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Stan Chia on Vivid Seats becoming a public company, building its brand

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Stan Chia, Vivid Seats chief executive. Fisher and Russo also discuss NBC Sports’ record-setting rights renewal with the Premier League for the United States, the introduction of a dramatic series of 2022 purse and bonus increases at the PGA tour, further advances in the attempted reboot of the United States Football League, and the pending departure of Major League Soccer president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott.

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Over 400,000 German viewers of the first Der Klassiker of the 2021-22 season chose to watch the game using non-traditional feeds, innovations created thanks to the Bundesliga's 'glass-to-glass' strategy. Adam Nelson speaks to DFL stakeholders about how new broadcasting initiatives are helping to boost the league's engagement and revenues.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Carsten Koerl, Sportradar global chief executive. Fisher and Russo also discuss the demise of the split-season plan advocated by Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays, new funding rounds for non-fungible token (NFT) companies Autograph and Animoca Brands, historic investment into the Premier Hockey Federation, a large-scale betting pact between Fubo Gaming and two Texas-based pro soccer clubs, and a reimagined model of governance for US college sports.

The Last Dance and Drive to Survive raised the bar in sports documentary making. But as rights-holders from golf to tennis follow the path of F1 with behind-the-scenes series, SportBusiness asks filmmakers and broadcasters whether the so-called golden age of non-live sports production risks becoming a factory of formulaic TV.

Chris Wandell, PGA Tour's vice president of media business development, tells SportBusiness how the organization hopes its collaboration with Netflix will replicate the success of Formula 1’s Drive to Survive series on the platform.