Kevin McCullagh, Asia office

There is evidence that the sun is setting on a Western-dominated era for the sports industry in Asia, and that the coming years will be much more locally-driven, SportBusiness Asia senior analyst Kevin McCullagh says.

SportBusiness' Kevin McCullagh looks at the shifts in consumer behaviours and the value of sport as a media product

American football's NFL has renewed its digital media rights deal with Chinese internet giant Tencent for the 2020 season, and the two parties have launched a new subscription service around the content

Frank Leenders, director general of Fiba Media and Marketing Services, is optimistic about the future of basketball, in spite of the 'invisible enemy' of Covid-19. He speaks to Kevin McCullagh about this and the other challenges the federation has faced in 2020, such as losing much-loved ambassadors of the sport Kobe Bryant, David Stern and Borislav Stankovic.

Amid the Covid-19 gloom, the APOS Virtual Series last month delivered some glimmers of hope for future growth in the Asia-Pacific media business.

SportBusiness Asia's Kevin McCullagh looks at Football Marketing Asia's mandate to commercialise the Asian Football Confederation's rights, and its aims for long-term success.

There was a distinctively Australian headline in the Sydney Morning Herald’s sports business coverage recently: “Peter V’Landys is becoming as pleasant as a nasal swab for AFL”. The

Japanese pay-television broadcaster Sky PerfecTV has acquired rights for the German Bundesliga covering the five seasons from 2020-21 to 2024-25, SportBusiness can reveal

India-based agency ITW has apologised to the Pakistan Cricket Board for a mix-up that saw Pakistan Super League cricket matches streamed on UK betting website Bet365 against the board's wishes

Kevin McCullagh looks at the growth of the B. League, Japan's domestic basketball league, and considers whether it might be the country's biggest sports expansion of the Reiwa era.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will lose "several hundred million dollars" due to the controversy in China over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet about Hong Kong in October

The Asian Football Confederation and sports data firm Sportradar have claimed their partnership since 2013 has resulted in a 21-per-cent drop in football match fixing in Asia