Frank Dunne

Uefa narrowly missed out on what was set to be one of its largest-ever sponsorships for the Champions League earlier this summer when a deal with the Crypto.com cryptocurrency company fell through at the last moment.

S Nation Media, the planned German streaming service owned by former DFL chief Christian Seifert and the Axel Springer publishing giant, has burst on to the scene this year, hoovering up rights to multiple sports properties in the country. SportBusiness talked to local broadcasters, streamers and rights-holders to assess the challenges and opportunities facing the new platform.
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FAW targets annual revenues of £30m by 2028, double current levels Sponsorship income currently ‘undervalued’ by £3m per year Ass
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Eleven, the media group owned by Aser Ventures, has said its content and technology deal with Fifa does not put it in competition for viewers with the governing body’s new streaming platform Fifa+. Frank Dunne speaks to Pedro Presa, group chief adviser for DTC and strategic projects.
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Unprecedented inventory gives Fifa strong bargaining position with brands in renewal talks Governing body seeking to at least double its sponsorship revenues post-2022
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Fifa, world football’s governing body, today (Tuesday) launched a free, ad-funded streaming service which will carry over 40,000 live international and club matches per year, all Fifa archive content a…

Growth in value of football rights in US still only ‘near the beginning’ International Champions Cup will ‘no longer play Santa Claus’ with ‘disproportionate’ rights fees Events a
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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.
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The common denominator in the major success stories for private equity investment in sport is ownership and control of the property, according to Michel Masquelier, the former chairman of IMG Media

Michel Masquelier, former chairman of IMG Media, talks exclusively to SportBusiness about the lessons learned from 35 years in the industry, the value of private equity investments in sport and why the increasingly sophisticated nature of the sports and entertainment industries is good news for agencies.
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In an exclusive video interview filmed at The Square, DAZN’s new production facility outside Milan, Veronica Diquattro, the media company's chief revenue officer Europe, talks to SportBusiness about the platform’s first season as the primary broadcaster of the Italian football league, Serie A, and its wider ambitions.
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Technical problems which blighted DAZN’s Serie A coverage earlier this season ‘now resolved’ Rights strategy to stay market-specific, despite global boxing and Women’s Champions League deals Betti
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