Covid-19 disrupted 23 Capital’s business more than most other football financiers, nixing the sale of a majority stake in the company. Now, co-founder Jason Traub is looking to press ahead after a tough year at the office. Callum McCarthy reports.
The Portuguese Primeira Liga is one of only two European football leagues that hasn't centralised its media rights. A government-backed plan to change that is in motion, but will Portugal's big three play along?
The Premier League usually auctions its domestic media rights halfway through its three-season cycle, but Covid has uprooted its plans. Callum McCarthy examines the likely bidders and the league's hopes for an uplift in the value of the rights.
Following his successes streaming sim-racing during lockdown, McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris felt compelled to set up an esports team. But a conversation with gaming content company, Veloce Esports, persuaded him to set up a content collective instead. Callum McCarthy reports.
ESL co-founders Ralf Reichert and Alexander Müller found success by bringing their love of football and American sports leagues to esports, laying the foundation for careers that have spanned three decades.
Luxury brands and streaming platforms are desperate to tap into more of League of Legends' 100m-plus player base, but making them accessible is a challenge even for the game's publisher, Riot. Callum McCarthy reports.
Saul 'Canelo' Álvarez has departed his deal with Golden Boy Promotions, tearing up his 10-fight deal with DAZN in the process after only two events. Callum McCarthy explores how the boxer made himself a free agent.
The £14.95 price point of pay-per-view Premier League matches led to dismay from fans and sports industry executives alike, as the Premier League, Sky and BT scrambled to protect the value of pay-television. Callum McCarthy reports.
Fears of overcrowding in pubs and on public transport has moved the UK government to postpone spectator trials after Covid-19 cases rose sharply in the country, but rights holders and clubs feel sport has been unfairly singled out. Callum McCarthy reports.
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