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SportBusiness International Newswire

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.

  • Daily News
    18 January 2017

    The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) has announced that the Italian capital of Rome will host the Final Four stage of its 2017 Men’s Champions League club competition.

  • Daily News
    18 January 2017

    Lithuanian free-to-air broadcaster TV3 has acquired rights for the 2018 and 2020 editions of the Olympic Games.

  • Daily News
    18 January 2017

    Telecommunications company Econet has confirmed the appointment of Jeroen Oerlemans as the new chief executive of the Kwesé Sports division of African pay-television broadcaster Kwesé TV.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    Virgin Sport, the new lifestyle and fitness company owned and run by investment firm Virgin Group, has unveiled its first series of mass-participation events, with four ‘festivals of sport’ to take place this year in locations across the UK and United States.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    Football officials in the Americas are considering creating a new tournament grouping together the best national teams from the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf), according to Bloomberg.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    Hungarian youth organisation Momentum Mozgalom is poised to launch the latest effort to force a referendum in Budapest against the capital city’s bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    Seven sports will seek to appeal the decision of UK Sport to cut their funding programmes in the four-year cycle leading up the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    Chinese internet company LeEco, whose subsidiaries include media platform LeSports, has alleviated its financial concerns by securing 16.8 billion yuan (€2.31bn/$2.42bn) in strategic investment, chiefly from property developer Sunac China Holdings.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    The International Handball Federation has moved to defend its partnership with beIN Media Group, the global rights distribution partner for showpiece national team tournament the World Championship, amid criticism of the deal in German media outlets.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    The OpenTV software subsidiary of digital security company Kudelski Group has filed a lawsuit against the NFL in relation to the American football league’s live streaming and related video services.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    Korean tyre manufacturer Kumho has extended its partnership with German Bundesliga football club Schalke.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    Italian Serie A football team Juventus has unveiled a rebranding initiative that it states will seek to expand the business side of the club, targeting both existing fans and those with less of an interest in the sport.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    Pyeongchang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic winter Games (POCOG) president Lee Hee-beom has maintained that preparations for the event have been “clean” amid a political scandal in South Korea that has alleged connections to the country’s sports industry.

  • Daily News
    17 January 2017

    The Rio de Janeiro State Court of Justice has ordered a consortium of companies, including construction firm Odebrecht and sports and entertainment facility operator AEG, to “immediately resume” maintenance of the Maracana stadium.

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