What is going on in Qatar? Unpacking Fifa's World Cup troubles and the unrelated return of Bob Iger to Disney
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4d ago
SportsPro’s George Breare and Tom Bassam go in-depth on all issues and big questions coming out of the early days of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and spend a little bit of time talking about Bob Iger's return to Disney.Talking points: ◦ (2:25) - The key issues in focus in Qatar ◦ (7:46) - The Budweiser ban fallout ◦ (13:16) - Are we seeing sportswashing in action? ◦ (20:20) - What now for Fifa and Gianni Infantino? ◦ (25:49) - Will major event host now face greater scrutiny? ◦ (33:00) - The outlook for the 2026 World Cup ◦ (34:40) - Brands differing approaches to Qatar 2022 ◦ (44:27) - Bob Iger ba ..read more
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How Roblox works with sports, the collapse of FTX and Viaplay eyes the EFL
SportsPro Podcast
by SportsPro
1w ago
SportsPro’s George Breare and Steve McCaskill are joined on the latest episode of the SportsPro Podcast by Christina Wootton, vice president of global partnerships, Roblox. Before Wootton joins the conversation, the hosts wrap up some of the big sports industry news stories of the last week. Talking points: The collapse of FTX and the impact of the cryptocurrency struggles (0:45) Viaplay making moves for the English Football League (EFL) story (9:28) Has the Rugby League World Cup been a success? (13:58) Christina Wootton interview:  How does Roblox work? (17:40) As a metaverse, what d ..read more
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PTPA director Ahmad Nassar’s vision to shake up tennis player representation
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by SportsPro
2w ago
Ahmad Nassar knows a thing or two about the commercial value of elite athletes. As founding chief executive of OneTeam Partners and the former president of NFL Players Inc., Nassar has helped develop group licensing opportunities and maximise the collective marketing potential of top stars across a range of major leagues in team sports.  Now, as executive director of the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA), an independent player advocacy group set up by Novak Djokovic and Vasek Pospisil in 2020, Nassar is working to create new earning opportunities for male and female tennis p ..read more
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Laureus Sport For Good Index Podcast Special | Championing the brands making a positive impact through sport
SportsPro Podcast
by SportsPro
3w ago
In this special episode of the SportsPro Podcast, host George Breare is joined by Adam Fraser, chief executive of the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation, and Jessica Clancy, senior vice president of corporate social responsibility at NBCUniversal, to discuss the second edition of the Laureus Sport For Good Index. Launched in 2021 to recognise brands making a positive social and environmental impact through sport, the Index once again shines a light on 29 companies whose work is setting the standard, bringing about meaningful progress, and ultimately changing lives. On the agenda in this episod ..read more
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Six Nations CEO Ben Morel on the Autumn internationals, CVC and creating a year-round product
SportsPro Podcast
by SportsPro
3w ago
George Breare and Tom Bassam visit Six Nations HQ to talk to the annual European international rugby union tournament's chief executive, Ben Morel. Talking points: The evolution of the Autumn Nations Series (1:02) Making the best use of CVC's investment (8:39) The impact of the TikTok partnership (16:36) How technology changes the commercial conversation (20:28) The Six Nations' broadcast strategy (24:46) Will the Autumn Nations Series go to new territories? (30:08) The health of the club game (3728 ..read more
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Weekly Wrap | Talking Sportel and SportsPro’s NEW ERA
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by SportsPro
1M ago
George Breare and Tom Bassam are joined by SportsPro technology editor Steve McCaskill, who dials in from the wrong side of the tracks in Monaco to provide an update from on the ground at Sportel. Then, in part two,  GB Snowsports chief executive Vicky Gosling and Tennis Channel editor in chief Andi Chu talk us through SportsPro’s NEW ERA gender equality programme, while also sharing some of their own experiences of the challenges facing women in the sports industry ..read more
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Weekly Wrap | Things to keep an eye on in the NBA and the EFL's plans to end the Saturday 3pm blackout
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by SportsPro
1M ago
SportsPro's George Breare and Tom Bassam are back together for a quick hit on the latest sports industry news. On the slate for this week's show are the new National Basketball Association (NBA) season and the English Football League's (EFL) plans to end the UK's Saturday 3pm soccer blackout with its next domestic rights deal. Talking points: Three big themes for the new NBA season (01:25) The NBA's new app (03:20) Can the NBA get US$75 billion for its next US rights deal? (06:56) Does the expanded NBA playoff format add value (10:40) What is the EFL is planning for its next domestic rights ..read more
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Podcast | Who is the most marketable athlete on the planet today?
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by SportsPro
1M ago
Who is the most marketable athlete on the planet today? What makes one athlete more marketable than another? How should the term ‘marketability’ be defined? What do brands look for when aligning with an athlete? SportsPro has been asking itself such questions every year since it first released its annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Marketable Athletes in 2010. The process of answering them has sparked some interesting debates and a constant reevaluation of what it means to be marketable at any given time. In this special episode of the SportsPro Podcast, released to coincide with the 13th ..read more
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Big Interview | ICC’s Geoff Allardice on cricket going DTC and why T20 is the route to growth
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by SportsPro
1M ago
Geoff Allardice, chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC), sits down with George Breare ahead of the men’s Twenty20 World Cup. In addition to a preview of the tournament, the conversation explores cricket’s balance between respecting tradition and pursuing innovation for growth. On the agenda is the importance of T20 for cricket to gain a foothold in key growth territories and why the US has the potential to be the sport’s third largest media market. Allardice also explores the future of the women’s game and the role Test cricket has to play.  Finally, the discussion mo ..read more
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Weekly Wrap | Women’s sport special with the ECB, RFU and Twitter, plus a Rugby World Cup preview
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by SportsPro
1M ago
SportsPro content manager George Breare returns from a short break to helm the latest episode of the Weekly Wrap podcast. In part one, Breare is joined by SportsPro senior staff writer Ed Dixon to get the lowdown on his recent interview with Sally Horrox, World Rugby’s director of the women’s game, ahead of the imminent Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Then, recording from Visa’s European headquarters following an exclusive event co-hosted by SportsPro and Two Circles, Breare sits down with the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) Anna Shaw, Twitter’s Roisin O’Shea and Alex Teasdale of the ..read more
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