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Pay-television broadcaster Abu Dhabi Media has launched a specialist combat sports channel, Abu Dhabi Fight, which is exclusively available via telco Etisalat

Fifa, football’s global governing body, has confirmed plans for an Arab Cup tournament, which will feature 22 national teams from the region and take place in Qatar in December 2021 ahead of the country’s sta…

The Formula E electric racing series has announced it will stage its first night race in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, as part of its 2020-21 season

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed an exclusive partnership with Chinese video-sharing app Kuaishou to provide short-form videos to his Chinese fans – Sportsmoney.c

Racecourse Media Group, the horse racing media and data rights holding company, has more than doubled the global exposure for the second running of the Bahrain International Trophy, the showpiece international…

The 2020 edition of football’s Fifa Club World Cup in Qatar has been moved from December to the start of February next year.

The English Premier League has added to its international broadcast rights sales team with the appointments of media sales heads in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the Americas, SportBusiness…

A state-controlled sports media company set up by the Saudi Arabia authorities would only look to secure broadcast rights in the country and not across the Middle East and North Africa, according to the…

The Australian Institute of Sport is to provide funding of more than A$115m ($82.1m/€69.7

Simon Chadwick, director of the Centre for the Eurasian Sport Industry at the EM Lyon Business School, explores the role sport could play in the normalisation of relations between Israel and the Arab Gulf nations.

Esports tournament organiser Blast has mutually terminated its deal with Saudi future city project NEOM in response to anger from teams, staff and fans. Callum McCarthy examines where the deal went wrong.

Dubai’s reputation as an ever-changing metropolis that refuses to stand still contrasts with a carefully-crafted sports events strategy that has demonstrated remarkable consistency stretching back years.

CR7 wins best player at Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai Special career award for Brazil legend Ronaldo

Israel-based automated highlights company WSC Sports has reached an agreement with the Israeli Professional Football Leagues to provide real-time video content

The newly built Tokyo Aquatics Centre was unveiled during an event on October 24, marking the completion of all venues built for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics - The Japan Times

The Formula E electric racing series has revised its calendar plan for the 2020-21 season, with races in China and Mexico postponed indefinitely as the first four rounds will now consist of double-headers…

The Ultimate Fighting Championship could have spectators present for upcoming events at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi

The Asian Football Confederation has announced that the outstanding East Zone Asian Champions League matches this season will be played in Doha, Qatar

The organisers of the Abu Dhabi T10 Cricket League have postponed this year’s event citing the packed UAE cricket schedule.

Saudi Arabia will host its first professional women’s golf events in November under an agreement with the Ladies European Tour (LET) that will establish its second-highest paid non-major.

SporTV, the pay-television broadcaster owned by Brazilian media group Globo, has acquired rights to tennis’ French Open, one of the sport’s four grand slam events, until 2023.

World Table Tennis, the commercial offshoot of the International Table Tennis Federation, has outlined plans for three event “Hubs” over the course of  2021, as it looks to kickstart a new era of top-…

The Qatar Table Tennis Association has confirmed the 2021 men's and women's Asian Table Tennis Championships will be held in the country in September next year

Qatar-based logistics company GWC has signed as the first regional supporter for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has conceded that Covid-19’s impact on the global football calendar is set to result in a delay for this year’s Club World Cup in Qatar.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports has said that its ongoing concerns over piracy have prompted it to decide against renewing its German Bundesliga rights in the Middle East and North Africa

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

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed its return to Fight Island with five events in September and October, including two pay-per-view cards and three Fight Nights.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has signed an agreement with the integrity services division of sports data and content supplier Sportradar

Automated sports video production company Pixellot has signed a deal with the Israeli Basketball Association (IBBA) to produce and distribute live games and additional content across the body’s media p…

The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) has claimed that an AFC Champions League broadcast deal in the country has been terminated by the Asian Football Confederation due to “international s…

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

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…

Preparations for the start of the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates continue to be troubled by a growing number of Covid-19 cases

Indian Premier League cricket side Mumbai Indians have strengthened their health procedures for the upcoming IPL with the introduction of a smart ring personal health tracking device

The Indian Premier League has released the schedule for its 2020 season in the United Arab Emirates