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 →

How new digital platforms saw the rise of fantasy leagues and eSports

In the video below, we discuss how new digital platforms came to prominence within today's society largely due to the emergence of web 2.0, and how from this, sports organisations have begun to implement their own sport consumption platforms in the form of fantasy leagues and eSports. Thank you all for following the series, If... Continue Reading →

Analysis of Traditional Media in Football

Media has always been an important part of the growth of sports. Older forms of media were useful to the spread of local sports and helped created a community within the local area. These old forms of media have helped form the current media outlets that we see and use today. This is a podcast... Continue Reading →

How new sport consumption trends saw the emergence of GolfTV

Within the podcast below, I discussed how advancements in digital technology has begun to shift our sport consumption patterns, and how this has resulted in an abundance of online streaming platforms to emerge within sport, paying particular focus on the Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming platform GolfTV. https://youtu.be/vf734y6uFmk ★★

Youtube Video and Podcast about Social Media, Algorithms, Gender Inequality and how it all connects with sports.

Below you'll be able to watch my audio podcast about gender inequalities in sports through social media. For this podcast I interviewed a volunteer whose identity will be kept anonymous, for privacy reasons, but feel free to try and answer the questions I am making to the participant on your own time as well. *Challenge... Continue Reading →

Analysis of Football Club In-House Media Transformations

https://youtu.be/QZ131QW5GTk I've spent the past three years working within the media and marketing departments of FC Halifax Town. This video discusses how digital transformations have affected in-house club media streams, and the opportunities and challenges it has provided, as well as comparing my experiences to academic literature.

How has social media changed the athlete-fan relationship?

The development of social media channels has no doubt enabled fans to be closer to their favourite team, athletes and personalities than ever before. However, just how much has social media changed altered the fan-athlete relationship and what are the positive or negative impacts as a result of this? The development of social media has... Continue Reading →

Digital audiences and sports fans

Audiences have long been considered as a collection of receivers, an attentive but passive listener, a spectator in a public setting. They can easily become more specific when looking at the people targeted, the content, time, form of distribution (e.g which T.V channel/ platform) and place. However, no matter the above factors, audiences are mostly... Continue Reading →

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