Frank Dunne

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。

据认为,欧洲足球管理机构欧足联很快就会与香港电讯盈科有限公司就2020年欧洲杯在香港转播权达成协议。如果签约成功,那么这将意味着旧的合作伙伴关系重新得以延续: 此前,电讯盈科获得了2008年欧洲杯和2012年欧洲杯的转播权;但是2016年欧洲杯的转播权被MP & Silva公司竞标夺走。

上周,中国国家电视台中央电视台与苏宁集团签订许可转让协议,获得从2018-19至2020-21欧冠剩余赛事的转播权。

• League has brought in consultants Alvarez & Marsal to advise on OTT platform • New distribution strategy will be in place for the next rights cycle, from 2022-23 season • B

Few human endeavours, in any field, have required as much explanation as the Uefa Nations League

根据TV Sports Markets的研究,尽管IMG购买的意甲国际转播权在大多数市场有所升值,收入也比上轮销售周期MP & Silva与意甲签订的协议更加理想,但IMG似乎仍会入不敷出。