F1 Business Diary 2018: The Hungarian Grand Prix

F1 Business Diary 2018: The Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins tense Hungarian Grand Prix as schedule takes break ahead for summer

30 July 2018 | By Nick Friend

Diversity roadmap - Kick it Out’s Roisin Wood: ‘If you want more fans you have to be inclusive’

Diversity roadmap - Kick it Out’s Roisin Wood: ‘If you want more fans you have to be inclusive’

Roisin Wood, chief executive of soccer inclusion organisation Kick it Out, discusses the need for the sports industry to reflect the communities it represents, and how we can begin breaking down the barriers of closed doors and old boys’ clubs and level the playing field.

30 July 2018 | By Elena Holmes

Dimension Data: the tech behind the Tour de France

Dimension Data: the tech behind the Tour de France

Dimension Data was already involved in cycling as a team sponsor when it became a technology partner of Tour de France organiser ASO four years ago. Now, as UK and Ireland managing director Barney Taylor explains, its networks are changing the way the world’s most famous road race is experienced.

27 July 2018 | By Eoin Connolly

Black Book Motorsport Forum Q&A Series: Feld Entertainment’s Dave Muye

Black Book Motorsport Forum Q&A Series: Feld Entertainment’s Dave Muye

Ahead of the Black Book Motorsport Forum we asked a number of our speakers for their thoughts on some key industry issues. In this edition we hear from Feld Entertainment's vice president of global partnerships, Dave Muye.

27 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor

At large: is it time for an Olympic Fortnite?

At large: is it time for an Olympic Fortnite?

After the IOC and GAISF’s Esports Forum in Lausanne, SportsPro editor-at-large Eoin Connolly suggests a more radical approach might be needed to find a place for video games in the Olympic movement.

26 July 2018 | By Eoin Connolly

Festival of Cricket: How the UAE’s new Twenty20 league is aiming to create a lasting legacy

Festival of Cricket: How the UAE’s new Twenty20 league is aiming to create a lasting legacy

Salman Sarwar Butt, chief executive of the new Twenty20 league being launched in partnership with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), discusses what the competition will bring to the UAE and looks ahead at what the tournament could mean for cricket.

26 July 2018 | By Elena Holmes

VR, AR, FAANGs and OTT… what comes next for the sports industry?

VR, AR, FAANGs and OTT… what comes next for the sports industry?

Making sense of the trends of today is crucial to understanding what might happen tomorrow. Nowhere does that mantra ring truer than in the fast-moving point at which sport meets technology and digital media.

25 July 2018 | By Michael Long

Eyes wide Open: The R&A’s Neil Armit: ‘We understand inclusivity in sport is incredibly important’

Eyes wide Open: The R&A’s Neil Armit: ‘We understand inclusivity in sport is incredibly important’

Golf’s oldest and most prestigious major, the Open Championship, has begun embarking on a modernisation project to make an event built in the 19th century fit for 21st century consumption. Its organiser, The R&A, now envisages a similar journey for the sport as a whole, using commercial and digital means to tell new stories to new audiences and get a different range of people to play.

25 July 2018 | By Eoin Connolly

F1 Business Diary 2018: The German Grand Prix

F1 Business Diary 2018: The German Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins action-packed race at the Hockenheim circuit as 2019 Miami race is scrapped.

24 July 2018 | By Nick Friend

In reality VR headsets can’t offer a shared sports experience… but could MR?

In reality VR headsets can’t offer a shared sports experience… but could MR?

Simon Tracey, head of client services at Wasserman’s Experience division, asks whether mixed reality could be the tech to truly transform the way fans experience sports.

24 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor

Fast company: how Usain Bolt built a sprinting legacy

Fast company: how Usain Bolt built a sprinting legacy

Few athletes have redefined their sport like Usain Bolt. An 11-time world champion, eight-time Olympic gold medallist, holder of multiple world records: for a full decade, the Jamaican sprint king dominated track and field, becoming his sport’s most recognisable and marketable presence in the process.

23 July 2018 | By Michael Long

What is a reasonable price for Amazon’s Premier League rights? About UK£80m

What is a reasonable price for Amazon’s Premier League rights? About UK£80m

Charlie Beall, a senior consultant at digital sports agency Seven League, explains how Amazon calculated its heavily guarded financial foray into Premier League soccer rights.

20 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor

World Cup Traction Tracker, week 5: France win on and off the field

World Cup Traction Tracker, week 5: France win on and off the field

Hookit's final look at who drove social engagement at the 2018 World Cup.

19 July 2018 | By Hookit

Black Book Motorsport Forum Q&A Series: Formula E’s Sébastien de Chaunac

Black Book Motorsport Forum Q&A Series: Formula E’s Sébastien de Chaunac

Ahead of the Black Book Motorsport Forum we asked a number of our speakers for their thoughts on some key industry issues. In this edition we hear from ABB's head brand activation with Formula E, Sébastien de Chaunac.

19 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor

At large: MP & Silva and the new agency ecosystem

At large: MP & Silva and the new agency ecosystem

Reports that MP & Silva has missed scheduled payments to rights holders has underscored the need for agencies to find new ways of creating value in a changing media environment.

18 July 2018 | By Eoin Connolly

Roger Federer vs Nike: A legal view on the ‘RF’ logo dispute

Roger Federer vs Nike: A legal view on the ‘RF’ logo dispute

Graeme Alder, legal director in the commercial and intellectual property team at Hill Dickinson, assesses whether Roger Federer's battle for his initials will head from Centre Court to the court of law.

18 July 2018 | By Guest Contributor