Ahead of the eighth NBA London Game next month, Ben Morel, managing director for NBA EMEA, discusses the evolution of basketball in Europe, fan engagement, and the fixture’s new partnerships with Müller and Nike.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Sir Craig Reedie reacts to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision to ban Russia from PyeongChang 2018, and discusses what might be next for the disgraced European nation.
Russell James, director of digital engagement at England’s Football Association (FA), outlines the governing body’s partnership with its new digital partner, Cognizant, and explains how it aims to develop the women’s and grassroots games by adapting to changes in the digital environment.
Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Sarah Lewis, secretary general of the International Ski Federation (FIS), looks back on a packed year for the global governing body and provides an update on the organisation’s preparations for February's Games.
Joël Bouzou, the president and founder of Peace and Sport, talks about the initiative’s projects and development over the last ten years, the role sport has to play in the peace movement, and the challenges that will be discussed at this year’s International Forum.
Mark Blair, senior vice president, international at Brightcove, explains how the company has adapted to changes in the digital environment to help clients distribute video content seamlessly across various devices and formats.
Rahul Kadavakolu, Rakuten’s director of global marketing and branding, discusses the Japanese ecommerce firm’s partnerships with two of sport’s biggest brands, and explains what its distribution deal with the NBA means for the company going forward.
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.
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.
Sportel chief executive Laurent Puons and exclusive marketing agent David Jones talk to SportsPro about the growth of the conferences and what the make-up of attendees and exhibitors tells us about the future of sports broadcasting.
David Bruce, vice president of brand at Major League Soccer (MLS), discusses the league’s status in global soccer, how it is developing as a brand and David Beckham’s proposed Miami franchise.
After the launch of Lagardère Plus and its subsequent acquisition of creative agency Brave, SportsPro speaks with two of the senior figures involved about the new entity and how it will operate going forward.
As the NFL returns to London on Sunday, Mark Waller, the league’s executive vice president of international, discusses the league’s growth outside the US and where the opportunities lie for the future.
Nick Arcuri, the vice president of products at OMNIGON, outlines the fan engagement benefits of the company's new content delivery platform, Corebine.
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.
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.