In this week's China sports industry round-up: AFC tenders commercial rights; China sends record numbers to Winter Olympics; and Alibaba starts activating Olympic sponsorship
In this week's US sports industry round-up: NBA wants legalized sports gambling; Fox favourites for Thursday Night Football; and all still to play for in US Soccer presidential race
With technology that can now identify suspicious activity, and the potential for increased viewing figures and greater fan engagement, supporters of sports betting in the US believe they may soon be able to overturn prohibitive legislation that dates back 25 years. SportBusiness International finds out more.
China Digest | Hisense joins Fifa line-up; Blow for Zhang; Suning closes in on Bundesliga; LatAM interest for investors
CHINA DIGEST | NHL makes its play; Bayern opens Shenzhen facility; first live broadcast for WrestleMania
Is it ever okay for teams to troll their rivals on social media? Richard Clarke reports.
China will from next month become the host of a new ice hockey team in the Kontinental Hockey League. Mark Dreyer looks at how this fits into the country’s ambitions for the sport.
In just under a year’s time, ice hockey will stage a World Cup again for the first time in 12 years. The World Cup of Hockey will take place in Toronto, Canada, between September 17 and October 1.
We ask John Collins, chief operating officer of the National Hockey League, why he turned to a rival to help revamp the digital media output of his sport.
January’s NHL (National Hockey League) All-Star game saw GoPro enter its first partnership with a mainstream sports property. Matthew Hochberg asked the mountable camera giant why now is the right time, and which other properties it has spoken to about similar agreements.