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SportBusiness gathered a panel of experts at the All That Matters Online 2020 conference to discuss the challenges being faced in the sports media rights sector.

Gregg Oldfield, chief executive of Engage Media Partners, explains why changes in content production and delivery accelerated under Covid-19 are here to stay and how the scope for creativity has increased.

Covid-19 may have proved too much for 23 Capital, but business is booming for other lenders in the football finance sector.

Kevin Roberts speaks to Christopher Carroll, the IOC's director of digital engagement and marketing, about how the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has challenged the IOC to raise its games and accelerate its digital engagement and marketing programme.

Welcome to the 2020 SportBusiness Postgraduate Rankings.

The Indian Premier League's opening match this year drew a viewership of 200m on television on digital platforms, a BCCI official has said, quoting figures from India's official audience research bureau…

Former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali is to take over as chief executive of the Formula 1 motor racing series next year, according to media reports. Motorsport news website Racefans

The Global Esports Federation has added the World Karate Federation, the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM), and the International Canoe Federation as members

Esports organisation Riot Games has signed up premium car brand Mercedes-Benz as the latest sponsor for its League of Legends series

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Matthew Glendinning, editor of SportBusiness Sponsorship, asks whether the hundreds of millions of euros required to lure wantaway superstar Lionel Messi from Barcelona can be justified from a commercial or brand equity point of view for the buying club.

SportBusiness' US Editor explores the major industry impact of Oak View Group's Tim Leiweke

SportBusiness speaks to Professional Fighters League chief executive and board member Peter Murray about what attracted investors to the promotion while outlining its media, sponsorship and hosting strategy.

Roger Duthie, independent senior advisor at Leverage Marketing Advisors and former head of global sponsorship at Emirates, describes how sponsorship exposure has been strong during sport's return and why it's time for a focus to be placed on the safe return of fans to stadiums

Leena Singarajah, executive vice-president at sports strategy consultancy StratGy, says the pandemic is a good opportunity to consider whether athletes, national federations, and others lower down the sports industry food chain are getting a fair share of revenues

Dr Kevin Tallec Marston, academic coordinator, research fellow and academic project manager for the Fifa Master at the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES), discusses the challenges and potential opportunities that are facing the sport management education sector, and academia more widely, as the world recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

This year, the Sport Integrity Global Alliance launched the SIGA University Network (SUN), an initiative that connects over 20 educational institutes from 14 different countries worldwide to help to build…

With the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) just over a year away, the team behind the event are working to achieve central objectives of transcending the traditional audience for the sport. Matthew Williams talks to RLWC2021 chief executive Jon Dutton about how he plans to make the most of the opportunity.

Evidence suggests record viewership for closed-door Uefa Champions and Europa League fixtures won't prevent broadcasters from demanding rebates for lost fixtures. Callum McCarthy examines how the governing body might approach negotiations.

Simon Chadwick, director of Eurasian Sport at emlyon Business School France/China, outlines the pressures being felt in the sports industry as political tensions ratchet up between China, the West and others.

Three leading brands from The Olympic Partner Programme have described the challenges they have faced as a consequence of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and how they have adapted their activation plans. Ben Cronin reports.

In the face of severe fiscal losses after the coronavirus pandemic, SportBusiness asked sports industry insiders what they think the prospects are for rights-holders, and what must be done to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis stronger than before.

The slow-moving, divided nature of top-level professional boxing has left the sport’s highest echelons more vulnerable to the Covid-19 shutdown. Tyson vs. Jones Jr. proves that a little flexibility can go a long way. Callum McCarthy reports.

Last week SportBusiness invited a group of senior black and ethic minority executives to take part in a webinar exploring how sports organisations can increase diversity and inclusion in their workforces. Here we summarise five strategies outlined in the discussion.

Terence Burns remembers how a game of table tennis thawed relations between the US and China and shows how the Olympic Games can provide an antidote to an increasingly polarized world.

Matthew Glendinning explores how NBA licensing revenues have fared during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the basketball league taking many positives from e-commerce and esports

Giles Morgan, HSBC's former director of sponsorship, believes the sports industry is entering a period where the currency of partnerships changes and the cumulative number of eyeballs watching an event become secondary to the primary data owned by rights-holders.

After signing young Brazilian footballer Vinícius Jr. on a long-term management deal, Mediacom’s Misha Sher explains how the company wants to build him into a strong, culturally relevant and global brand that becomes an enterprise in its own right Kevin Roberts reports.

Liberty Media’s major investment into Formula 1's digital media operations has demonstrated its value during sport’s global lockdown, believes Frank Arthofer, the series’ global head of digital media and licensing.