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
Network Ten's future rides heavily on the outcome of sports contracts
"It would be a gutsy call for any sports administration to go with Ten under its current circumstances," says broadcast rights expert Colin Smith, the managing director of Global Media & Sports. read more
Network Ten's trouble to affect BBL rights
Colin Smith, one of the nation's eminent sports media-rights strategists, believes Ten's precarious financial position is a serious issue for Cricket Australia as it could compromise the looming battle for Big Bash League broadcast rights that are set to fetch $250-300 million. read more
How the ARLC could dismantle the NRL's planned $150m investment in digital technology
Colin Smith, one of Australia's leading sports media-rights strategists, points out that no definitive business case has been done to determine the merits of direct delivery of games to fans. He suggests the NRL would need 2.5 million subscribers merely to break even and many more to deliver the $1.2 billion over five years currently paid by Fox Sports. read more
Ten's A-League TV deal
Sports broadcasting expert Colin Smith says Ten's A-League TV deal is a mixed bag. read more
Consultant warns Super Rugby killing the code in Australia
Colin Smith, whose firm Global Media and Sports warned the Australian Rugby Union about the challenges inherent in the Super Rugby model in 2009 and 2013, said rugby in Australia was at an "absolutely critical juncture" and would not recover if the game's administrators did not stand up for what was in the sport's best interests at home. read more
Rugby bosses need to stand up for Australia
Three years ago the Australian Rugby Union received a report from the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) and consultancy Global Sports & Media. The report warned: "If the ARU were to support the currently proposed Super Rugby competition model...then they would arguably not be looking after the best interests of Australian rugby." History shows the 18-team league was just about a disaster in 2016 for the Australian sides, all of whom lost money as fans struggled to understand the expanded and unwieldy competition. read more