Frank Dunne

Media rights increases for the Uefa Champions League in the UK, US and France have vindicated Team Marketing's decision to start its sales process early in these markets. But the agency won't be getting carried away just yet, writes Frank Dunne.

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.

Market research conducted in 2014 showed that success on the field was not translating into awareness off it for La Liga side Sevilla FC. Frank Dunne looks at how the club has subsequently addressed this, doubling commercial revenues to €18m.

The suspension of Endeavor's initial public offering for the second time in two months raises important questions for sports media and marketing. Frank Dunne examines these questions.

With a former Infront executive under investigation for defrauding sponsors of the German Football Association, Frank Dunne explains how the scandal has affected both the agency and the already-embattled DFB, and how brands can ensure they're getting what they pay for from their partnerships.

The search to replace Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore, who announced his resignation over a year ago, has proved arduous. Frank Dunne looks at the issues surrounding media-rights growth and the challenges Scudamore's succesor should expect.

With Endeavor and Wanda Sports both preparing for IPOs, Frank Dunne looks at how the media rights strategies of their respective buying arms, the IMG and Infront agencies, fit into the two groups’ portfolios and explains why potential investors would be advised to look carefully at the small print around some key football deals.

Fifa and Uefa have both unveiled strategies for the long-term development of women's football. Frank Dunne examines what it would take to put female competitions on an equal footing with their male equivalents.

The new EU Copyright Directive is one of the most controversial pieces of European legislation ever passed, pitting content creators like record companies, film studios and sports rights-holders against social media platforms and free-speech campaigners. Its final wording appears to have left both sides unhappy. And many experts say it will change very little for sport and direct no new revenues towards the industry.

国际乒乓球联合会将舍弃多张短期商业版权协议,转而寻求签订长期战略伙伴关系,因为该管理机构希望,到2024年,其商业权利收入至少能翻番。

国际乒联表明有意向寻找新的商业合作伙伴。

今年,亚足联希望从2021-2024赛季在中东和北非的媒体转播权当中增加收入,但由于地区性竞争不温不火,该愿景恐怕难以实现。但因为中国政府决定申办2023年亚洲杯足球赛,当前赛季亚足联在中国的转播权的价值有望提高。