Change is coming to Western Europe’s pay-television market, with the big OTT players getting a foothold and set to change the balance of power. As established media groups respond through mergers, acquisitions and alliances, as well as their own OTT offerings, Frank Dunne looks at what it all means for the value of sports-media rights.
Has the Olympic Movement sold its own public short by signing up with Eurosport?
Media companies Liberty Global and Discovery Communications have secured minority shareholdings in Formula E, the electric car-racing championship.
Jens Christensen, chief executive of Jaunt VR and David Zaslav, president and chief executive of Discovery Communications, are the latest additions to the speaker line-up for March’s Leaders Sport Business Summit in New York.