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Last year, broadcasters and promoters announced a series of big-money deals that promised much and have so far delivered very little. Callum McCarthy examines why boxing’s stakeholders aren’t yet on the same page.

The new EU Copyright Directive is one of the most controversial pieces of European legislation ever passed, pitting content creators like record companies, film studios and sports rights-holders against social media platforms and free-speech campaigners. Its final wording appears to have left both sides unhappy. And many experts say it will change very little for sport and direct no new revenues towards the industry.

After consecutive years of falling television ratings, NFL domestic television audiences increased by five per cent in the recently concluded 2018-19 season.

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.

New league will feature champion cricket clubs from across Europe Mass migration has created micro-communities of underserved cricket fans

US distribution of international soccer a key priority for ESPN's OTT offering

Final day standings drama boosts American viewership for Comcast-owned networks

Agreement includes ESPN-branded studio in Las Vegas, data integrations, and marketing activations

Sean Bratches, Formula One's managing director of commercial operations, says he is "optimistic" that Ferrari and Mercedes will participate in the second season of the highly-successful Netflix documentary…

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Women’s World Cup currently has two-tier sponsorship model Global Partner tier includes sponsorship rights to all Fifa events

As new technology has opened new methods of media distribution, stakeholders from across the sports feeding chain have set out to establish themselves as media businesses

Simon Denyer was among the 10 executives whose work in 2018 we believe indicates the direction of the sports business in 2019 and beyond.

Laura Froelich was among the 10 executives whose work in 2018 we believe indicates the direction of the sports business in 2019 and beyond.

Barney Francis was among the 10 executives whose work in 2018 we believe indicates the direction of the sports business in 2019 and beyond. Sport was once famously the battering ram for Sky.

Alfredo Bermejo was among the 10 executives whose work in 2018 we believe indicates the direction of the sports business in 2019 and beyond.

Aneesh Madani, head of sports partnerships, Asia-Pacific, at Twitter, tells SportBusiness how the social network is cooperating with rights-holders and broadcasters to capitalise on its continued growth across the continent, and using fan engagement to drive revenues for itself and its partners.

Fifty games moved to afternoons so they can be broadcast in primetime on continent Approximately 30 per cent of NHL players come from overseas

The 2018 edition of the SportBusiness Consulting Global Media Report is now available to download.

• 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

Few human endeavours, in any field, have required as much explanation as the Uefa Nations League

IMG launches own direct-to-consumer distribution platforms for Italian and Spanish football rights

In contrast to Tim Crow, columnist Richard Gillis argues the “sheer obviousness” of Woods v Mickelson in Vegas shows shows the folly of tinkering with golf.

Welcome to the US Digest, rounding up the big news and developments coming out of the world’s biggest sports market Woods-Mickelson showdown set for Thanksgiving weekend Mo