Global Media & Sports

A leading strategic advisor for sports, events and media organisations on maximising returns

Global Media & Sports is a leading professional sports advisory firm specialising in media rights, structures and events for sports.

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.

  • Media Rights Advisor
  • Sport Sponsorship Advisory Firm
  • Broadcasting Rights Advisor

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? GMS believes that OTT is the next evolution in broadcasting. LEARN MORE

Colin Smith & GMS Latest News

Interviews on SBS's The World Game


Origin is where NRL will see high-tackle crackdown hit game’s hip pocket

Colin Smith argues the choice of Townsville as the location of Wednesday’s first Origin match sends a message to the public that the NRL no longer views the three-game state contest as its jewel. READ MORE

Conference proposal tipped to turn off NRL viewers

Colin Smith says that a proposal to split the NRL into two conferences, which would result in new teams being added in Brisbane and New Zealand, would probably result in smaller TV audiences. READ MORE

Why NFL's $100 billion broadcast deal is great news for NRL, AFL

While the pandemic forced a renegotiation of TV rights in Australia and created an expectation the fees paid by broadcasters would fall globally, Smith argues there are two exceptions: where a sport is a nation's unique or dominant game, or where it is the dominant nation for a sport. READ MORE

NRL's need for speed on trial as Cameron Smith calls time

Sports broadcast rights expert Colin Smith says, "What we’ve seen out of COVID, leagues that are attractive and fast-moving have done really well, and that’s irrespective of the broadcast platform." READ MORE