Mixed martial arts - 24 Feb 2021 - Media rights
Migu, a subsidiary of state-owned China Mobile Communications, has struck a wide-ranging partnership with mixed martial arts’ UFC to broadcast all events live and collaborate on projects to grow the promotion’s profile in the country.
Action sports - 24 Feb 2021 - Events
Thrill One Sports and Entertainment, the independent action sports operator and media company, has begun the search for destinations and venues interested in hosting the Nitro World Games, its annual extreme sports event, in 2022 and 2023.
Tennis - 24 Feb 2021 - Directory
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, organiser of the prestigious Wimbledon Championships, has today promoted Alexandra Willis to communications and marketing director.
Soccer - 23 Feb 2021
Uefa, European soccer’s governing body, is welcoming offers for the sixth and final package of standalone Uefa Women’s Football sponsorship rights, with a deadline of 1 March.
Motor racing - 23 Feb 2021 - Events
Human rights activists have written to seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton urging the Briton to speak out against the motor racing series staging an event in Saudi Arabia later this year.
Basketball - 23 Feb 2021 - Television
CCTV, the Chinese state broadcaster, is set to resume its coverage of North American basketball’s NBA from next month, it has been reported.
Soccer - 23 Feb 2021 - Media rights
TIM, the Italian telecoms operator, has confirmed it will offer subscribers live streaming of matches from Serie A in the next domestic rights cycle if DAZN, the OTT subscription platform, is successful with its bid for the main package.
Business - 23 Feb 2021 - Media
Mailman, the Shanghai-based sports consultancy firm, has appointed Duncan Pointer as managing director of its APEC (Asia-Pacific Excluding China) division.
Soccer - 22 Feb 2021 - Clubs & teams
Ajax, the Dutch soccer giants, want to break the collective sales agreement in the Eredivisie and market their international rights themselves, and are willing to distribute domestic media revenues more fairly to make that happen.
Soccer - 22 Feb 2021 - Sponsorship
Qatar Airways has stepped up its sponsorship of international soccer with the Middle East country's national carrier becoming the official airline for this year’s European Championships.