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Trial by fire: Simon Green on BT Sport’s Ashes Test cricket debut

Trial by fire: Simon Green on BT Sport’s Ashes Test cricket debut

Australia and England’s men’s cricket teams will resume one of world sport’s oldest rivalries when their five-Test Ashes series begins in Brisbane on 23rd November. Back in the UK, pay-TV channel BT Sport will be showing the series for the first time. Simon Green, the head of BT Sport, explains how the channel aims to make its mark on the historic contest.

17 November 2017 | By George Dudley

Hawk-Eye Live: Sam Green on the future of officiating aids in tennis and beyond

Hawk-Eye Live: Sam Green on the future of officiating aids in tennis and beyond

Among a host of other experiments, November’s inaugural ATP Next Gen Finals saw the successful debut of the Hawk-Eye Live automated line calling system. Hawk-Eye Innovations head of tennis Sam Green discussess the inner workings of the system, its roots in soccer, and the future of refereeing aids.

16 November 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

David Lappartient: the UCI’s new leader of the peloton

David Lappartient: the UCI’s new leader of the peloton

David Lappartient, president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), talks exclusively to SportsPro about his surprising landslide election victory, how he aims to implement his manifesto, the rumoured reduction in road team sizes and how he hopes to continue his predecessor’s battle against doping.

13 November 2017 | By George Dudley

Potting at the rings: Snooker’s Olympic dream

Potting at the rings: Snooker’s Olympic dream

The World Snooker Federation (WSF) was launched last week and its president Jason Ferguson exclusively discusses how the new federation will help snooker become an Olympic and Paralympic sport.

19 October 2017 | By George Dudley

The global differentiator for sports: an interview with MX1

The global differentiator for sports: an interview with MX1

Dana Dar, director of product marketing, sports and events at global channel and content distribution network MX1, tells SportsPro about the company’s formation, the challenges that it has faced, and the opportunities opening up in the sector over the coming years.

18 October 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Mud, sweat and fears: Will Dean on the rise of Tough Mudder

Mud, sweat and fears: Will Dean on the rise of Tough Mudder

Ahead of his appearance at The Brand Conference, Will Dean, founder and chief executive of Tough Mudder, discusses how his Harvard Business School competition entry has grown into a global mass participation event.

06 September 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Pro14: club rugby union’s brave new world

Pro14: club rugby union’s brave new world

With the addition of two South African franchises - the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs - to its roster of European teams, the Guinness Pro 14 can now lay claim to being a truly global rugby union club competition. Wth a new season just underway, chief executive Martin Anayi discusses how the logistics of a dual-hemisphere league will work, the prospect of expanding the Pro14 further, and how he plans to help globalise the game at club level.

05 September 2017 | By George Dudley

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