Historians may look back on 2016 as the year the three-way dynamic between sports rights-holders, their official kit suppliers and replica-kit-buying fans was reshaped. Matt Cutler looks at what’s driving change and what the implications could be for the three parties.
Global licensed sports merchandise manufacturer and retailer Fanatics has signed a 10-year omnichannel retail partnership with Major League Baseball's Miami Marlins, which significantly extends the availability a…
Regulation has limited the extent to which China’s sporting stars can capitalise on their sporting prowess via commercial deals. But recent rule changes by the General Administration of Sports offers new possibilities. Chen Yaolin investigates.
Malaysia’s football clubs are to be formally privatised this year, but the journey from state support to self-sufficiency looks fraught, with questions over the future of broadcasting and sponsorship revenues. John Duerden takes a closer look.