This definitive guide analyses the commercial distribution of pay-TV across 17 Asia Pacific markets. The study was conducted as an interactive online survey on a consumer panel of respondents aged 15 and above across all states and territories in Australia. Stringent data collection methods and extensive fieldwork ensured robust and representative data samples.
It is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. NBA players are the world's best paid athletes by average annual salary per player.
The Premier League is a corporation in which the member clubs act as shareholders. Seasons run from August to May with each team playing 38 matches playing each other home and away. Most games are played on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The Premier League has featured 47 English and two Welsh clubs since its inception, making it a cross-border league. The Asian Cup was held once every four years from the edition in Hong Kong until the tournament in China.
However, since the Summer Olympic Games and the European Football Championship were also scheduled in the same year as the Asian Cup, the AFC decided to move their championship to a less crowded cycle. After , the tournament was next held in when it was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in , except in and when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the tournament in Russia.
The current format of the competition involves a qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, to determine which teams qualify for the tournament phase, which is often called the World Cup Finals.
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