Jun 11, 2019 10:06
TOKYO: Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, Inc. Tuesday announced the launch of Rakuten Sports. This new live streaming and video on demand (VOD) sports entertainment platform provided by Rakuten will deliver sports content to a global audience.
Jun 06, 2019 18:06
LONDON: Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has penned a multi-year deal with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to become the "Global Innovation and Entertainment Partner" and "Global Presenting Partner" for the Davis Cup in 2019 and 2020.
Apr 25, 2019 17:04
BENGALURU: Senior officials of LaLiga title defender Barcelona and East Bengal FC met on Wednesday to explore the possibility of an association between the two clubs.
Jan 23, 2019 14:01
TOKYO: The Japanese government has named one of Spain’s most recognised sportspersons, Andre Iniesta as the new face of JNTO, the country’s premier tourism organisation. Agencia Efe reports that the footballer will star in a series of videos which aim to attract more visitors from Europe to visit Japan for two marquee events it is set to host – the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Olympic Games in 2020.
Jan 17, 2019 14:01
TOKYO: Japan’s largest e-commerce firm Rakuten Group has announced that it will be introducing the ‘smart stadiums’ concept involving completely cashless payments starting from the first home games of the 2019 season of its two owned teams, Tohoku Golden Eagles in Baseball and Vissel Kobe in football’s J-League. Kobe is where former Barcelona and Spanish superstar Andres Iniesta plays at present.
Jan 11, 2019 15:01
SAN FRANCISCO: NBA star and Golden State Warriors (GSW) captain Stephen Curry Wednesday announced a global, multi-year deal with Japan’s largest e-commerce firm, Rakuten.
Nov 16, 2018 18:11
LONDON: All the world's top stars with the exception of Spain's Rafael Nadal have declared support for a new men's team competition that was officially unveiled Thursday by the ATP and Tennis Australia. 
Nov 02, 2018 14:11
BARCELONA: La Liga champions FC Barcelona have come up with a unique way of fan engagement, teaming up with principal sponsor Rakuten Viber and social network giant Dugout to create an augmented reality feature that will radically transform their experience of visiting the Museum at Camp Nou, whereby they will be able to feel like a first team player on the day of his or her presentation.
Jun 26, 2018 16:06
MADRID: FC Barcelona are reportedly close to sealing a naming rights deal with the Laliga club's shirt sponsor Rakuten for their ‘Espai Barça’ Nou Camp regeneration project.  The development follows on from the Barcelona city council approving the club's stadium renovation plan in April. According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Rakuten "aspires to acquire the naming rights". 
Feb 27, 2018 14:02
LONDON: The ITF Monday announced plans for a 25-year, $3 billion partnership with investment group Kosmos, that will transform Davis Cup by BNP Paribas and generate substantial revenues for global tennis development.