SportBusiness Staff

Sports teams and rights-holders are today presented with a panoply of funding mechanisms to help raise money: issuing of mini-bonds, shares and other crowdfunding initiatives; financing against commercial rights; and insurance-backed loans are all competing against the high-street banks.

Dermot Ledwith speaks to Fernando Fariza at Atlético Madrid about the club’s recent move across the city to the Wanda Metropolitano.

After authorities finally gave the green light to the redevelopment of Roland-Garros - following years of false starts - SportBusiness International examines the plan to add breathing space to the cluttered venue.

A summary of UK viewing audiences in football, rugby, golf, tennis, horse racing, athletics, Formula 1, cricket, snooker, darts, boxing and cycling in 2017. Watching Brief Vol. 191

As campaigning begins on 5th December for regional elections in Catalonia that will shape Spain and affect the whole of Europe, Dominic Bliss looks at how independence for the region would impact on the Spanish sports economy. 


In this month's issue we cover the following: SPORTBUSINESS EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR – the 20 executives who have made the weather in 2017 PRO KABADDI LEAGUE – India’s under-the-radar success WOMEN’S

Liam Thompson, gaming and influencer executive with Havas Sports & Entertainment Cake, picks out the most interesting recent stories from the esports sector.

In his first column for SportBusiness International, the Chicago Bulls’ senior manager of business strategy & analytics and behavioural scientist, Kevin Brilliant, explains the psychology of queuing. 

Liam Thompson, gaming and influencer executive with brand agency Cake, picks out the most interesting recent stories from the esports sector.

The annual TVSM Global Report uses the data from TV Sports Markets Rights Tracker to put a figure on the global value of the sports media rights market

In this issue we cover the following: SEAN BRATCHES – Formula One’s new commercial chief speaks exclusively to SportBusiness International NEW M

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a hot topic over the last few years, with the media and film makers using provocative narratives and graphic imagery to capture consumers imaginations, and probe…

In this issue we cover the following: QATAR CRISIS – BeIN hits out at 'scaremongering' VIRTUAL REALITY – Is the much hyped technology finally ready to make a difference? SPORTS

From perfect strawberries to ultra-efficient queues, Dominic Bliss discovers why the All England Club is still the cream when it comes to entertaining thousands of tennis fans at Wimbledon each year.

The idea behind Virtual Reality (VR) is to convince the user they are somewhere else – like diving on a coral reef, sitting aboard a 12-metre racing yacht or standing beside the 18th hole at the US Open...

SportBusiness International reports on the NFLPA’s game-changing tie-up with Whoop and the implications for sport and the wearable technology sector.

Welcome to Sponsorship Works 2017, the 12th edition of the publication. This year’s Sponsorship Works brings you 21 case studies of best practice sports sponsorships from around the world.

As endemic and non-endemic brands rush into partnerships with esports properties, they need to ensure they don’t infringe publisher intellectual property rights. Reed Smith LLP counsel Christopher Hoffman and associate Michael Strauss explain the dangers.