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.
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 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
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
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
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