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 →

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 →

Have Social Media Disrupted Football Consumption?

While researching to write a chapter on digital and social media disruptions on the consumption of football for an upcoming book on The Business of FIFA I went about collecting data from a particular social media platform - YouTube - to discuss the possible transformations that the so-called digital revolution has caused on sport. For... Continue Reading →

Digital Disruption and the European Super League in Football

Sunday night was unveiled that twelve powerful football clubs across Europe – six of them from the English Premier League {Liverpool; Manchester City…Digital Disruption and the European Super League in Football

Road Cycling, Strade Bianche 2021 and Gender Inequalities

As today it is International Women’s Day in this post I want to reflect on gender inequalities in road cycling, and more specifically on the 2021 …Road Cycling, Strade Bianche 2021 and Gender Inequalities

From Traditional to Digital Media

Building from the previous week on Digital Media for International Marketing where we have discussed the development of the symbiotic relationship …From Traditional to Digital Media

Continuities and Discontinuities in Sport Media

Following on my previous discussion about digital disruption on traditional sport media ecology (see post here) today I will reflect on how this disruption is not a complete break from the past but expresses both through continuities and discontinuities. As I have shown on other posts like this one on Le Tour de France and... Continue Reading →

The Sport Media Ecology

As I have argued in the Project page (see here) sport might be considered as the most serious of our mundane passions; so, how this unimportant pastime of the masses became so important to many of us to a point where during its absence in the course of the current Covid-19 pandemic we might have... Continue Reading →

Para-Social Interactions, Social Media, and Sport

It is commonly said that social media platforms have disrupted the traditional media ecology by allowing two-way communication between audience and …Para-Social Interactions, Social Media, and Sport

Football Without Fans? Media Spreadability, Twitter, and Bundesliga on New Coronavirus Lockdown

Yesterday I wrote about my feelings in relation to the new normal in sports broadcasting when the Bundesliga resumed its season behind closed doors .…Football Without Fans? Media Spreadability, Twitter, and Bundesliga on New Coronavirus Lockdown

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