Asia

The Taiwanese arm of pan-Asian sports pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports is to shut down before the end of this year

Wrestling entertainment promoter WWE has agreed a media-rights deal in China with video-streaming platform iQiyi Sports beginning September 22

A consulting company working for the committee bidding to secure the 2020 Olympics hosting rights for Tokyo transferred $370,000 (€314,000) to Papa Massata Diack, the son of jailed ex-IAAF president L…

The Pakistan Cricket Board is seeking a new international rights deal for its franchise-based Twenty20 competition, the Pakistan Super League, after terminating its contract with Techfront International…

The International Cricket Council has begun the tender process to select a host country merchandise licensing partner and an online merchandise partner for the Men’s T20 World Cup next year, and the M…

Mounting delays to 2022 World Cup qualifiers due to Covid-19 are becoming a problem and a shortening of the format is a possibility

The 2020 Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament got underway on Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, after a six-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic

A new YouGov survey has found a 64-per-cent decrease in Malaysian consumers accessing pirated websites over the past 12 months

Online sports platform FanCode has acquired exclusive rights in India to German football’s Bundesliga.

Liu Jiadi, partner, and Jeffrey Wilson, counsel, at Chinese law firm JunHe, explain the significance of new player image rights rules in the Chinese Basketball Association League.

Kevin McCullagh takes a look at the world’s biggest annual cricket competition, the Indian Premier League, ahead of its move this year to the United Arab Emirates

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.

SportBusiness speaks to Benjamin Wahl, head of China at Borussia Dortmund, about the BVB Virtual Asia Tour, which emerged out of the ashes of disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Indian Premier League champions the Mumbai Indians have announced several new sponsorship deals and said their sponsorship income this season will match 2019

Malaysian pay-television broadcaster Astro has added rights to Portugal’s Primeira Liga to its sports output in a deal signed ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season this weekend.

Belgium’s Pro League is working with media rights-holder Eleven Sports, the subscription broadcaster, and the Mediapro agency to secure longer contracts with broadcasters in Europe, while a new 1:30pm (…

The English Premier League has agreed a deal with Chinese digital platform Tencent for the media rights to the competition in the country for the remainder of the 2020-21 season

The Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed a new three-year domestic broadcast rights and cable distribution deal with state broadcaster PTV Sports and I-Media Communication Services, respectively, with international…

Yu Hang, a director at the Football Marketing Asia agency, is leaving the business in the coming months, SportBusiness understands

The Ladies Professional Golf Association has called off all four events of its Asia swing in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic due to the quarantine requirements in place with crossing country borders

McLaren Racing chief executive Zak Brown wants his team to secure more sponsors from Asia, believing brands from the region are under-represented on its roster

Singapore is targeting the World Rugby Sevens Series scheduled in the city next April as its return to hosting major sports events after the Covid-19 pandemic

Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league will admit increased numbers of fans to its games from this weekend, following the Japanese government's relaxation of Covid-19 spectator limits

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

Bundesliga International, the league’s international commercial rights arm, has signed off on new broadcast deals in Singapore, South Korea and Thailand ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season on Friday.

OTT operator YuppTV has acquired digital streaming rights to cricket’s Indian Premier League in a host of territories.

Chinese streaming platform China Sports, also known as Zhibo.tv, has acquired exclusive rights to China League One, the country's second-tier football division, for the 2020 season. SportsMoney

Indian Premier League (IPL) team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has signed up multinational logistics company DP World as its latest sponsor

Dream11, the India-based fantasy gaming company which recently became the title sponsor of cricket's Indian Premier League, has announced investments totalling $225m (€190m) in a series E funding round, l…

World Table Tennis is running an event in Macau on November 25-29 to showcase some of the features of its upcoming revamp of International Table Tennis Federation competitions

The Asian Football Confederation Champions League is to restart later today, after a six-month suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with West Zone matches played in Qatar

Mixed martial arts promotion, the Professional Fighters League, has signed a ‘multi-year’ broadcast rights deal in India with the Discovery-owned Eurosport.

Koji Murofushi, the sports director of Tokyo’s summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, has left the organising committee to take up a new role as commissioner of the Japan Sports Agency.

The Asian Football Confederation has cancelled the remainder of this year’s AFC Cup, Asia’s second-tier continental club football tournament, due to the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Seven-times MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has dismissed speculation he will be retiring from the sport at the end of the season, saying he is on the verge of signing a new deal with Malaysian-based team…

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has said the top division of English club football wants to make the “best decision rather than the quickest decision” when securing a new Chinese broadcast rig…

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has said “important and intensive discussions” will take place in the coming weeks over Covid-19 countermeasures for Tokyo’s summer Olympic Games…