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SportBusiness Review March 2020

Worldview

Time for sport to show it really cares about China

NFL begins a new decade with the wind at its back

Saracens, Man City cases show the need to balance sustainability and ambition

The Big Interview

DAZN CEO Simon Denyer reflects on the company’s first years of operation and the challenges it faces

Focus: OTT

How the NFL Game Pass uses data to conquer fans around the world

Navigating the payments minefield crucial for Asian OTT

Mushrooming American OTT market struggles under the sheer weight of choice

Focus: Talent Representation

Agents circle the wagons as Fifa moves to curb ‘excesses’

Jorge Mendes interview: agents ‘an essential part of market dynamics’

Esports

Google hoping an exclusive esports splash will take YouTube Gaming to the next level

As Counter-Strike tournament operators go head-to-head, a bigger battle is brewing

‘We will not accept putting our content behind a paywall’ | Jamie Lewin, Riot Games

Ticketing

Super Bowl LIV sees historic ticket demand fuelled in part by On Location Experiences

Events

Legacy to the fore as Glasgow delivers on the big stage

Fan Experience

NBA Experience at Disney World ploughs bold new ground for fan development

Business Development

Atlético Madrid uses CPL investment to expand the club’s brand in North America

Ex-Mavericks CRO brings new vision as Major League Rugby commissioner

Former Fifa and AFC executive Johnson bullish as he starts FFA tenure

World Snooker Tour looks to global future with rebrand

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