Pay Tv Giant, SuperSport, on Thursday announced the cancellation of a multi-million shilling deal with the Kenyan Premier League Limited that had given then exclusive broadcast rights of the Kenyan top tier football league. Here are other top Sports Business News from around the world …
GlideSlope becomes CSM’s latest North American acquisition
CSM Sport & Entertainment, a division of marketing services group Chime Communications, has made its latest move in the North American market by acquiring management advisory firm GlideSlope.
Australia, South Africa weigh up options as Sanzaar cuts Super Rugby franchises
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and South African Rugby are considering their options after Sanzaar confirmed that the Super Rugby club competition will be cut from 18 to 15 franchises for its 2018 season.
SportAccord returns to GAISF moniker as reforms approved
SportAccord, the umbrella group of more than 90 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations, has today (Friday) approved constitutional changes that will see it return to its former designation and introduce a new means of electing its president.
Malaysia to make early exit from Formula One
Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit (SIC) will host its final Formula One race this year after an agreement was reached to end its contract early.
South American nations to co-host inaugural Fiba AmeriCup
The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has announced that Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay will host the new AmeriCup national team tournament, which debuts later this year.
City Football Group marches into South America with double deal
City Football Group (CFG), the parent company of English Premier League football club Manchester City, has confirmed that it has acquired Uruguayan Segunda Division outfit Club Atletico Torque, while it has also announced a partnership with Venezuelan Primera Division team Atletico Venezuela.
Ceferin says Uefa won’t bow to blackmail as reforms approved
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has pledged that European football’s governing body will not bow to “blackmail” from stakeholders over its plans for the sport on the continent, as a major reform package was on Wednesday rubber-stamped.
Amazon lands Thursday Night Football rights
E-commerce and media company Amazon has acquired live streaming rights to the NFL American football league’s Thursday Night Football franchise, according to multiple reports.
NFL engages IMG to enhance brand presence in Europe and Asia
The NFL American football league has signed a multi-year deal with the IMG agency as its exclusive licensing representative across select markets in Europe and Asia.
NHL closes door on Pyeongchang 2018 participation
North American ice hockey league the NHL has confirmed it will not participate in the 2018 winter Olympic Games, stating no “meaningful dialogue” has materialised to convince it of the benefits of disrupting its season so its stars can compete in Pyeongchang.
Bilbao, Newcastle to host European rugby showpieces
European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has announced that the Spanish city of Bilbao will host its showpiece Champions Cup, Challenge Cup and Continental Shield finals in 2018, while Newcastle in England will stage the events in 2019.
McIlroy heads into Masters with Nike extension
Golf’s world No.2, Rory McIlroy, has agreed a long-term extension to his partnership with US sportswear giant Nike.