The Future of Soccer in the US

Sports occupies a unique space in North American culture, simultaneously a central part of people’s lives and a detachable, transactional relationship between the sport and the individual consumer. This is at odds with how other regions in the world engage in sport. Whether it’s the one-sport fanaticism that you’ll find in India or Brazil or […]

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Project Big Picture: The Devil is in the Detail

The news that ‘Project Big Picture’ has been scrapped is undoubtedly music to the ears of anyone with the best interests of English football at heart. This shameful Premier League power-grab led by Liverpool and Manchester United highlighted the underhanded nature of the owners of those clubs. Aided and abetted by EFL chairman Rick Parry, […]

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Project Big Picture: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The news that English football may be in for the biggest shake-up since the launch of the Premier League has caused an inevitable meltdown across various platforms. ‘Project Big Picture’ proposes numerous changes to the sport in England, including a reduction from 20 to 18 teams in the Premier League. Other key points include: Scrapping […]

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No End in Sight to the Newcastle United Takeover Saga

Newcastle United fans could be forgiven for feeling sceptical about the latest development in the long-running takeover saga. Singaporean-backed firm Bellagraph Nova say they are still pursuing a deal for the club, despite there being more questions than answers regarding their set-up. One of the company’s co-founders, Evangeline Shen, told the BBC that her team […]

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Football & the Online Retail Challenge

Football clubs across the country are being urged to rethink their retail models to tackle the unique challenges they currently face. With games set to be played behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, club revenues are being severely impacted in a variety of ways. One issue comes in the form of replica shirt sales, […]

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Big Brands Get Behind Major Leagues

Three of the four major sports in North America have been able to breathe a collective sigh of relief after retaining the support of most of their advertisers. The return of the NBA, NHL and MLB was a step into the unknown after an enforced absence, leaving each organisation wary of what the future may […]

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La Liga Leading the Pack in Digital & Technology Innovations

La Liga’s business intelligence and analytics department has played a vital role in helping top-flight football in Spain remain at the forefront of the sport in Europe. President Javier Tebas made technological innovations a key component of his strategic plan for La Liga when he was first appointed back in 2013. The league has invested […]

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Motor Racing in the Midst of ‘Virtual’ Broadcast Boom

Motor racing fans are hugely passionate about the sport and the recent suspension of live action has done little to dampen their enthusiasm. With the 2020 Formula 1 season delayed until July 5, petrol heads could have been forgiven for turning their attentions to other activities. However, that hasn’t been the case, with Formula 1’s […]

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Serie A and beIN SPORTS Reach Agreement to End Blackout

Serie A has been forced to accept a huge reduction in its bumper three-year deal with Qatar-based broadcaster beIN SPORTS. The company recently suspended coverage across the territories in which it holds the broadcast rights due to the failure of Serie A bosses to tackle piracy effectively. beIN SPORTS has been impacted heavily by the […]

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Premier League Return: Broadcasters to Deliver Enhanced Coverage

The Premier League has confirmed that live matches will feature a wide range of broadcast enhancements when the 2019/20 season resumes this week. Live video feeds featuring 16 supporters from each club will be made available to broadcasters for use on big screens in stadia during matches. Clubs have also agreed to allow extra footage […]

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