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Sports League Rights: Optimizing vs Maximizing Value

The combination of technology, disintermediation, loosened regulation, changing consumer behavior and views on betting are dramatically changing the landscape and power dynamics in sports A few weeks ago, I looked at the new dynamics in the business of sports media,… Continue Reading →

Your Company’s Beacon?

Your Company’s North Star is the singular belief and principle that drives all other decisions. But companies should also have organizations that provide a beacon for where they want to steer their ship. As an entrepreneur, you’ll always be benchmarked… Continue Reading →

Why Is It Hard to Value Sports-Related Stocks?

Cord cutting disrupted the business of sports. Betting has hit the sports landscape like a meteor at a time when a pandemic has already knocked it off its feet. Whenever I see so much run-up across so many stocks, I… Continue Reading →

Who Will Win the Sports Betting Match?

Demand and Supply in media no longer makes sense to support traditional models, in general. In sports in particular, the entire landscape is being redrawn and business models and valuations being re-examined. The world of sports coverage and sports betting… Continue Reading →

ESPN’s Shutting Down of eSports Division a Reflection on eSports, ESPN & Innovator’s Dilemma

When ESPN shelved its eSports division, it was easy to view it was a bearish sign. Was it? Nyet. As my colleague mentioned: “We already have plenty of eSports organizations, networks, etc that have been providing this content for years. EVO,… Continue Reading →

Covid Accelerated ESPN’s Future

“Covid has elements of the fear that we felt after 9/11, the financial worry that we experienced in 2008, and the unknown that surrounds a natural disaster like a hurricane or tornado all rolled into one.”Politico’s Robert Allbritton ESPN remains… Continue Reading →

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