La Liga 2017/18: A commercial guide

La Liga 2017/18: A commercial guide

La Liga is dominated, on and off the pitch, by the giants of Real Madrid and Barcelona, but its overall commercial profile is growing rapidly. SportsPro takes a look at the sponsorships and partnerships of every club in Spain's top flight.

18 August 2017 | By George Dudley

Americas Bulletin: Turner goes OTT; United bid eyes World Cup cities; NFL vs NFLPA and more

Americas Bulletin: Turner goes OTT; United bid eyes World Cup cities; NFL vs NFLPA and more

This week: Turner’s soccer-driven sports streaming play, plus the United bid’s plan for the 2026 Fifa World Cup, the NFL and NFLPA’s slanging match, the latest on the Miami Marlins’ messy takeover, Charlottesville reaction and more.

17 August 2017 | By Michael Long

Longines Global Champions Tour: London returns to the party

Longines Global Champions Tour: London returns to the party

The Longines Global Champions Tour returned to London in August with record prize money on offer and its innovate Global Champions League running alongside it. Held for the first time in the city’s Royal Hospital Chelsea, show jumping’s international series appears to have found another picturesque setting for competition.

17 August 2017 | By George Dudley

Liverpool and Western Union: why is Premier League sleeve sponsorship a big deal?

Liverpool and Western Union: why is Premier League sleeve sponsorship a big deal?

The Premier League made its highly awaited return at the weekend, and it wasn’t just a collection of expensive new players making their debut. With sleeve sponsors appearing for the first time, SportsPro delves into the detail of Liverpool’s deal with The Western Union Company to learn why cashing in is a no-brainer for top-flight English soccer teams and global brands alike.

16 August 2017 | By Sam Carp

Americas Bulletin: Disney ups the OTT ante; LA agrees 2028 MoU; Fanatics gets fresh funding and more

Americas Bulletin: Disney ups the OTT ante; LA agrees 2028 MoU; Fanatics gets fresh funding and more

This week: Disney's big bet on BAMTech, plus CBS's sports streaming plans, LA's 2028 Olympics vote, Fanatics, Roc Nation Sports and more.

10 August 2017 | By Michael Long

Every club, every sponsor: Your comprehensive Premier League commercial guide

Every club, every sponsor: Your comprehensive Premier League commercial guide

The 2017/18 Premier League season - a 25th anniversary edition of soccer's richest domestic competition - is upon us. SportsPro profiles the commercial portfolios of England's 20 leading clubs.

10 August 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Disney’s big bet on BAMTech: what could it mean for ESPN?

Disney’s big bet on BAMTech: what could it mean for ESPN?

Disney has announced a further US$1.58 billion in streaming specialist BAMTech, a withdrawal from Netflix, and a new entertainment service to complement its planned ESPN OTT offering. It all adds up to an aggressive digital strategy, but will that be enough to arrest the fall of the 'worldwide leader in sports'?

09 August 2017 | By Michael Long

Americas Bulletin: LA’s sweet Olympics deal; MLS comes of age - again; WME | IMG gets busy and more

Americas Bulletin: LA’s sweet Olympics deal; MLS comes of age - again; WME | IMG gets busy and more

SportsPro's weekly Americas Bulletin, bringing you the latest news and talking points from the business of sport in the Americas.

03 August 2017 | By Michael Long

The 2028 Olympics: a sweet deal, but who for?

The 2028 Olympics: a sweet deal, but who for?

Confirming one of the worst-kept secrets in sport, LA bid officials and the IOC revealed the framework for a host city contract for 2028 on Monday. The deal is being hailed as a win for both parties, and for Paris, but the devil is in the detail.

01 August 2017 | By Michael Long

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Hungarian Grand Prix

F1 Business Diary 2017: The Hungarian Grand Prix

Driver safety and the spectre of a growing Formula E dominated the industry conversation as Sebastian Vettel claimed a crucial victory at the Hungaroring.

31 July 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Inside Eurosport’s Olympic Channel deal: what does it say about the IOC’s OTT strategy?

Inside Eurosport’s Olympic Channel deal: what does it say about the IOC’s OTT strategy?

Discovery-backed Eurosport’s long-term production and distribution deal with the Olympic Channel is designed to exploit the European broadcaster’s strengths and could reveal much about how the Olympics’ OTT service will be grown.

28 July 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Americas Bulletin: Riccardo Silva’s power play; Garcetti’s concession; Prokhorov’s Nets fix and more

Americas Bulletin: Riccardo Silva’s power play; Garcetti’s concession; Prokhorov’s Nets fix and more

Welcome to SportsPro’s weekly Americas Bulletin, bringing you the latest news and talking points from the business of sport in the Americas.

27 July 2017 | By Michael Long

Garcetti’s concession: how has LA 2028 come to pass and how will it develop?

Garcetti’s concession: how has LA 2028 come to pass and how will it develop?

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has told a BuzzFeed event that his city is likely to host an Olympics in 2028, rather than 2024, but the task of repositioning the California Games concept for a later date may already be underway.

27 July 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Dispute down under: Australian cricket’s civil war

Dispute down under: Australian cricket’s civil war

With only four months to go before the first fixture of Test match of cricket’s signature series, The Ashes, there are genuine fears that it may be cancelled. Cricket Australia’s (CA) insistence that a revenue-sharing model that had been in place for 20 years is dropped has created a bitter impasse with the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA). As a result, 230 players registered to the ACA are on strike and the mighty cricket nation currently has no players to pick from.

27 July 2017 | By George Dudley

Playing the game: an insider’s take on esports representation

Playing the game: an insider’s take on esports representation

Ryan Morrison, a New York-based lawyer described as the ‘go-to’ esports agent, shares his views on the current state of the competitive video gaming business.

21 July 2017 | By Michael Long

Americas Bulletin: Hurricanes and Rockets; May-Mac scrutinised; NBC’s Olympic play and more

Americas Bulletin: Hurricanes and Rockets; May-Mac scrutinised; NBC’s Olympic play and more

SportsPro’s Americas Bulletin, dishing up a regular diet of news, views and insight from across the business of sport in the Western Hemisphere.

19 July 2017 | By Michael Long