Despite an anticipated 35-per-cent uplift in the value of its Champions League and Europa League commercial revenue from 2018-19 to 2020-21, two brands will pay less for their rights in the next cycle.
AB InBev’s activation spend on its official beer sponsorship of the upcoming Fifa World Cup in Russia will be the beer group’s biggest yet – commensurate with the importance of the event as a showcase of the Budweiser brand.
Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD Auto has become English Premier League club Arsenal’s Official Car and Bus Partner in a multi-year, global deal.
Asian insurance brand AIA Group is paying English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur a significant increase under the five-year extension of its main shirt deal from 2017-18 to 2021-22, Sports Sponsorship Insider has learned
Bids are due next week for global sponsorship rights to the club and national team competitions run by the Asian Football Confederation for the eight years from 2021 to 2028. The rights are being tendered together with the media rights but can be acquired separately.