Global Media & Sports
is a leading strategic advisor across sports media rights, major events and competition structures.
Specialising in sponsorship and media rights, Global Media & Sports is a leading professional sports advisory firm. Colin Smith, Managing Director has advised leading professional sports and events in Asia, Europe, Australasia and Africa. Colin is recognised as a global authority on structuring events to maximise media rights and sponsorship, and is at the forefront of digital media.
Perspectives on OTT, Sport and Television
What is the future for sports television providers with the rapidly emerging OTT TV and its increasing focus on sports?
Colin Smith and GMS Latest News
Where does the future lie for cricket broadcasting in Australia?
Cricket Australia's broadcasting rights expire next month but, to date, only one of the online behemoths—Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google—has taken a charge at the sport worldwide and it was not for Test matches but the increasingly popular shorter form of the game, Twenty20. read more
Consultant to ARU says governing body 'signed death knell' by agreeing to Super Rugby expansion
Colin Smith, managing director of firm Global Media & Sports, warned the ARU in 2009 and 2013 about the challenges of Super Rugby's model and made it clear the game's stakeholders needed to stand up for what was in Australia's best interest in order for the game to survive. read more
The tech stampede into sport has begun. When will it reach Australia?
Colin Smith, a director at Global Media & Sports, a Sydney based media rights agency suggests it's not unreasonable to think Facebook and other tech giants could be interested in acquiring sports rights in this country, most obviously cricket but also tennis (both up for renegotiation in the near future). read more
Tennis Australia Hunt for New TV Rights
Ross Greenwood interviews Colin Smith, "an ace at these deals". hear the podcast
TV rights for major sports at 'tipping point' after Seven Network loss
Global Media and Sports boss Colin Smith has echoed the view of Seven West Media boss Tim Worner that sports rights had reached a "tipping point". read more
State of the game: The future of watching sport in Australia
These days, consumers are rather more spoilt in getting their sporting fix. Traditional viewing platforms have been augmented by everything from streaming services on laptops, phones and tablets, to podcasts and live blogs. There are options aplenty but they come at a cost. read more