The upper echelons of European football have continued to achieve strong revenue growth over the last few years, seemingly unaffected by the challenges faced by the wider economy. Deloitte’s Sports Business Group examines the financial performance and characteristics of Europe’s top leagues. By Austin Houlihan and Andy Shaffer, with extracts from the Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance 2015.
Football has embraced social media in a huge way, but will its focus on digital technology undermine grassroots participation? Frank Dunne asks if the game is in danger of eating itself and looks at what Uefa is doing to prevent this.
LaLiga, the governing body of the top two divisions of Spanish football, has announced today (Friday) that the Central Court of Administrative Litigation has “completely dismissed” an appeal filed by …
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has been ordered to pay compensation to Mediapro after a court ruled that it unlawfully excluded the agency from the process of awarding the domestic and international…
The Drone Racing League has experienced a run of new business activity and audience development by leaning squarely into emerging trends such as legal sports wagering, 5G and blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, the metaverse, and STEM education. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.
The European Tour group examined a range of private equity proposals before opting to enter into a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour, according to deputy CEO Guy Kinnings. SportBusiness speaks to him about the organisation's latest set of accounts which show the financial impact of the deal.
In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Ken Solomon, Tennis Channel president. Fisher and Russo also discuss The New York Times Company’s $550m (€486.9m) deal to acquire sports media outlet of The Athletic, Fanatics’ market-shifting, $500m purchase of the sports and entertainment assets of The Topps Co., and the National Football League’s deliberations around the forthcoming Super Bowl LVI in California amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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