Cricket - 15 Jan 2021
The exclusive sale of broadcast rights is vital to the business of the South Africa Rugby Union, chief executive Jurie Roux has insisted, adding he is “yet to see an example in the world” where non-exclusivity works financially.
Soccer - 15 Jan 2021 - Clubs & teams
The Chinese Football Association, soccer’s domestic governing body, has announced a total of 58 clubs from its domestic leagues have applied to change their name after being ordered to drop all corporate references from their monikers.
Business - 15 Jan 2021 - Agency
Carlo Pozzali, one of the founders of the now defunct MP & Silva agency, has invested in Entourage Sports & Entertainment, the sports marketing agency, and joined its board of directors, it was announced today.
Weightlifting - 15 Jan 2021 - Federations & NOCs
Ursula Papandrea, the former acting president of the International Weightlifting Federation, has entered the race to become the next permanent head of the governing body, vowing to root out the “toxic culture” in the running of the sport.
Tennis - 15 Jan 2021 - Media rights
Servus TV, the Austria-based free-to-air channel owned by energy drink giant Red Bull, has acquired rights in Germany to the 2021 ATP Cup, the men’s national teams tennis tournament, taking place in Australia next month.
Soccer - 14 Jan 2021 - Media rights
Megogo, the Eastern European streaming service, has secured exclusive rights in Ukraine to European soccer’s club competitions for the next three-year cycle.
Motor racing - 14 Jan 2021 - Events
There is fresh uncertainty over the future of Brazil’s Formula 1 round after a judge in the country placed a temporary suspension on the contract for the grand prix in Sao Paulo.
Field hockey - 14 Jan 2021 - Sponsorship
Vitality, the UK health and life insurance company, has today announced a wide-ranging three-year deal with national governing bodies England Hockey and Great Britain Hockey.
Mixed martial arts - 14 Jan 2021 - Internet
Abu Dhabi Media, the Middle East media and entertainment organisation, has entered into a strategic partnership with Starzplay, the subscription video on-demand service, to live-stream events from mixed martial arts’ UFC across the MENA region.
13 Jan 2021
Engine Shop, the US marketing agency owned by international media, sports, marketing and lifestyle investment firm Bruin Sports Capital, has moved Chris Handy from chief operating officer (and president) to chief executive.