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Striking for Glory with kickboxing’s biggest promotion

Striking for Glory with kickboxing’s biggest promotion

Launched in 2012 with the aim of taking the sport of kickboxing to new heights, GLORY Sports International has already established itself as the world’s leading kickboxing brand. The company faces the challenges of functioning in an increasingly fragmented broadcasting landscape, and the need to bring in a wider audience, but there’s plenty of punching power in the pipeline.

19 October 2017 | By Elena Holmes

Pivot to video: Going OTT with Sportradar

Pivot to video: Going OTT with Sportradar

Sports data and content specialist Sportradar AG dramatically enhanced its over-the-top streaming capabilities with its acquisition of Sportsman Media Holding in 2016. A year on, the Swiss-based firm is eyeing further growth in a burgeoning OTT market.

19 October 2017 | By Michael Long

One vision: How Eurovision Media Services is shaping the future

One vision: How Eurovision Media Services is shaping the future

The European Broadcasting Union unites the interests of public service media in 56 countries in a rapidly changing media environment. Through its business arm, Eurovision Media Services, it is playing a full part in shaping the future of content production and distribution.

18 October 2017 | By George Dudley

Live and direct: A look across the OTT landscape

Live and direct: A look across the OTT landscape

Silicon Valley tech giants, traditional media powerhouses, virtual MVPDs, rights holders, budding startups dubbed the ‘Netflix of sports’ – all are jostling for position in a booming OTT streaming sector that is redefining the way sport is distributed and consumed.

18 October 2017 | By Michael Long

Eastern promises: Lagardère’s Chinese venture

Eastern promises: Lagardère’s Chinese venture

As Lagardère Sports and Entertainment celebrates the opening of its major new office in Shanghai, the company’s chief executive, Andrew Georgiou, explains how local knowledge is helping the agency get ahead in the country, and why no one in the west has yet truly understood the growth of China.

16 October 2017 | By Adam Nelson

The Rio Olympics: one year on

The Rio Olympics: one year on

A country in political meltdown and economic retreat, a city and state in financial turmoil and facing a public security crisis, organisers with unpaid debts and struggling to fulfil their lofty legacy promises. One year on from the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, how did it come to this?

03 August 2017 | By Michael Long

Whan’s world: The LPGA’s commissioner reflects on eight years in charge

Whan’s world: The LPGA’s commissioner reflects on eight years in charge

For Mike Whan, running the Ladies Professional Golf Association is all about creating opportunities. It is a mantra that has come to define his eight years as the tour's commissioner, one which has taken women's golf and its leading circuit to new heights and unprecedented popularity.

06 July 2017 | By Michael Long

In pursuit of greatness: Andre De Grasse and the thrill of the chase

In pursuit of greatness: Andre De Grasse and the thrill of the chase

A lucrative endorsement deal with Puma in late 2015 helped cast Andre De Grasse as the next big thing in track and field. After a record haul of three medals at last year’s Olympics in Rio, and with Usain Bolt’s glittering career coming to an end, the Canadian sprint sensation is on track to become one of his sport’s most marketable stars.

22 June 2017 | By Michael Long

Upgrading the view: New technology in the modern sports venue

Upgrading the view: New technology in the modern sports venue

Though the live experience remains the pinnacle of sport, that has not stopped stadium operators looking at how to improve it. With technology developing all the time, new ways are constantly emerging to augment the in-venue experience for fans and drive value for clubs, both subtly and dramatically transforming the way we watch live sport.

22 May 2017 | By Adam Nelson

Heavyweights: Behind the scenes at Joshua v Klitschko

Heavyweights: Behind the scenes at Joshua v Klitschko

On 29th April, in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, Anthony Joshua met Wladimir Klitschko on the biggest night of heavyweight boxing in over a decade. SportsPro went behind the scenes at a promotion that restored the power of one of sport’s blue riband events.

12 May 2017 | By Eoin Connolly

Striking out: fencing’s digital advance

Striking out: fencing’s digital advance

The formation of the annual FIE Fencing Grand Prix series in 2014 gave the sport of fencing an elite-level showcase outside of Olympic years. Now, with social media and the emergence of new over-the-top streaming options having created direct ways of reaching the uninitiated fan, the International Fencing Federation is taking its repackaged event concept to a digital audience.

26 April 2017 | By Michael Long

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