Asia-Pacific sports right market to grow to $17.7 bln in 2011

In the US, new satellite and online sports packages will boost sports rights fees. In EMEA, attendance declines and moderate pricing will dampen gate revenue growth. Asia Pacific will expand from $13.7 bln in 2006 to $17.7 bln in 2011, a 5.3% CAGR. In Latin America, sustained economic growth and the TV exposure of domestic and international teams will boost merchandising and sponsorship revenue. In Canada, the return of the NHL will expand the sponsorship and merchandising market, PriceWaterhouseCooper said.