Finance Weekly Podcast

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Stan Chia, Vivid Seats chief executive. Fisher and Russo also discuss NBC Sports’ record-setting rights renewal with the Premier League for the United States, the introduction of a dramatic series of 2022 purse and bonus increases at the PGA tour, further advances in the attempted reboot of the United States Football League, and the pending departure of Major League Soccer president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Sorare chief executive and co-founder Nicolas Julia and chief operating officer Ryan Spoon. Fisher and Russo also discuss the record-setting naming rights agreement in Los Angeles, California, between Anschutz Entertainment Group and cryptocurrency company Crypto.com, global sports data company Sportradar’s large-scale contract renewal with the National Basketball Association, and Fenway Sports Group’s advancing efforts to purchase the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Ken Martin, GreenPark Sports co-founder and chief executive. Fisher and Russo also discuss recent issues surrounding the Walt Disney Co., the awarding of online sports betting licenses in New York, a pair of acquisitions by sports streaming platform fuboTV, the tender process for the Premier League’s US broadcast rights, and leadership issues surrounding the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Mark Locke, Genius Sports chief executive. Eric and Chris also wrap up Major League Baseball’s 2021 World Series, and discuss recent developments in the United States sports betting market, workplace conduct issues involving several pro teams, new funding for sports data and analytics company Kitman Labs, and the troubled efforts of Sinclair Broadcast Group to create a direct-to-consumer streaming product.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Bo Han, Buzzer founder and chief executive. Eric and Chris also discuss issues surrounding Major League Baseball’s World Series, the merger of esports organization FaZe Clan with a special purpose acquisition company, potentially mounting issues for Peacock, growing scrutiny surround National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell, and Greg Norman’s developing effort to create a new golf series.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview George Kliavkoff, commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference. Eric and Chris also discuss National Basketball Association’s league-level cryptocurrency sponsorship deal with Coinbase, a $100m (€86m) funding round for startup digital collectibles company Candy Digital, and ongoing turbulence in the United States’ regional sports network business. They also explore the acquisition by OneFootball and Eleven of a pool of international rights for nine European football leagues, as well as increasing scrutiny from the US House of Representatives on the National Football League and Washington Football Team.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Tyler Tumminia, commissioner of the Premier Hockey Federation. Eric and Chris also discuss major ticketing-related deals involving SeatGeek and Vivid Seats, the backing of LeBron James’ The SpringHill Company by a group of top-tier investors, and the completion of Arctos Sports Partners’ $3bn (€2.59bn) investment fund.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Brett Gosper, National Football League’s head of the United Kingdom and Europe. Eric and Chris also discuss a series of ongoing crises within the National Women’s Soccer League, the National Football League Players Association, and numerous facets of top-tier European football.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Jordan Levin, Scientific Games executive vice president and group chief executive of digital, who recently played a key role in sale of betting technology and content operation OpenBet to Endeavor. Eric and Chris also discuss Dapper Labs’ large-scale agreement with the National Football League and NFL Players Association, funding for the newly formed Fanatics Trading Cards, continued turbulence for United States-based regional sports networks, and advancing efforts by the NFL’s Chicago Bears to develop a new stadium.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Sai Srinivas, co-founder and chief executive of the Mobile Premier League. Eric and Chris also discuss contrasting trends in betting sponsorships between the United Kingdom and United States, a pair of large-scale fundraising events surrounding non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain technology, and the acquisition of Serie A’s Genoa by Florida-based alternative investment firm 777 Partners.

In this week’s episode podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Kate Howard, chief commercial officer for Eventellect, a Texas-based ticket distribution advisory firm that has quickly become one of the key industry players in the management of live sports attendance. Eric and Chris also discuss the initial public offering for global sports data provider Sportradar, strong early-season business metrics for the National Football League, a substantial funding round for international esports organization the Mobile Premier League, and revenue distribution recommendations for college sports in the United States from the Knight Commission.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview John Kosner, president of Kosner Media, a New York-based digital media and sports consultancy. A four-decade veteran of sports media and technology, Kosner has been highly active investor and advisor with sports-related startups. Eric and Chris also discuss multiple developments surrounding the start of the National Football League’s 2021 regular season, including expected record levels of betting in the United States, robust television ad sales, a 10-year partnership between for the league with Verizon, and a return of full stadiums.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Will Ahmed, founder and chief executive of wearable technology provider Whoop. Eric and Chris also discuss the expansion of the National Football League’s roster of sportsbook partners in the United States, Facebook’s entry into prediction-based sports games, the Covid-19 pandemic creating new labor issues in the NFL and National Basketball Association, and climate-related matters hitting the sports industry.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Vasu Kulkarni, partner with Courtside Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm. Eric and Chris also discuss the implications of Fanatics’ dramatic entry into the sports trading card market, the new alliance between the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, and Pac-12 Conferences; and the arrival of the 2021 US Open in tennis.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Kathy Carter, LA28 chief revenue officer. Eric and Chris also discuss several dramatic moves in the global sports data business, the rapidly transforming market for sports trading cards and collectibles, and the National Hockey League’s landmark decision to allow jersey advertising.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Eric Grubman, chairman of Sports Entertainment Acquisition Corp. (SEAH), and Neal Menashe, chief executive of Super Group. Eric and Chris also discuss CVC Capital Partners’ ongoing bid to acquire a 10 per cent equity stake in a holding company focused on LaLiga’s commercial ventures, Penn National Gaming’s acquisition of theScore, new provisions in New York City requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination to attend indoor sports and entertainment events, and Sinclair Broadcast Group’s latest earnings report.

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview George Pyne, Bruin Capital founder and chief executive. Eric and Chris also discuss the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, tension surrounding the planned shift of the Universities of Texas and Oklahoma to the Southeastern Conference, and Barstool Sports’ acquisition of both the naming and media rights for the Arizona Bowl.