How has Covid-19 Affected Sports Broadcasting?

They think it's all over - it is for the time being. Sam Handley takes a look at what broadcasters are doing to counter the drop in revenue while live sport is suspended.

VAR, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing?

In the 2010's, the football world underwent some significant changes. From nuanced transfer clauses to advanced goal-line technology, the game has been modernised. In the last year of the decade, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was finally introduced in the Premier League. Since then, the ripples of that technology have been felt far and wide. … Continue reading VAR, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing?

50+1 Rule: The Bundesliga

“While the rest of Europe has boring leagues, half-empty stadia and clubs on the verge of bankruptcy, German football is in remarkable health.” Former UEFA President Michel Platini’s words of praise for the Bundesliga at the 41st DFB Conference are proof of Germany’s vibrant and sustainable football league, especially its first division, the Bundesliga. This … Continue reading 50+1 Rule: The Bundesliga

Tackling Match Fixing

Last week several players, ex-players and senior club figures from Spain's top three divisions were arrested and questioned by the police. Their alleged crime? Match Fixing. The police claimed to have spotted a familiar pattern of money moving between certain individuals and an increase in betting of roughly 14 times the normal in a Segunda Division … Continue reading Tackling Match Fixing