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In the latest episode of the SportBusiness Finance Weekly podcast, Shervin Mirhashemi, president and chief executive of Legends, discusses global investment firm Sixth Street's deal to acquire a majority stake in the company for $1.35bn.

After multiple American sports industry leadership figures were found to have sent inappropriate text messages, properties and executive search firms see the need to heighten executive screening processes. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.

The latest episode of the SportBusiness Finance Weekly podcast features interviews with Keith Bank, founder and managing partner of Illinois-based investment firm KB Partners, which has has been active in sports technology startups, and Jed Corenthal, chief marketing officer of video streaming outfit Phenix Real Time Solutions, which is part of KB Partners’ portfolio of companies.

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 latest episode of the SportBusiness Finance Weekly podcast features an interview with Sameer Ahuja, chief operating officer of GameChanger

Sports nutrition company Ready Nutrition is expanding its reach by being named the official sports drink of eight NCAA Division I conferences, encompassing 90 universities

The innovative region-wide bid from the Australian state of Queensland is set to receive a major boost to its hopes of hosting the 2032 Olympic Games, after it emerged that the International Olympic Committee…

An independent arbitrator has reportedly found that Australian broadcaster Seven is entitled to only a A$5m reduction in its rights fee for Cricket Australia content this season, a drastic difference with…

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand is considering price increases for its sports packages, despite registering an increase in profits

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The debut episode of the new SportBusiness Finance Weekly podcast features an interview with Scott O’Neil, chief executive of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment.

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.

Murray Barnett, founder of 26West Sport consultancy, and formerly of F1 and World Rugby, delivers his predictions and likely trends for (the rest of) 2021.

New York, America's fourth most populous state and home to its largest media market, is on the cusp of legalizing online sports betting. But there remains significant political disagreement about the operating model in which it would happen. US Editor Eric Fisher explores the potential and pitfalls of opening up the Empire State to mobile sportsbooks.

Following last fall's repurposing of many sports facilities as voting centers, an increasing number of venues are now being used as mass vaccination centers, though the logistics to do so remain complex.

Virtual advertising is heading into a critical phase in its development. SportBusiness speaks to Professional Sports Capital chief executive and founder Jamie Cunningham, who, whilst on secondment at uniqFEED, outlines what the sector has to offer in the future.

Simon Cummins, partner and head of the global sports, gaming and media practice at executive search and talent consulting firm Odgers Berndtson, discusses some of the tensions involved in working with private equity investors

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

I arrived in Singapore in September 2019 to help establish SportBusiness’s new Asia-Pacific editorial operation.

The IOC recently declared 85 per cent of the recommendations laid out in Agenda 2020 have been achieved. Ben Cronin asks if the programme has succeeded in its core objective of controlling the cost of the Olympics

Matt Vandrau, group chief executive, CSM Sport & Entertainment, says one of the biggest changes brought about by this year’s pandemic was the reappraisal of rights values by clients

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.

Rights-holders and sponsors showed differing levels of flexibility this year as the Covid-19 pandemic forced them to review contractual obligations and rights commitments. SportBusiness Sponsorship editor Matthew Glendinning looks at the way the industry responded to the crisis

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

SportBusiness looks at the recently-launched venture capital firm, The Wolfpack, and talks to one of its founders, Toh Jin Wei, about how it aims to impact the industry.

Steve Madincea, co-founder and managing partner at Fantastec, discusses ways rights-holders can turn to emerging technologies to engage fans at a a time when stadiums are closed and live viewership is falling.

Rebecca Hopkins, CEO of The STA Group and partner in Sightline Ventures, reflects on the way sport has relied on technology during the Covid-19 pandemic and asks which adaptations are here to stay.

Today’s sports sector demands a wide range of business, financial and technical skillsets from executives. In this recording of a webinar SportBusiness ran on November 5, leaders of university programmes and industry employers consider how the education sector is developing to meet these demands

Jason Howarth, Panini America's vice-president of marketing, tells SportBusiness how the industry has looked to capitalize on the rising popularity and value of trading cards