Do football fans like VAR?

The digital transformations to football did not take place only in terms of media and the consumption of sport through the different social media platforms - or it evolving to the sport metaverse; but also to football itself. During the last years professional football saw the introduction of the video assistant referee (VAR), especially making... Continue Reading →

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Does Apple have plans for a metaverse? It might involve Apple TV+ and sport

During Apple's first fiscal quarter earnings call, Tim Cook was asked about Apple's plans for the metaverse by a Morgan Stanley analyst and Cook's reply focused solely on ARKit and all the different apps available on the App Store that benefit from those technological affordances. In a way, Cook's vision for an Apple Metaverse lies... Continue Reading →

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What the Metaverse means for the Sport Industry?

In a preview post I have discussed what I envision to be the future of sport and media and hinted to a moment where our reality is augmented by the transformations coming from digital technologies. In that post I have used Star Wars' Holochess as an example of what traditional sports broadcasting will look like... Continue Reading →

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Digital Revolution? Persisting Gender Inequalities in Digital Sports Broadcasting: The case of FIFA TV on YouTube

The digital revolution has been heralded as a transformative force in terms of the relationship between sport and media, especially what concerns sports broadcasting, women's sport, and the long standing gender inequalities. The arrival of new digital media such as social media platforms (eg YouTube) have been received with enthusiasm in regards of democratisation of... Continue Reading →

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What is the future of sport and media?

Trying to correctly predict the future of sport and media might be a daunting affair as the pace of technological disruptions and transformations rising from the digital revolution appears to be ever increasing. For instance, taking Nicholas Negroponte's famous analysis on Being Digital - a work written in the mid-90s just before the dot-com bubble... Continue Reading →

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Is YouTube taking over TV in sport? Digital transformations in the sports media industry

For many decades TV has been the main media for consuming and watching live sport, but with the digital transformations taking place over the last few years in the sports media industry maybe it is possible to argue that new entrants such as YouTube have the potential to replace and take over the position as... Continue Reading →

Audio Podcast: Fantasy football as a new media platform

Welcome back to the latest part of the series, where things are being presented in a different format today to give you guys a different viewing experience! Today's episode is an audio podcast hosted by myself, with guest presenter and Leeds United TV host Jack Durkin, who discuss different elements of how fantasy football as... Continue Reading →

Video Podcast: The digital audience and participatory culture on sport

The final part of this series provides viewers with a new experience of me presenting a podcast, with the key talking points including the factors associated with the digital audience, and the participatory culture of audiences linking to their impact on sports consumption. The video starts off with an introduction as to the traditional media... Continue Reading →

I bet you a skin! The growing concern over the gamification and gamblification of eSports

Welcome to my last blog post of my digital media transformation series in which I will continuing on my last audio podcast and be discussing the convergence of eSports and betting. Along with this, I will be discussing the implications this convergence has already had on sport consumption and the impact it will have on... Continue Reading →

Sport Media Ecology: an analysis of the future

In my first two blog posts we looked at the past and present ecology of sports media, so it is only right to look into the future to predict what might be happening in the years to come.  There are many possibilities of where the sports media could take us, as media is constantly evolving.... Continue Reading →

Digital Audiences – The New Online Audience

Following on from the first three blogs I believe that it will be interesting to discuss how the digital audience affects the content generated in the online environment to ensure the success of the media generated. Audiences are referred to as a collective of receivers being attentive but passive listeners/spectators in public settings (McQuail &... Continue Reading →

Social Media in Sport – Audio Podcast

In this audio podcast we analyse how social media is used within sport. The use of social media in the sporting arena has become prevalent in recent times. This podcast will discuss the relevance of social media to the fans, its instant content and the benefits to the organisation and fans. https://youtu.be/c63i8Sj0TTI Hope you enjoyed... Continue Reading →

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