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Business 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Astro pays higher price for exclusive football league rights

KUALA LUMPUR: Astro All Asia Networks plc has to pay a higher price than anticipated for a new three-year agreement with FA Premier League for the exclusive rights to broadcast Barclays Premier League (BPL)matches in Malaysia, said its Chief Operating Officer Henry Tan.

Business 25 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Tycoon may be planning IPO of football club Cardiff City

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian billionaire Tan Sri Vincent Tan is exploring an intial public offering (IPO) of UK football team Cardiff City for as early as this year, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in a deal that would follow the team’s recent promotion to the Premier League.

Business 03 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

The big bucks around football

A VERY expensive bidding war for rights to broadcast the Barclays Premier League (BPL) in Malaysia is poised to have a big impact on the local pay-TV market. The fight, very likely involving Astro, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and ESPN STAR Sports, also highlights how UK-based Football Association Premier League (FAPL) is seeking to milk the most out of the situation.

Business 24 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sky, BT may need to dish out US$8bil for English soccer rights

LONDON: Sky Plc and BT Group Plc will need to shell out billions of pounds to keep broadcasting English soccer as competition from new entrants will help push rights prices to a record in an auction concluding next month, Ampere Analysis predicts.

Business 24 May 2013 | 2:35 PM

Malaysia tycoon Vincent Tan plans IPO of football club Cardiff City

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan is exploring an IPO of U.K football team Cardiff City as early as this year, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in a deal that would follow the team's recent promotion to the Premier League.

Business 13 Aug 2013 | 7:55 AM

News Corp Buys Online Football Rights In Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia

News Corp has secured rights to show online digital clips for English Premier League football and other leagues in Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia, coinciding with the launch of new Internet and mobile products later this week.

Business 02 Sep 2014 | 8:36 AM

Reports: Diarra transfer from Moscow to QPR collapses

France midfielder Lassana Diarra's transfer to Queens Park Rangers from Lokomotiv Moscow collapsed on Monday, 48 hours after the Premier League club's manager Harry Redknapp said he had agreed to the move.

Business 15 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

MAS unveils QPR deal

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has informed Bursa Malaysia that it had announced a deal with UK's Queens Park Rangers Football Club (QPR) on Monday to sponsor the jerseys of the club's players during its home matches in the Barclays Premier League (BPL) for the seasons 2011/2012 and 2012/2013. However, the cost of sponsorship was not disclosed.

Business 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Astro wins football league broadcast rights

KUALA LUMPUR: Astro All Asia Networks plc has won the bid for the rights to broadcast the Barclays Premier League (BPL) for the next three seasons for about RM800mil, sources told i>StarBiz/i>.

Business 13 Jul 2013 | 7:07 AM

Jaguars Owner Khan Takes Over From Al Fayed At Fulham

LONDON: Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise, has bought English Premier League Fulham from Mohamed Al Fayed.