The rights track: a history of the Premier League’s UK TV deals

The rights track: a history of the Premier League’s UK TV deals

With English soccer’s Premier League revealing a UK£4.464 billion main rights deal, SportsPro looks back at how the league's TV spoils have grown since its formation in 1992.

13 February 2018 | By Eoin Connolly

ESPORTS WEEK: From the vault - the rise of the purpose-built esports arena

ESPORTS WEEK: From the vault - the rise of the purpose-built esports arena

Part three of SportsPro's Esports Week feature series sees us delve (not too deep) into the archive to dig out our look at the increasingly sophisticated, purpose-built esports live arena experience.

13 February 2018 | By Michael Long

ESPORTS WEEK: Overwatch League - changing the business of esports?

ESPORTS WEEK: Overwatch League - changing the business of esports?

Part two of SportsPro's Esports Week focuses on Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch League, which launched amid much hype and anticipation in January, bringing a clutch of major league investors and a familiar franchise-based business model to the burgeoning business of esports.

12 February 2018 | By Michael Long

ESPORTS WEEK: A rolling SportsPro special report

ESPORTS WEEK: A rolling SportsPro special report

SportsPro brings you a week of insights and interviews delving into the newfound land of competitive gaming. Check back for regular updates.

12 February 2018 | By Guest Contributor

ESPORTS WEEK: In the game - the global sports industry’s march towards esports

ESPORTS WEEK: In the game - the global sports industry’s march towards esports

In part one of SportsPro's Esports Week we look at the familiar and formidable international federations, leagues, teams, owners and athletes all stacking the esports landscape.

12 February 2018 | By Michael Long

Electric Olympics: a guide to the tech featured at PyeongChang 2018

Electric Olympics: a guide to the tech featured at PyeongChang 2018

Held in a country that is home to the likes of LG, Samsung and Hyundai, the 2018 Winter and Paralympic Games will provide further ample evidence of the convergence of sport and technology. SportsPro takes a look at the innovations set to put in an appearance at PyeongChang.

09 February 2018 | By Elena Holmes

The Premier League: what can we expect from its UK TV rights sale?

The Premier League: what can we expect from its UK TV rights sale?

With contenders preparing to enter their sealed bids on Friday, SportsPro editor Eoin Connolly sets the scene ahead of the Premier League's latest round of domestic broadcast rights sales.

08 February 2018 | By Eoin Connolly

Let the Games begin: PyeongChang’s rocky road to the 2018 Winter Olympics

Let the Games begin: PyeongChang’s rocky road to the 2018 Winter Olympics

PyeongChang’s nearly seven-year journey towards hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics has been a rollercoaster ride, one that has lurched and spluttered though a wider Olympic malaise and often struggled to capture the imagination, both at home and overseas.

06 February 2018 | By Michael Long

Everything you need to know ahead of Super Bowl 52

Everything you need to know ahead of Super Bowl 52

The big-ticket media frenzy that is the Super Bowl takes place on Sunday. Here's everything you need to know.

02 February 2018 | By Michael Long

Six Nations 2018: Your alternative guide to the annual rugby union feast

Six Nations 2018: Your alternative guide to the annual rugby union feast

On the eve of the 2018 Six Nations, SportsPro takes a look at the commercial forces and major stories behind this year’s edition of the northern hemisphere’s premier tournament.

02 February 2018 | By Sam Carp

Leaders in Motorsport Video: Behind the scenes with Jimmy Goodrich

Leaders in Motorsport Video: Behind the scenes with Jimmy Goodrich

An interview from the 2017 Black Book Motorsport Forum with Jimmy Goodrich, Monster Energy's vice president of marketing.

30 January 2018 | By Sam Carp

David Beckham’s MLS story: How an icon became an owner

David Beckham’s MLS story: How an icon became an owner

After four years of legal wrangling and false dawns, the former England captain is finally getting his team in Major League Soccer. How has it come to pass, and why has it taken so long?

29 January 2018 | By Tom Bassam

Leaders in Motorsport: WRC managing director Oliver Ciesla previews the 2018 season

Leaders in Motorsport: WRC managing director Oliver Ciesla previews the 2018 season

As the World Rally Championship opens its 2018 season with a round in Monte Carlo, managing director Oliver Ciesla looks ahead to the new campaign and discusses the thinking behind the series’ new venture into the realm of OTT.

26 January 2018 | By Sam Carp

Fifa’s big year: what does 2018 have in store for soccer’s embattled rulers?

Fifa’s big year: what does 2018 have in store for soccer’s embattled rulers?

With another edition of its flagship tournament, the World Cup, just six months away, the challenges ahead for Fifa are as wide-ranging as at any time in the organisation’s 113-year history. Where does the scandal-hit body stand in 2018?

10 January 2018 | By Michael Long

2017 in review: the sports business year in deals

2017 in review: the sports business year in deals

From an unprecedented arrangement that saw two Olympics awarded at the same time, to major moves by Disney and Amazon, SportsPro takes a month-by-month look back at the year’s deal-making highlights.

20 December 2017 | By Michael Long

Leaders in Motorsport Video: Behind the scenes with Frank Arthofer

Leaders in Motorsport Video: Behind the scenes with Frank Arthofer

An interview from the 2017 Black Book Motorsport Forum with Frank Arthofer, Formula One's global head of digital and new business.

18 December 2017 | By Sam Carp