Former England captain Nigel Melville was advised rugby union would never be popular in the United States. However, the USA Rugby Chief Executive told Rob Ridley that the growth curve is now starting to defy all expectations.
Andrea Radrizzani, co-founder of MP & Silva, has witnessed his company grow to become the number-one agency in sports media-rights distribution in the space of a decade. But now he has taken a more hands-off role within the company, and is looking further afield at strategic projects in the sports media space. He spoke to Matt Cutler.
Uefa has unveiled plans to develop a range of Champions League concept stores across the Middle East in the latest effort by European football’s governing body to boost the global reach of its continental club competition.
Pan-Nordic basic-tier and pay-television broadcaster SBS Discovery has warned that the proposed takeover of Norwegian pay-television broadcaster C More by commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 would create a “dominant player in the pay-television market.”
Michael van Praag, the president of the KNVB, football’s administrative body in the Netherlands, has confirmed he will challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the presidency of Fifa, the sport’s global governing body.