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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

Forty-seven tennis players that arrived in Australia for the upcoming Australian Open grand slam have been placed under a quarantine that prevents them from practicing, due after fellow passengers on their…

The former head of Disney in Asia, Uday Shankar, is forming a new venture with James Murdoch to invest in technology and media opportunities in India and other Asian markets

Chinese conglomerate Suning is looking to sell a stake of up to 40 per cent in its Italian Serie A football club Inter Milan, and is in talks with UK-based private equity firm BC Partners - Reuters/CNA Adi

Just under half of all major World Championships and multi-sport games that were scheduled to take place in 2020 were cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new event hosting study

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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

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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

Kevin McCullagh speaks to Luca Ferrari, partner and global head of sports at law firm Withersworldwide, about how investors in sport should be regulated and the measures that should be taken when exercising due diligence.

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 speaks with Asia-Pacific industry insiders about the increased urgency of sport adopting data-driven business practices in the Covid and post-Covid worlds. Tom King reports.

SportBusiness speaks to with industry insiders in the Asia-Pacific region for their views about the adoption of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) benchmarking measures in sports and the importance ESG will have in the future.

Following partnerships with NBA, MLB, UFC, PGA Tour and numerous star athletes, the recovery and performance technology company has transformed its financial fortunes, as well as its domestic and international profile, this year. Bob Williams reports

Ambassador Real Madrid, President of Global Institute of Sport Governor UCFB, Partner and Head of Sport and Media Practice ​​​​Savannah Group, Associate Dean New York University, Preston Robert Tisch Institute Global Sport

Paul Samuels, executive vice-president of global partnerships for live sport and entertainment company AEG, says the company is targeting a full schedule of events at London's O2 Arena from April next year. Ben Cronin reports.

While much of the sports media world understandably obsesses over whether rights fees have peaked or are set for another growth spurt, Content Arena chief executive Erik Lorenz remains sanguine. Kevin Roberts reports.

Verizon-owned digital sports media outlet looks to be aggressive in areas such as legalized wagering, 5G mobile networks, and virtual reality. Yahoo Sports general manager Geoff Reiss discusses the company's efforts with SportBusiness US Editor Eric Fisher

Bradley Rial takes a look towards the future of event hosting in New York, one of the hardest-hit areas in the US during the Covid-19 pandemic.