beIN bags Champions League in seven country Southeast Asia rights deal

While its fate in France remains unclear, beIN Media Group has expanded its presence in Asia by picking up the rights to the UEFA Champions League. The Qatar-based beIN has acquired the rights to the Champions League, Europa League, Europa Conference League and UEFA Youth League in seven Asian countries: Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, […]

DAZN agrees eight-year AFC Champions League in Japan

DAZN has signed an eight-season rights deal with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the AFC Champions League in Japan. The deal will see DAZN broadcast coverage of the competition in Japan starting from the 2021 season, which will kick off on June 22. In addition to the AFC Champions League, the agreement also covers […]

Indonesian Mola to deploy Broadpeak CDN tech

Indonesian entertainment network Mola has deployed Broadpeak’s content delivery network and video streaming tech on its OTT platform. The company has deployed a comprehensive CDN solution from Broadpeak to optimise the delivery of ABR live sports streaming content, including English Premier League matches. The solution uses Broadpeak’s advanced CDN, BkM100 video delivery manager, and BkS400 […]

Asia Video Industry Association promotes Aaron Herps to GM of Coalition Against Piracy

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has announced the appointment of Aaron Herps as the general manager of its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP). Herps, who joined AVIA in 2019 as the operations manager for CAP, will be tasked with continuing to provide expert technical and forensic analysis of the shifting state of the piracy ecosystem […]

beIN renews MENA Champions League rights in three-year UEFA deal

beIN MEDIA GROUP has agreed a major rights deal with UEFA. The three-year rights extension will see beIN SPORTS continue to serve as the exclusive broadcaster of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League along with the new the UEFA Europa Conference League across the 24-country region of MENA through to 2023/24. The […]

Optus Sport picks up rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia

Optus Sport has acquired the rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia. The broadcaster described the event, which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, as “one of the biggest sporting events in Australia since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games”. The 32-nation tournament will kick off on July 20, 2023. Optus […]

Tokyo Olympics must go ahead says organising committee president

The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organising committee has ruled out  cancelling or postponing the games for a second time.  Calls for the games to be postponed have ramped up ahead of the scheduled start date of July 23. With host city Tokyo under a state of emergency until at least June 20, […]

Indonesian pay TV market set for growth thanks to DTH and IPTV

The Indonesian pay TV market is set to grow by more than US$130 million over the coming years. According to GlobalData, the market will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5%, increasing from US$497 million in 2020 to US$633 million in 2025.  The report notes that while cable TV subscriptions will decline at […]

ViacomCBS acquires A-League rights for Paramount+ in AUS$200 million deal

ViacomCBS has acquired rights to Australia’s top football league ahead of the rollout of Paramount+ in the country. As previously reported, the broadcaster has beaten out competition from Stan Sport and previous rights holder Foxtel to pick up the rights to A-League and Westfield W-League. Announcing a five-year deal with Australian Professional Leagues, the ‘ground-breaking’ […]

beIN Media announces Sony Pictures Television content deal for MENA

beIN Media has announced a multi-year content deal with Sony Pictures Television. Covering MENA and Turkey, the distribution deal will bring Sony Pictures Entertainment content to beIN subscribers in the region, including exclusive first and second window rights to movies and series.  Subscribers who have access to the beIN MOVIES and beIN SERIES channels will […]

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