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Clubhouse, the audio-only, real-time, invite-only social app that lets users engage in virtual ‘rooms’, has exploded onto the social media stage recently. David Brake, consultant with specialist digital agency Seven League, outlines the benefits and risks to using the platform for sports rights-holders.

Matthew Glendinning looks at the ambitions the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has for the future of the sport, which recently benefited from a significant investment from venture capital firm CVC Capital Partners.

Amazon’s first sports rights acquisition in Australia left local industry insiders puzzled and expecting further moves for sports content by the tech giant.

HBA Media has secured extensive broadcaster growth for the second running of the much-anticipated Saudi Cup, which takes place this Saturday, 20th February at King Abdulaziz Racecourse

The Portuguese Primeira Liga is one of only two European football leagues that hasn't centralised its media rights. A government-backed plan to change that is in motion, but will Portugal's big three play along?

Kevin Mayer, a former leading executive at Walt Disney Co. and TikTok, has been appointed to the role of chairman at DAZN, the global sports subscription service and media company

US satellite TV provider Dish Network and prominent gaming operator DraftKings have announced a strategic agreement which will enable viewers to place bets with DraftKings directly from their television s…

International pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has been successful in its bid to prevent Turkish Süper Lig football club Fenerbahçe from manipulating its branding as part of a campaign against t…

Golf’s PGA Tour has become the latest sports property to team up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a deal that names the company as the official cloud provider of the organisation.

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US stock car racing series is looking to engage its fanbase, attract new supporters, and extend relationships with commercial partners via a scripted comedy series. Bob Williams reports.

The world's third-most valuable esports organisation, Team Liquid, is looking to harness its global fanbase through the development of a new virtual stadium concept.

Subscription sports journalism service The Athletic will launch in a number of new markets this year. Experienced sports media executives Simon Greenberg and Alex Peebles are leading the expansion and discussed the plans and strategy with SportBusiness.

The better-than-expected growth trajectory of NBCUniversal's new streaming service has it now squarely in the center of Comcast's overall corporate plans, which company executives remain hopeful will still include this summer's Tokyo Olympics. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.

The Premier League usually auctions its domestic media rights halfway through its three-season cycle, but Covid has uprooted its plans. Callum McCarthy examines the likely bidders and the league's hopes for an uplift in the value of the rights.

Media technology solutions company MediaKind has carried out a comprehensive survey of 40 rights-holders to understand their direct-to-consumer services. In this sponsored video interview, the company's head of product for D2C Video Solutions Dheeraj Ravula and Lisa Aussieker, VP and head of marketing and communications, discuss some of the key finding of the research.

Nickelodeon's broadcast of the NFL wild card game between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears represents the latest – and most technically-advanced – attempt yet by the NFL and its media partners to attract younger fans.

Asia-Pacific sports industry insiders share their personal reflections on a tumultuous 2020, and their hopes and ambitions for the year ahead.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been the biggest factor affecting sports media-rights markets in 2020, forcing rights-holders almost everywhere into rebates and renegotiations.

Sportrecs has already forged a network of partners and media outlets spanning multiple regions. However, 2020 is just the start of the platform’s aggressive expansion plans

Triller co-owner Ryan Kavanaugh tells SportBusiness how the Tyson-Jones fight came together and how the social media platform is looking to use live sports to compete in the short-form digital space.

SportBusiness regional editors Eric Fisher, Kevin McCullagh and Ben Cronin look back at those rights-holders and properties that adapted best to a year of disruption for the sports industry

Ben Wright, chief commercial officer for the English Football League, explains what the league has learnt from streaming more games on its iFollow service and how the league has targeted the fast-food sector to shore up revenues during this year's lockdown

SportBusiness speaks to Louis Liu, secretary general of the Chinese Football Association, about China's ambitions to become a football superpower.

At extremely short notice, MLS moved its Western Conference Semifinal game between Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota United back a day to gain coverage on the main Fox network. League executive Seth Bacon tells Bob Williams how the switch happened.

SportBusiness speaks to Alex Rice, chief rights officer at Stats Perform, about the sports data and analytics company's recent deal with the Women's Tennis Association, and what the agreement aims to accomplish.

There is evidence that the sun is setting on a Western-dominated era for the sports industry in Asia, and that the coming years will be much more locally-driven, SportBusiness Asia senior analyst Kevin McCullagh says.

SportBusiness US Editor Eric Fisher explores how the American media and entertainment giant is at the fulcrum of large-scale change across the sports industry