As basketball’s Philadelphia 76ers emerge from a gruelling period of rebuilding, the mood at parent company Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment is bouncing. A group that stresses the value of bright people and good ideas now wants to take all of its teams to the next level and become a major global influence.
Increased esports interest across the board has also attracted the attention of the gambling industry. Sportradar's James Watson explains how esports organisers are dealing with the opportunities that come with higher revenues from betting, but also the challenges that come with closer scrutiny.
The SAP Arena is a 15,000-seater testing ground for fan engagement technology which promises to take the concept to the next level. Fadi Naoum, head of sports and entertainment at SAP, lifts the lid on the development process and discusses the sector's future.
Ben Paterson, Genius Sports’ Integrity Operations Director, explains how data has helped power the company’s leading integrity products, and explains why sporting bodies need to take protecting themselves from corruption seriously.
Lilian Thuram won some of soccer’s most coveted titles, but the Frenchman remains unsatisfied. Now retired, he tells SportsPro about his experiences of racist abuse, and discusses what must be done to combat discrimination in sport.
Andy Haworth, managing director of content and strategy at BT, tells SportsPro about how the major content sharing agreement arose and what it means for BT TV.
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.
President Steven Scebelo discusses the creation of REP Worldwide, a 'first of its kind' brand management and group licensing venture launched this week by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).
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.