Video Podcast: An Analysis of the Past Relationship of Analogue Media

Welcome to the first podcast element of the Media and Digital Transformation portfolio. Here, I analyse the topic of analogue media within sport. Identifying the origins of traditional media formats allows a comparison to be made in the portfolio with the new forms of consuming sport. Providing an all round picture of the digital media... Continue Reading →

How Pay-Television rescued Rugby League Broadcasting in France and the UK

This podcast discusses the state of Rugby League broadcasting when free-to-air channels lost their monopoly with the rise of pay-tv media, how Rugby League broadcasting has evolved from the beginning of my career until now. https://youtu.be/hhxAJ-kMDLw If you enjoyed the episode leave your views on the topic in the comment section and you van find... Continue Reading →

Who is to blame for content inequality within sport media?

The past blogs in this series have analysed the evolution of media types over the past decades, and how they’re using sport to increase fan engagement, but it is now important to dissect what type of content they are delivering. As we all know, media is one of the biggest forms of communication within our... Continue Reading →

Audio Podcast: An Analysis of New Forms of Consuming Football in a New Media Ecology

In this part of the portfolio, we explore the methods of consuming sport, specifically football, in a new media ecology, through an audio podcast. Here, I interview well-known football broadcaster Bryn Law. With a career in broadcasting of 30 years, previously working at Sky Sports, Bryn is now in a freelance capacity covering the streaming... Continue Reading →

An Analysis of Past Media Ecology in Cricket

Traditional media outlets such as radio and television were the first to enter the cricket broadcasting world, with the later being quite common in Australia from 1926, becoming a common feature alongside Australian domestic matches. It's key to understand past media first before we can explore the sport digital transformation further in blog posts. The... Continue Reading →

The Digital Society: The rise of “new” forms of Media within the present Sport Media Ecology

This is the second instalment of a 6-part series aiming to explore the historical, current and future symbiosis between sport and media by analysing the media and digital transformations that have developed within the sport industry and sport media ecology.

AUDIO PODCAST – The Fight for Attention: New Digital Media’s Impact on the Traditional TV Medium and Model for Sports Rights Broadcasting

The third instalment of a 6-part series aiming to explore the historical, current and future symbiosis between sport and media by analysing the media and digital transformations that have developed within the sport industry and sport media ecology.

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 →

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