Badminton

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced that China will host this season’s BWF World Tour Finals but two other events due to take place in the country have been cancelled.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the cancellation of events in Hong Kong and Macau

The Badminton World Federation has unveiled the calendars for its major tournaments in 2023 and 2024, with the Malaysia Open and the India Open appointed as the first two tournaments each year

Mastercard has announced endorsement agreements with a quartet of Indian badminton players

Pay-television broadcaster Eurosport India has secured rights for the inaugural Grand Prix Badminton League (GPBL). The Warner Bros

The Badminton World Federation is adding four new stops to its annual World Tour and upgrading several tournaments in a shake-up for the period from 2023 to 2026

Badminton World Federation president Poul-Erik Høyer has hailed the international federation’s return to financial health after it posted a $19.7m (€18.7m) profit for the 2021 calendar year.

Chinese streaming service Youku is reported to have acquired media rights to Badminton World Federation events as part of a five-year deal with the international federation

The Badminton World Federation has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with Southeast Asian gambling brand M88 Mansion until the end of the 2024 season

The Spanish city of Madrid has stepped in at short notice to host the 2022 European Badminton Championships from April 25-30

Pan-regional Asia-Pacific sports broadcaster SPOTV has agreed distribution deals in Indonesia with media group MNC and telco Telkom Indonesia

Sports broadcaster SPOTV has acquired Badminton World Federation media rights in 12 Asia-Pacific markets in a five-year deal, from 2022 to 2026, brokered by the Infront agency

Pan-regional sports broadcaster SPOTV has secured Badminton World Federation rights in several territories in Southeast Asia in a multi-year deal

The Badminton World Federation plans to run more back-to-back tournaments in certain countries and regions in 2022 in an effort to address expected ongoing disruption from pandemic-related travel restrictions

TV2 Denmark, the government-owned subscription and free-to-air broadcaster, has extended its media rights agreement with the Badminton World Federation in a deal running from 2022 to 2025

The Badminton World Federation has announced a one-year extension with HSBC, its Principal Global Partner and title sponsor of the BWF World Tour

French oil and gas company TotalEnergies will continue to serve as the title sponsor of major events organised by the Badminton World Federation as part of an extended deal brokered by the Infront agency