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The NBA has taken fan engagement in the wake of Covid-19 to a new level by allowing at-home viewers to be seen and heard by their favorite players in Orlando. Bob Williams 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.
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
Florida city ready to capitalize on its position as the epicenter of professional sports in the US this summer to rejuvenate its tourism industry and secure major sporting events. Bob Williams reports
Individual shooting competition was a bold and innovative attempt to stage a rare non-esports competition to keep fans engaged amid the hiatus but various weather and WiFi issues prove problematic. Bob Williams reports.
The National Basketball Association will reportedly allow its teams to place an additional sponsorship logo on practice jerseys for use during team practices and shootarounds.
The National Basketball Association has agreed a multiyear partnership with leading recovery and performance technology brand Hyperice, which has been designated the league's official recovery technology …
Israeli pay-television broadcaster The Sports Channel has renewed its rights to the National Basketball Association until the end of the 2025-26 season
The National Basketball Association has unveiled a series of in-venue and broadcast initiatives for the resumption of the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida, which are designed to enhance the experience…
SportBusiness' US editor Eric Fisher looks at when the US major leagues expect to get back to normality in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The NBA has become the latest major sports organization to turn to esports as a means to help fill the void amid the sports shutdown. Bob Williams reports
Christian Sylt takes a look inside the NBA Experience, the new immersive basketball venue at Walt Disney World in Florida.
After a nine-year stint at London's O2 Arena, the NBA is taking its annual European regular-season game to the French capital, in a match-up between the Hornets and Bucks. Going forward, the event will be taken around the continent, moving from city to city on a regular basis. Bob Williams reports.
Despite NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s best efforts, the wound from Daryl Morey’s pro-Hong Kong protest tweets will have lasting repercussions on the future of basketball in China, not least among fans and sponsors. Industry insiders in China tell SportBusiness about Chinese sentiment on the ground.
Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers taking part in league's first pre-season games in country Mumbai-born Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé played 'critical role' in making event become a reality
In an interview with SportBusiness' US Editor Eric Fisher, the NBA commissioner weighs in on the numerous issues of the day.
The Milwaukee Bucks are looking to host a range of events in the coming year, including multiple concerts and the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Eric Fisher talks to the Bucks president Peter Feigin about how the NBA team plans to leverage the Fiserv Forum as a venue for more than just basketball.
As TikTok has grown into one of the world's most popular social-media apps during the past year, the short-form video-sharing platform has become an important tool for sports rights-holders to expand and engage their fanbases.
Despite appearing to be at an-all time high in terms of general popularity, NBA domestic television audience ratings for the first half of the 2018-19 season are down across the board compared to the first half of the 2017-18 season.
• Wizards District Gaming planning match against West Ham esports team • Activations scheduled with global partner Alibaba • Back home, NBC telecast prepares US audiences for in-play betting When
All sponsorship deals in country are run through NBA China Teams can only activate and sign individual partnership within 150-mile radius of their arenas
Data-sharing deal is first between a major US sports league and sports betting operator Partnership – worth $25m over three years – serves as model for other stakeholders to follow NBA ensur
NBA China currently maintains relationships with 17 sponsors Partners a combination of Chinese organisations and multinational companies looking for exposure in the country
League says most die-hard NBA fans play basketball before the age of 12 NBA working with the Ministry of Education in China on a grassroots junior NBA programme
‘Footfall is our friend’ | Fiserv Forum allows Bucks to transition to ‘real estate and content company’
The Milwaukee Buck's brand new Fiserv Forum opens on 26 August. Ben Cronin speaks to executives from the team about how the new arena and an adjoining entertainment district are designed to cater for a year-round calendar of sport, entertainment and festivals and how the inclusion of 100 residential properties will see the team transition to being a real estate company.
US major leagues are tweaking their rules to make sure fans stay tuned in as concerns build about distracted audiences. Data is playing a critical role, with leading rights-holders employing sophisticated, data-led decision-making to make the changes.
Welcome to the first edition of SportBusiness Group’s US Digest, rounding up the big news and developments coming out of the world’s biggest sports market
In this week's US sports industry round-up: FIFA World Cup ratings recovering from rough start | Rhode Island legalizes sports gaming | NASCAR looking at changing sponsorship model