Asia-Pacific

Nib Health Funds has agreed a deal with the Newcastle Knights and Newcastle Jets to extend its dual sponsorship of the two clubs for the next 12 months.

Chinese football’s Super League is aiming to earn $25m (€19.25m) per year from a new title sponsorship deal beginning in 2014, a 150-per-cent increase on the current deal with real estate company Dalian Wanda.

Chery Automobile has agreed a deal with the Badminton World Federation to become an official partner of the world governing body for a number of major tournaments.

ESPN Star Sports signs multi-year agreement with Bharti Airtel, Airtel Digital TVto distribute its six primary channel in India. 

Sony Six has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights to Uefa Euro 2016 across the Indian subcontinent.

TVB has acquired the free-to-air and pay-television rights to broadcast the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Hong Kong.

Business conglomerate Sahara has announced that it will not renew its main sponsorship of the India national cricket team at the end of this year after launching a stinging attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Australian commercial broadcaster Ten Network is in talks to renegotiate a rights deal for the National Basketball League, the sport’s top division in Australia.

The Asian Paralympic Committee has struck a deal with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union to help enhance the television coverage of Asian Paralympic events.

DHL has agreed a deal with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) to become the naming rights partner for the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour to Australia.

It has been revealed today that International Amateur Boxing Federation head CK Wu will officially announce his candidacy for International Olympic Committee (IOC) president.

The Indian government is planning to pass legislation that will enforce a heavy penalty for match-fixing, following the Indian Premier League (IPL)’s recent spot-fixing cricket scandal.

The proposed sponsorship deal between bookmaker Tom Waterhouse and the National Rugby League (NRL) is believed to have collapsed, according to Australian media reports.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has appointed former international footballers Mehdi Mahdavikia and Bai Lili as its first grassroots ambassadors in Asia.

Carlton & United Breweries has opted to return to one-day international cricket sponsorship after agreeing a deal with Cricket Australia to become the naming rights sponsor of ODI games in Australia.

The Commonwealth Bank has extended its sponsorship of the Australian cricket team's Test matches in a four-year deal.

Automotive company Mahindra Two Wheelers has agreed a sponsorship deal with the Rajasthan Royals IPL cricket team for the remainder of the 2013 campaign.