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: 
    2 September 2014

    Canadian city Edmonton plans to invest between C$80m (€55.3m/$72.9m) and C$100m in a new velodrome as part of its bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has announced that six men will run for the presidency of the global governing body, with current secretary general Ingmar De Vos and Spanish Equestrian Federation chairman Javier Revuelta del Peral revealed as the latest additions to the election race.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    The Professional Squash Association has finalised a new three-year calendar for its PSA World Series, with the new-look hosting concept set to run from 2014 through to 2017.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    The International Rowing Federation (Fisa) has revealed four nations have declared their interest in hosting its 2019 World Rowing Championships.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    Dairy supplier Milla has become an official supporter of the inaugural European Games multi-sport event, which takes place in Baku next year.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    The European Handball Federation has agreed a deal for charitable foundation Play for Change to sponsor referee’s shirts at its national team and club competitions throughout the 2014-15 season, as part of a new six-year partnership with the MP & Silva agency.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    UK sports production and media company Sunset+Vine has agreed a four-year archive rights deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    The Polish football league, the Ekstraklasa, is in advanced talks with the MP & Silva agency over the rights to the top division of Polish football from the 2015-16 season, according to Polsatsport.pl.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    The Brazilian Basketball Confederation (CBB) has announced that domestic stationery company Kalunga has agreed to sponsor the national team at a number of International Basketball Federation (Fiba) events.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    Australian commercial broadcaster Seven has expanded its sports portfolio by acquiring rights for the country's Magic Millions horseracing event.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    The English Premier League has smashed its transfer spending record in the summer 2014 window, with the £835m (€1.05bn/$1.38bn) gross expenditure of domestic clubs being close to double that of the next highest-spending league – the Spanish Liga.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    Football’s global governing body Fifa will stage talks with the sport’s international stakeholders on Monday in a further step towards securing dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    Sportfive has become the first international sales agent appointed by Uefa for corporate hospitality at its Euro 2016 national team football tournament.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    Pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport has extended a rights deal for the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has struck a deal to acquire rights for rugby union’s new European club rugby tournaments, according to French newspaper l’Equipe.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    English brewery Bath Ales has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with Premiership rugby union team Bath Rugby ahead of the 2014-15 season.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC has penned a sponsorship deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL American football franchise.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    German Bundesliga football team Werder Bremen has entered into a partnership with domestic online information technology store One.de.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    Mediaset Spain will be able to show more games from the ongoing Basketball World Cup after fans complained about the commercial broadcaster’s limited coverage of the tournament, which is taking place in Spain.

  • Date: 
    2 September 2014

    The Australian Football League, the top division of Aussie rules in Australia, will open talks over a new domestic broadcast rights deal after this season’s grand final on September 27.

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