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Gaudenzi: “Linear programming wasn’t a good fit for tennis”

In the latest video interview from SportBusiness, ATP chairman, Andrea Gaudenzi, speaks to Europe editor Ben Cronin about plans to resume the international tennis tour in August and his vision to centralise…

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In this week's episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Patrick Keane, chief executive of the Action Network, which just completed a major deal in which it will be acquired by Danish sports betting media group Better Collective. Eric and Chris also discuss Verizon’s deal to sell its digital media assets to Apollo Global Management, Genius Sports’ furious run of dealmaking that includes a $200m agreement to acquire data tracking and visualization company Second Spectrum, new Covid-19 protocols in New York state that allow normal seating at outdoor stadiums for vaccinated fans, and recent turmoil surrounding the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers.

Facing rising pressures both financially and from distributors, Sinclair Broadcast Group is accelerating its efforts to introduce a direct-to-consumer offering early next year for its regional sports content. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.

Sports media industry leaders shared their insights on their own businesses and broader trends at the recent APOS 2021, the Asia-Pacific media industry summit.

In this week's episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Rachel Jacobson, Drone Racing League president. Eric and Chris also discuss discuss the National Hockey League’s new, seven-year domestic rights agreement with Turner Sports, a new content and sponsorship agreement between Meadowlark Media and DraftKings, and the pending domestic rights renewals for England’s Premier League.