English Premier League (EPL)

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Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is being assailed on multiple fronts as the UK government threatens a systematic review of football governance and clubs plot European competition reform.

Martyn Turze, consumer research account director at Publicis Sport & Entertainment, highlights 11 key points from the agency's internal discussions on pay-per-view Premier League matches conducted via the team’s Whatsapp group.

Fears of overcrowding in pubs and on public transport has moved the UK government to postpone spectator trials after Covid-19 cases rose sharply in the country, but rights holders and clubs feel sport has been unfairly singled out. Callum McCarthy reports.

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.

Nick White, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, discusses the implications and impacts of the Covid-19 hiatus on ticketing.

A total of 11 UK spectator sports will receive a share of £300m (€335m/$397m) from the UK government to see them through coronavirus restrictions this winter.

The English Premier League has added to its international broadcast rights sales team with the appointments of media sales heads in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the Americas, SportBusiness…

Clubs from the English Premier League have rejected the ‘Project Big Picture’ plans put forward by Liverpool and Manchester United and will instead work together on a strategic plan for the future of …

The English Premier League is suing its former Chinese broadcast rights-holder for $215.3m (€183m) over its battle for unpaid rights fees, it has been reported.

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Fausto Zanetton, chief executive of Tifosy Capital & Advisory, discusses why player salaries have become such a burning issue for clubs, the knock-on affects of France’s media rights cycle, and the potential long-term impacts of the shutdown.

As the new year begins, figures from across the industry predict the technological innovations, content initiatives and hosting strategies that will be making the news in 2020

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.

South London football club Crystal Palace is a model for aspirational second-tier teams. The club's commercial director, Barry Webber, tells Adam Nelson how a nimble and flexible commercial strategy has helped the club to capitalise on its top-flight status.

Drop in advertising against football unlikely to impact media-rights income Value of shirt and LED inventory could increase Exemption likely to drive horse racing media-rights revenue

APAC contains biggest proportion of Arsenal’s global fanbase at 30 per cent. Since opening Singapore office, 85 per cent of all club’s sponsorships now come from outside Europe.

Garry Cook, Manchester City's former chief executive, now works for esports event organiser and content producer Gfinity. Ben Cronin speaks to him ahead of the inaugural ePremier League which will be hosted at Gfinity's esports arena

• 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

Coca-Cola GB’s three-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League is the largest sponsorship deal the UK branch of the company has ever signed and the first it will activate across its entire portfolio. Ben Cronin examines why the brand is partnering with the league and what it means for the Premier League’s multi-sponsor approach.

Athletes like LeBron James and Cristiano Ronaldo can move the needle like no others. Bob Williams spoke to a number of industry experts to discover how exactly clubs can monetise their prize possessions.

The Premier League has expanded at such a precipitous rate under Richard Scudamore’s leadership that most experts seem to agree that it will need to appoint more than one person to replace the outgoing c…

Richard Scudamore summarised his measures of success for the Premier League in an interview in 2015: “Attendance No1. Global audience No2. That’s it. Ho

The almost unchecked expansion in overseas media-rights revenues for the Premier League tells its own story about the extraordinary success of the competition as an international export

From a sponsorship perspective, Peter Daire, founding partner at  sports rights and marketing agency Sport Collective, thinks Scudamore ought to be remembered more for the partnerships the Premier League r…

Scudamore’s former media advisor Phil Lines argues that his old boss could be directly credited with creating a formal tender process for the selling of the league’s rights and for professionalising the…

Chief executive surrounded himself with the best advisors to take strategic decisions Diplomatic skills essential in persuading league owners of the greater power of the collective

Only time will tell if the unconfirmed reports of a sponsorship deal between Coca-Cola and the Premier League are premature.

The agreement the Premier League struck in June with Amazon for one of two packages of rights unsold in its January auction – telco BT picked up the other – has to be one of the most important ever.

The Premier League going down in value? The unthinkable has happened. Frank Dunne investigates what happened, and whether the market is at a pivotal point where an old way of doing business can no longer be relied upon to deliver the necessary premiums.