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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Video Podcast – New Digital Media and Gender Inequality in Sport.

This podcast, focuses on and discusses new digital media and gender inequality in sport. A topic of conversation within the podcast discusses how the history of gender inequality has developed, and how sports organisations have utilised social media to increase consumer engagement. https://youtu.be/CUFC2kd5I-o Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching!

The Effect eSports on the Sporting Industry in particular the Football Industry during the Pandemic.

My recent blog posts have covered the digital disruption in the football industry and the digital revolution in sports media ecology in women's football. In continuation of this, this blog is going to analyse the effect of eSports on the football industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. eSports is set to become one of the fastest... Continue Reading →

The unknown! A discussion about virtual reality and the world of Esports

The penultimate interaction of this 6 part series in which myself and fellow sports marketing masters student, Jack Prentice, will be discussing the growth of Esports accompanied with an evaluation of the lastest IT craze, virtual reality, or VR as it is more commonly known. As some of you may, or may not know, the... Continue Reading →

Has Instagram created the Fake Footballer?

From a very static internet showing one-way communication in web 1.0, towards web 2.0 that encourages complex networking, interaction, the main characteristics of social media include; framework for participation, content agnostic, community features (Lingren, 2021). The creation of social profiles has aided the rapid rise of Instagram in a sporting sense, football clubs can now... Continue Reading →

An Analysis of New Platforms in a Newer Sport Media Ecology

The development of digital media has brought about the emergence of several new media platforms for sports content to be distributed from. Web 2.0's creative, democratic, interactive and complex network characteristics has fostered the platformisation of social media, apps, E-sports and VR/AR as channels for sporting content (Lindgren, 2017). Social media's defining attributes and features... Continue Reading →

An Analysis of New ‘Sports’ in a newer media Ecology

Fundamentally, the shifting behaviour patterns of the consumer has influenced this adaptation of new technologies, such as e-sports, AR/VR and fantasy sports to name a selection. Grasping the attention of the consumer is as competitive as ever and now requires captivation methods for increased level of engagement. For example, in 2017, consumers in the UK... Continue Reading →

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