In this week's US sports industry round-up: United bid wins 2026 World Cup vote by landslide; NBCSN to simulcast Telemundo Russia 2018 matches; and New Jersey sports betting bill is given the green light.

The United Soccer League on Thursday announced a partnership with WSC Sports that will harness WSC’s technology platform to automate and simplify USL’s video-creation capabilities.

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Delaware ushers in new sports betting era; United 2026 bid outscores 'high risk' Morocco; and the New York Yankees win scheduling battle with ESPN.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Youku obtains World Cup streaming rights; OTT broadcast rights approved for Hisense; More Chinese businesses to become World Cup sponsors

Francis Tellier, who founded Host Broadcast Services after heading the broadcast operation at France ’98, reflects on the massive changes to the World Cup media environment driven by technology and broadcaster demand

USL president Jake Edwards talks to SportBusiness International at Leaders Week in NYC about his concern for legalized sports betting, rising expansion fees and the possibility of promotion and relegation

Bundesliga International chief executive Robert Klein tells SportBusiness International how its new US department will help build its relationship with Fox Sports and why Bayern Munich made the league's entrance easier in the States.

The Uefa Champions League is set to deliver another big increase in revenues in the next cycle, but there are still doubts it will survive beyond 2024. Frank Dunne explains why.

The All Blacks are seeking commercial opportunities in the US to "future proof" their finances and Tim Leiweke teases a cashless, payment-less system at Seattle's NHL stadium. Bob Williams reports back from day two of Leaders Week in New York.

Anheuser Busch thinks the legalisation of gambling in the US might influence where it places its advertising and Visa reveals how the failure of the US team to qualify for the Fifa World Cup made it increase its digital spend. Bob Williams reports back from day one of Leaders Week in New York. 

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred talks to SportBusiness International about the Supreme Court gambling decision, poor weather, the European push and Facebook broadcasts at the Leaders Week conference in New York

In this week's US sports industry round-up: Tepper wins race to take over Carolina Panthers; Supreme Court rules in favour of sports betting; and NBA play-off ratings continue to soar.

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has linked up with athlete marketing platform Opendorse in an effort to boost the brand appeal of its players through content sharing on social media.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Wigan set for Chinese takeover; Chinese-owned Wolves strike Adidas deal; and CSL first to join Twitter

In this month's issue we cover the following: GDPR – How rights holders are preparing for the new data privacy regulations FROM EXPOSURE TO ENGAGEMENT – Formula One uses new tool to price its spons...

SportBusiness International spoke to Real Salt Lake's Trey Fitz-Gerald and KSL's Tanya Vea about an innovative partnership that has led to the MLS team's matches being live-streamed without them being shown on network TV.

Oakwell Capital, a specialist corporate advisory service for the sports and media technology sector, has invested into new agency Halfspace.

The Formula One motor-racing championship has today (Thursday) made its first investment in an external company through a deal with PlayON that has resulted in the launch of fantasy sports games for F1 and granted the sports entertainment firm live streaming rights to the sport.

4: Faster, Higher, Stronger: The Future of OTT The future of OTT sport is clearly not without its challenges, but digital delivery will continue to move inevitably towards the centre of the media landscape...

3: Clinging to the Cord: Barriers to OTT Growth The sports industry’s road to an OTT future is well-signposted but still in many ways a two-speed highway, with supply-side technology accelerating ahead o...