Asia-Pacific

Qatar-headquartered pay-television broadcaster beIN has acquired the exclusive rights to the 2020 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season across the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia Pacific

Eurosport has agreed media-rights deals for two European tennis tournaments, bett1Aces in Berlin on July 13-19, and Thiems7, which got underway in Kitzbühel yesterday (Tuesday) and runs until July 11.

The Australian Football League resumed its 2020 season on Thursday evening, with defending champions Richmond Tigers drawing with Collingwood Magpies during a match played at an empty Melbourne Cricket…

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has acquired exclusive rights in the Asia-Pacific and Mena regions to Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour, an eight-man tennis tournament set up by the Serbian tennis s…

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has secured exclusive rights across multiple international territories to tonight’s final of the ÖFB Cup, the national knockout clubs tournament in Austria.

The Lagardère Sports agency has been appointed to distribute media rights programming on behalf of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) in the Asia-Pacific region.

BeIN Media Group, the international pay-television broadcaster, has acquired rights in a number of territories to the All at Home Gaming Cup, a new esports competition launched by French Ligue 1 side Paris…

The International Esports Federation (IESF) and Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop esports in Asia and globally

The coronavirus outbreak will result in a 35-per-cent drop in sports media industry revenues in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report by research firm Media Partners Asia

Second of a two-part report from the APOS 2020 Virtual Series, the online incarnation of the leading Asia-Pacific media, telecoms and entertainment industry conference hosted by Media Partners Asia.

Asia-Pacific sports industry insiders react to the award of the 2023 Fifa Women's World Cup to Australia and New Zealand.

Adrian Staiti, head of Apac and global sales at Sportfive, explains how the agency will move forward in the region in its post-AFC rights era and under new ownership.

From the way sports organisations have responded to the initial outbreak of the coronavirus, to predicting the scenarios of recovery, SportBusiness spoke to leaders and executives in the Asia-Pacific region…

Media industry research firm Media Partners Asia is predicting solid, if undramatic, growth in Asian sports television and OTT revenues, and media rights values, in the 2019-24 period, driven by international…

The Sailing Champions League and the National Sailing League have launched the ‘Sailing Champions League – Asia Pacific’ concept following the success of the competition in Europe. T

Linear pay- and free-to-air television will remain critically important for sports audiences and media rights revenues in the next five years in many Asia-Pacific markets, even as online video grows rapidly…

Italian Serie A club Juventus has revealed that a digital campaign timed to coincide with its tour of Asia in July garnered 50 million video views and 790,000 engagements while the club was in the region

T2 Asia-Pacific Table Tennis League (T2APAC) and Dentsu Sports Asia (DSA) have entered into a landmark joint venture, through which the latter has acquired a 20-per-cent equity stake in the pan-regional…

The International Table Tennis Federation has signed a collaboration agreement with the T2 Asia-Pacific Table Tennis League (T2 APAC) in a move that is set to see innovative new elements from the latter competition introduced into the ITTF’s World Tour.

Online sports apparel and merchandise retailer Fanatics has expanded its partnership with the National Basketball Association to launch official online NBA stores across 10 markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has formally approved Samoa as the host nation for the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event.

Billionaire mining tycoon Andrew Forrest has revealed further plans for his proposed Indo-Pacific Rugby Championships, which he hopes to launch in 2018.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (R&A) has teamed up with the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) to launch a new women’s amateur event in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has confirmed that Guam, Samoa and Tahiti have submitted bids to host the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event, which had been due to take place in Tonga.

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda has struck its latest major sports deal by agreeing a strategic partnership with the World Marathon Majors (WMM) group that will lead to new races being developed in China and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) has joined forces with sports entertainment company PlayON to launch new daily fantasy sports (DFS) competitions in various regions around the world.

Sanzaar, the umbrella body for the Argentinian, Australian, New Zealand and South African rugby unions, has called for clarity on a proposed bid for a Super Rugby expansion franchise in Fiji.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews (R&A) has opened a new office at the Sentosa Golf Club (SGC) in Singapore, as part of an effort to grow and develop golf in the Asia-Pacific region.

A lucrative new table tennis league for the Asia-Pacific region will launch next year, it has been confirmed.

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) has set its sights on expansion in the Asia-Pacific region by increasing its commitment to drag racing in Australia following the success of the inaugural 400 Thunder Drag Racing Season in the country.

International relations and communications consultancy JTA has announced plans to launch a Los Angeles-based subsidiary, as part of a wider strategy to extend its global reach.

The American National Rugby League (AMNRL) has ceded control of rugby league in the United States to USA Rugby League (USARL), while Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) has unveiled a drive to strengthen the sport in the Pacific Islands.

Leading pre-season football competition the International Champions Cup (ICC) is set to expand from the US into the Asia-Pacific region through the formation of a new sister tournament.

Asian golf tour OneAsia has elected to postpone its inaugural Tour Championship after failing to secure enough top-name players for the $2m (€1.5m) tournament.

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has appointed Ryan Sandilands as Asia-Pacific chief executive.