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: 
    23 January 2015

    The future ownership of the New Orleans Saints NFL American football and New Orleans Pelicans NBA basketball franchises remains uncertain after relatives of current owner Tom Benson filed a lawsuit against his decision to hand control of both teams to his wife upon his death.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    Strasbourg has lost the hosting rights to the French round of the 2015 World Rally Championship, according to the FFSA, the governing body of motorsport in the country.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    Marcel Cordes, the president of European operations at Repucom, is to leave the sports marketing research company by mutual agreement as part of a restructuring process.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football team Palmeiras has agreed a two-year deal to make financial services group Crefisa its major sponsor.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    Australian television content group DSI by Inverleigh has announced a three-year partnership with De La Hoya TV ahead of the US network’s spring 2015 launch.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    Global power tools company Ingersoll Rand has expanded its long-term association with North American stock-car racing series Nascar by entering into a new multi-year partnership.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    German Bundesliga football club SC Paderborn has signed a two-year extension with shirt sponsor kfzteile24.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    Italian media group Mediaset has moved to reject reports that it will seek to sublicense some of its exclusive rights to club football competition the Uefa Champions League, stating such suggestions have the “sole purpose of confusing the public."

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    StarSat, the South African satellite-television platform operated by pay-television broadcaster On Digital Media, has agreed a two-year rights deal for motorsport’s World Rally Championship.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    The Tourism Ireland agency has signed on as the main sponsor of the country’s national cricket team for its 2015 World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    US pay-television broadcaster Spike TV has acquired rights for the new Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series operated by manager and adviser Al Haymon.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    Thierry Weil, Fifa’s marketing director, has defended the value of a World Cup sponsorship, with news emerging today (Friday) that two more companies have decided against renewing high-profile deals.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    Dutch pay-television broadcaster Sport1 has acquired rights for the Nascar and IndyCar North American motorsport series.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    Energy giant Gazprom has been unveiled as an official partner of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    German sportswear giant Adidas has reported a better-than-expected two per cent increase in 2014 sales and said it would meet its profit target as it announced the sale of its Rockport brand in a bid to increase its focus on the sports market.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) and the World Confederation of Billiard Sports (WCBS) are targeting a place on the programme for the 2020 summer Olympic Games, the World Snooker governing body has announced.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    The Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba has been closed for emergency repairs less than a year after it opened to host matches at the 2014 Fifa World Cup national team football competition in Brazil.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    Turkish Super Lig football club Sivasspor has reached an agreement to make healthcare services group Medicana its major sponsor.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    The Japanese leg of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is set to switch from Suzuka to Motegi after a new race deal was signed that will take effect from the forthcoming 2015 season.

  • Date: 
    23 January 2015

    Online foreign exchange trading firm FXPrimus has agreed a deal to become a partner of Australian A-League football team Melbourne City.

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