed his attack on Qatar’s staging of the 2022 World Cup by stating he believes it will be impossible for the country to host the national team football tournament due to its climate.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    World No.1 golfer Rory McIlroy is to further support the development of his home event the Irish Open after it was announced that his charitable foundation is to become the European Tour tournament’s official host.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said the Spanish Liga football club is in talks with 10 companies over the naming rights to its Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    Italian Serie A football club Juventus has renewed its sponsorship agreement with US tyre manufacturer Goodyear, with the partnership now in place for the next three years.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    The Slovak Olympic Committee (SOV) has entered into a partnership with the country’s national lottery operator Tipos.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    The organisers of the new Indian Super League have said that the inaugural edition of the domestic club football tournament will be available in about 85 per cent of India’s television households.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has launched a new ‘red button’ service that will enable customers to access additional content.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    Telecommunications company Tata Communications became the first company to deliver a live 4K ultra high definition feed from a Formula One motor-racing event at the weekend.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    Claire Williams, deputy team principal of Formula One team Williams, and Dermot Boden, chief brand officer of US financial services firm Citigroup, have been confirmed as the latest additions to the speaker line-up for the Leaders Sport Business Summit, which takes place on October 8-9 in London.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    The European Handball Federation has announced the hosts of the 2018 and 2020 men’s and women’s European Championship and confirmed that the governing body’s flagship men’s event will be expanded in six years’ time.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    Paris Saint-Germain has added another partner to its commercial portfolio with German fashion house Hugo Boss agreeing a deal with the French Ligue 1 football club for the 2014-15 season.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has awarded its 2019 and 2021 Cup of Nations national team tournaments to Cameroon and the Ivory Coast, along with taking the surprise decision to grant hosting rights for the 2023 event to Guinea.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    Asian Games stakeholders have rejected fears that Indonesia will not have enough time to prepare for the next edition of the multi-sport event in 2018, after the country was confirmed as the new host on Saturday.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU), the governing body of rugby union in England, and the sport’s top-tier Premiership in the country, have reached an agreement over scheduling the domestic tournament around the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    Baku 2015 has signed up the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) as the fifth official partner of the inaugural European Games multi-sport event.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    English Premier League football club West Ham United has agreed a one-year partnership with online gambling company Winner.com for the 2014-15 season.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    Pay-television broadcaster Star India has acquired rights for the International Premier Tennis League, a new team competition that will take place across several countries in Asia, according to the Indian Television news website.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    The Infront Sports & Media agency has announced that it has secured record broadcast reach for the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) 2014 Road World Championships.

  • Date: 
    22 September 2014

    Welsh Pro12 rugby union club Ospreys has signed up airline CityJet as a commercial partner.

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