The formation of Harris Blitzer Sport and Entertainment last year brought the sports assets of American billionaires Joshua Harris and David Blitzer together into one holding company. Chief executive Scott O’Neil, president Hugh Weber and the Sixers’ president of business operations Chris Heck spoke to Ben Cronin about the company's aspirations the day after the NBA London game.
The SportBusiness Executive of the Year Award celebrates the 20 business executives who have achieved the most impressive results for their firms and set new benchmarks in the international sports industry over the course of the previous 12 months. The judging panel is made up of specialists in media-rights, digital and social media and sponsorship.
An increasing number of sports stadia are installing wireless charging in hospitality suites and communal areas to cater for the latest generation of mobile phones. Ben Cronin asks Dan Bladen, chief executive of wireless charging company Chargifi, about the technology.
In the first part of a series on frictionless stadium technology, Ben Cronin examines how Bath Rugby has invested in a piece of white label software that allows fans to pre-order half-time drinks and snacks.
In a wide-ranging interview with SportBusiness International's Ben Cronin, Sean Bratches, Formula One's managing director of commercial operations, outlines the sport's ambitious plans, from esports to OTT and sponsorship.
On the eve of the Singapore Grand Prix, the Sports Matters Asia conference in the city state provided a forum to discuss the opportunities for sport in Asia. Ben Cronin reports on the major talking points.
The NFL's OTT platform, which allows fans to watch every single game live or on-demand, has been relaunched following a partnership between the league, Bruin Sports Capital and WPP. Ben Cronin finds out more about the overhauled service.
Edgbaston became the first English county cricket ground to host a day/night Test match last week when England played the West Indies. Ben Cronin spoke to Warwickshire County Cricket Club's chief executive Neil Snowball to find out if the new format had been of commercial benefit to the county.
Sport is resting on its laurels if it thinks that brands will simply continue to sign up for expensive rights deals argues Misha Sher, VP Entertainment and Sports at MediaCom Worldwide. He asks whether the industry's existing business model is good enough for the digital age.
Sir Craig Reedie | ‘If you’re talking about having a problem, you started with the biggest country in the world’
Nearly a year on from the Rio Olympics and the height of the Russian doping scandal, Ben Cronin speaks to the Wada chief about the challenges sport faces in winning back public trust.