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English Premier League Broadcast Rights in China: Sina and Tencent both in for 2015/16 Season (update1)

On July 10, Sina, the previous exclusive digital broadcast rights owner of the English Premier League, and Tencent, owner of NBA's exclusive digital broadcast rights for the next five years, both announced bagging digital broadcast rights of the EPL for 2015/16 season.

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Going Italian! Could Wang Jianlin Be Seeking a Stake in AS Roma?

Dalian Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin is no stranger to making the headlines in Chinese and foreign media circles, and this time it has been no different.

In September, China's richest man announced the launch of the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis complex in the eastern province of Shandong with a bevy of well-known Chinese and international film stars such Huang Xiaoming and Leonardo Di Caprio on hand.

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Carson Yeung’s Legal Troubles Are a Big Problem for Birmingham City’s Future

Birmingham City FC may not be a well-known team for most people in China, but most should know the name Carson Yeung(楊家誠). The Hong Kong businessman has been in the headlines for the past few years as he attempted to purchase the Midlands club back in 2007 followed by his successful acquisition in 2009. The former barber became another name in the slew of foreigners who have bought into English football clubs. Now, Yeung is back in the news for reasons not dealing with football.

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EPL’s back for free in China (Update3)

The company so far has snatched deals with Guangdong TV, Jilin TV, Zhengzhou TV and SMG Shanghai, meaning that EPL will be back for free in Guangdong, Jilin, Henan Provinces and Shanghai. It appears WinTV is currently in talks with several other channels including Beijing TV. Guangdong, Jilin and Zhengzhou will air one game a week while Shanghai to broadcast four matches. Earlier this month, China Youth Media announced that they'll broadcast this season's EPL to China's 30 million plus colleage students via Kooboo, a video-sharing website, as part of a licensing agreement between them and WinTV.

The company so far has snatched deals with Guangdong TV, Jilin TV, Zhengzhou TV and SMG Shanghai, meaning that EPL will be back for free in Guangdong, Jilin, Henan Provinces and Shanghai. It appears WinTV is currently in talks with several other channels including Beijing TV. Guangdong, Jilin and Zhengzhou will air one game a week while Shanghai to broadcast four matches. Earlier this month, China Youth Media announced that they'll broadcast this season's EPL to China's 30 million plus colleage students via Kooboo, a video-sharing website, as part of a licensing agreement between them and WinTV.

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Zheng Zhi to The EPL?

According to Gao Qi, Zheng's agent, the out-of-contract Chinese midfielder is to move to a Premiership club, with details of a new contract to be worked out by the end of June.

"My contract with Charlton has already finished, and I should move to another club next season. Hope that I can get back to the Premier League as it's more competitive and enthralling," Zheng is quoted as saying by Titan Sports. "I feel excited when I walk into the Stadium when in the Premiership, which is something that League Championship can't deliver."

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Liverpool FC to Visit Hong Kong in July

Ian Ayre, commercial director of Liverpool FC and a candidate of the club’s next chief executive, told media recently about their Asian tour plan. “If you are going to build a business overseas a key part is to allow people to touch and feel the product on a regular basis,” said Mr.Ayre. The Reds’ Asian tour has been set between July 17 to 26, and will visit Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok, with opponents yet to be announced. 

Too bad that they won’t play in the Mainland. But worry not, four EPL teams – Man Utd, Chelsea, Hull City and West Ham United – will come to play for the capital city’s International Football Festival, which will be peaked by an Italian Super Cup match on August 8. Everything sounds so good right now for this football festival, it’s just there’s not many people playing the game.

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Beijing to Stage International Football Festival This Summer

Good news for football fans in Beijing! The capital city will stage an International Football Festival this summer, with a number of big team names included, according to Beijing Municipal Football Administrative Center.

China Sports Review previously told you that the Italian Super Cup will be played in Beijing on August 8th, China's first ever National Fitness Day. Before that, Manchester United, the world champion club, will come to play Beijing Guo'an in July as part of the club's Asian tour, with date still undecided. It's reported that Man Utd will also travel to Shandong Province for a friendly with Shandong Luneng, the CSL defending champion.

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Chinese to Enjoy English Premier League for Free? (Update)

That might be possible from 2010. According to a latest Bloomberg article, some non-media companies may bid for the next 3-year Chinese television broadcasting rights to EPL after the contract runs out with WinTV, a pay-per-view channel run by state-owned Guangdong Provincial Television. And where to watch next? CCTV. Below are some excerpts...

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