Asia-Pacific

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.

Victor Cui’s ONE Championship is the biggest sports property in Asia and one of the fastest-growing in the world. In advance of his appearance at the Sportel Summit at Miami Beach in May he talks about his plans for 52 events a year and expansion in China and the rest of the world.

Hired for his regional expertise in the sports broadcast space, Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr has brought a fresh perspective to an organisation he believes is perfectly placed to benefit from golf’s shift of influence eastwards. He spoke to Matt Cutler.

On Monday the curtain fell down on the six-day, inaugural Special Olympics Asia-Pacific Games with a spectacular opening ceremony at the Hunter Stadium in Newcastle, Australia. SportBusiness International editor Matt Cutler spoke to Tim Shriver, Special Olympics chairman, about the challenges and opportunities around the organisation's continual drive to take people with intellectual disabilities, and the people who love and care for them, out of the shadows through the power of sport.

In the sports broadcasting industry, you never have to wait too long before one of the world’s biggest sports properties announces a mega multi-million dollar TV deal.

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.