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Laura Froelich was among the 10 executives whose work in 2018 we believe indicates the direction of the sports business in 2019 and beyond.

Aneesh Madani, head of sports partnerships, Asia-Pacific, at Twitter, tells SportBusiness how the social network is cooperating with rights-holders and broadcasters to capitalise on its continued growth across the continent, and using fan engagement to drive revenues for itself and its partners.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Wigan set for Chinese takeover; Chinese-owned Wolves strike Adidas deal; and CSL first to join Twitter

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Twitter has invested in multiple sports-rights deals ahead of the new season in the hope that the sport/conversation mix will kick-start a new period of growth and engagement for the platform. Frank Dunne talks to industry experts about the prospects for Twitter’s great sporting experiment.

The New Orleans Pelicans have sold approximately 3,000 season tickets since Tuesday evening after the team secured the right to sign Duke phenomenon Zion Williamson by landing the No.

Twitter’s former head of sports partnerships, Asia Pacific, Aneesh Madani has joined the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be its global head of digital partnerships.

Major League Baseball (MLB) and its Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) division are to lead sport’s uptake on Twitter’s new ‘Moments’ feature.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket competition has expanded its partnership with social networking site Twitter for its 2015 season.

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What does the launch of Facebook’s Sports Stadium service mean for the future of the sports media market? Kevin Roberts speaks to Dan Reed, head of sports partnerships at Facebook.

Video streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat offer a new and controversial way to view live sports content. Is this the start of another piracy battle, or should they be embraced to create new revenue streams? Matthew Hochberg reports.