“A unique opportunity”: Cleeng’s Gilles Domartini on the future of PPV and SVOD in the digital age

“A unique opportunity”: Cleeng’s Gilles Domartini on the future of PPV and SVOD in the digital age

As more sports fans migrate online, rights holders and broadcasters must react to the challenges of delivering paid-for live content over robust services, as Cleeng founder and chief executive Gilles Domartini explains.

16 October 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

UCI president Brian Cookson: Continuing to restore cycling’s reputation

UCI president Brian Cookson: Continuing to restore cycling’s reputation

Ahead of this month’s International Cycling Union presidential election, its incumbent chief discusses the sport's reputation, what he did right in his first term, his election manifesto, Wanda, and the battle with doping.

13 September 2017 | By George Dudley

Swinging for the fences: WBSC president Riccardo Fraccari on baseball/softball’s Olympic pitch

Swinging for the fences: WBSC president Riccardo Fraccari on baseball/softball’s Olympic pitch

12 September 2017 | By Michael Long

“We’ve extended the golden era of volleyball”: the FIVB’s Fabio Azevedo on the sport’s global growth

“We’ve extended the golden era of volleyball”: the FIVB’s Fabio Azevedo on the sport’s global growth

Fabio Azevedo, general director of the FIVB, has ambitions to turn volleyball and beach volleyball into tier-one Olympic sports. Here, he discusses his plan for achieving that, as well as the future rebranding of the organisation and a potential appearance for snow volleyball on the Winter Olympic programme.

12 September 2017 | By Adam Nelson

“We’re only limited by our imagination”: Sam Jones on the European revamp of NFL Game Pass

“We’re only limited by our imagination”: Sam Jones on the European revamp of NFL Game Pass

Sam Jones, the new chief executive of OverTier, discusses how NFL Game Pass has enhanced its offering for European customers, and explains why he believes it is the world’s leading OTT sports product.

11 September 2017 | By Sam Carp

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

Bringing method to madness: why Octagon is back in the media rights business

Bringing method to madness: why Octagon is back in the media rights business

Octagon's Daniel Cohen and Simon Wardle discuss the creation of the agency's new media rights consulting business, and offer their take on the shifting nature of the global sports rights marketplace.

28 August 2017 | By Michael Long

Sharing a vision: James Williams on Coca-Cola’s partnership with the Olympics

Sharing a vision: James Williams on Coca-Cola’s partnership with the Olympics

Ahead of his appearance at The Brand Conference, James Williams, Coca-Cola vice president of Olympic assets and marketing for Tokyo 2020, discusses the soft drinks giant’s longstanding relationship with sport’s showpiece occasion.

24 August 2017 | By George Dudley

Summer Universiade 2017: Fisu president Oleg Matytsin on the university sport mission

Summer Universiade 2017: Fisu president Oleg Matytsin on the university sport mission

With the 29th Summer Universiade underway in Taipei, International University Sports Federation (Fisu) president Oleg Matytsin explains the organisation's hosting model and its plan to get sport to the heart of education.

23 August 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Malaysia Major Events’ Tony Nagamaiah on how the SEA Games are driving a national hosting strategy

Malaysia Major Events’ Tony Nagamaiah on how the SEA Games are driving a national hosting strategy

With the SEA Games underway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Major Events general manager Tony Nagamaiah explains how the multi-sport event fits into a wider national hosting strategy.

21 August 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Fuelling participation and Anthony Joshua: an interview with Lucozade’s James Young

Fuelling participation and Anthony Joshua: an interview with Lucozade’s James Young

James Young, Lucozade Ribena Suntory’s head of partnerships, discusses the campaigns that are broadening the brand’s target audience, and shares his thoughts on the power of partnerships with marketable stars like Anthony Joshua and Harry Kane.

17 August 2017 | By Sam Carp

Centralised thinking: Alastair Waddington on ITN’s partnership with the IAAF

Centralised thinking: Alastair Waddington on ITN’s partnership with the IAAF

Earlier this month ITN Productions agreed a deal with athletics’ global governing body, the IAAF, to form a joint venture for the host broadcasting and media production of the sport’s major events. Alastair Waddington, the ITN Productions director of sport, explains how the partnership came together and how it will work.

09 August 2017 | By George Dudley

Unscriptd: Powering the video of Ronaldo, Kohli and the world’s best athletes

Unscriptd: Powering the video of Ronaldo, Kohli and the world’s best athletes

SportsPro speaks to Brent Scrimshaw, co-founder and chief executive officer of social video platform Unscriptd, to learn more about how global sports stars are using the platform to build their brand.

09 August 2017 | By Sam Carp

Destination Ireland: The Women’s Rugby World Cup and beyond

Destination Ireland: The Women’s Rugby World Cup and beyond

Edel Mitchell, head of international events prospecting and bidding unit at tourism body Fáilte Ireland, tells SportsPro about bidding for and hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup, and how it can help to attract further major events to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

09 August 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Niels de Vos on London 2017 and building a legacy for British athletics

Niels de Vos on London 2017 and building a legacy for British athletics

As the London 2017 World Athletics Championships begin, UK Athletics and local organising committee chief executive Niels de Vos talks to SportsPro about the value of winning, the future of the sport, and preparations for an event that will evoke memories of the city’s Olympics five years ago.

04 August 2017 | By Adam Nelson