English Premier League (EPL)

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

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.

NBC Sports has announced it will move all non-televised Premier League games to NBCUniversal's new subscription-based, over-the-top video service Peacock beginning with the 2020-21 season.

English Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has encouraged fans to stay away from stadiums, as the league prepares to resume play today

NBC Sports has revealed that its coverage of the Premier League in the coming weeks will include "atmospheric enhanced audio" in order to improve the broadcast experience of games that will have no spectators…

Professional services firm Deloitte has unveiled its Annual Review of Football Finance for 2020, showing that Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues generated record high combined turnover of close to €17bn (£15.2/$19.3)

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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.

MUCH OF THE initial analysis of the potential impact of Brexit on England’s Premier League (EPL) focused on player trading, but there are other areas of concern for the Premier League which are rooted in its dependence on the audiovisual markets of the UK and the European Union.

A new edition of the TVSM Global Report underlines the strength of the global sports media rights market, which is predicted to be worth nearly $50bn by 2019.

Owen Evans looks at how NBC’s billion dollar investment into Premier League rights will take shape over the next six years.

I’ve been working on a football chant based on the fact that the club I support has a better wages-as-a-proportion-of-turnover ratio to that of all of our main rivals. It’s not quite there yet, so I can’t unveil it, but if it catches on there will be more to follow. Themes include match-day income, global media-rights revenue, and profit before player trading and amortisation in the most recent accounting period.