The redevelopment of the French Open’s iconic Roland Garros tennis complex has attracted significant opposition. Elisha Chauhan spoke to FFT (French Tennis Federation) Director General Gilbert Ysern about ending a challenging tête-à-tête with environmental opposition.
The English Premier League looks set for another bumper increase when it sells its domestic broadcast rights next year. But what strategies are currently being discussed to try and replicate that kind of increase in the other big four European football leagues? Frank Dunne, Editor of TV Sports Markets, asked the decision-makers in Spanish, French, German and Dutch football at last month’s SPORTELMonaco.
This third annual survey of global sports media consumption by Perform, KantarSport and TV Sports Markets takes our research wider and deeper than before. Wider, because the number of territories covered has increased from 10 to 14, with the inclusion this year of important growth markets such as India, Indonesia, Japan and Turkey. Deeper, because we have asked questions designed to burrow down into new areas, such as consumers’ second-screen activities, that have not been properly examined until now.
This second annual survey of global sports media consumption by Perform, KantarSport and TV Sports Markets confirms many of the trends highlighted in the first report in 2011 and brings into even sharper focus some of the changes in consumer habits that anybody working in the sports media industry needs to be attuned to.
Flying in a helicopter over the Paul Ricard motor racing circuit, situated in the French village of Castellet between Marseille and Toulon, you really appreciate why motor sport is viewed as one of the most glamorous in the sports industry.
Could France’s new €68-million home of cycling be the springboard to fulfilling a Parisian Olympic dream? Owen Evans reports.
When it comes to groups of highly-paid professionals for which people have little sympathy, footballers are sure to be near the top of the list. Matt Wright believes French footballers could have avoided a super tax proposal if they were seen to be more socially responsible.