Macau

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has pinpointed Macau and Singapore as its two main targets as it seeks to increase its presence in Asia.

The Asian Tour announced yesterday that next month's Macau Open golf tournament has been postponed.

Golf’s Asian Tour hailed the success of Korean golfer Yang Yong-eun in helping it secure a television rights deal in the UK and Ireland with pay-broadcaster BSkyB.

The Organising Committee of Sportsfest Macao said that Sportsfest Macao 2007 will not take place this year as planned, following discussions with various sports media industry stakeholders including guest speakers, media platforms and content distributors.

Macau's leading telecom service provider CTM was appointed Official Telecommunications Partner for the 2nd Asian Indoor Games.

Sportsfest Macao organisers have confirmed the participation of the first in a long line of international high-level industry speakers at its three-day sports media market from 5 to 7 September in Macao.

The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel has signed as an Official Partner of the 2nd Asian Indoor Games to be held this October.

The Organising Committee for the 2nd Asian Indoor Games (MAIGOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) signed a sponsorship agreement with Chinese's leading online media company SINA Corporation.

Promoseven Sports Marketing (PSM) will be the worldwide marketing and TV rights agents for the second Asian Indoor Games to be held in Macau, China, in 2007.

North and South Korea will compete as a united team at the Beijing Olympics and at next year’s Asian Games in Qatar.

Soccer giant Real Madrid Club and Interactive Sports Television Ltd. (ISTV) have agreed to jointly develop and broadcast an interactive television programme to be launched in several of Asia’s soccer markets this autumn.

Spanish soccer's La Liga has signed an exclusive media rights deal covering China for the next five years.

East Asian football associations are poised to form a regional governing body in the next week in a bid to increase their influence within the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Asian sources have said.

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) general secretary Peter Velappan has said the regional body will not enforce an age limit on participants in next year's Asian Games football tournament.

An international hockey event set for New Delhi in December has been moved out of India because of security concerns.

China is considering rival bids by three of its largest cities - Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou - to host the 2008 Olympic Games, state media said on Monday.

Asian sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) has acquired the exclusive terrestrial, cable and satellite television broadcast rights of the English Premier League for the next three seasons beginning August 2001.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has settled its dispute with Iraq over the venue for World Cup preliminary matches by offering another location for some of the games.

Macau Cable TV has concluded a deal to carry ESPN and STAR Sports.