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.
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Colin Smith and GMS Latest News
AFLW TV rights: AFL looking to secure broadcast deal for women’s game
Media rights expert Colin Smith, who helped secure a rights deal for Super Netball, said the AFL could strike a similar rights deal for the AFLW. The netball deal is a revenue share model where Channel 9 pays the cost to produce the matches, but all revenue generated (from advertising and other commercial deals) is shared between the TV company and Netball Australia. read more
Tough times for Australians serving up success at the majors
Leading media rights expert Colin Smith of Global Media and Sports argues Tennis Australia should invest its mega Australian Open returns in high performance sport, where the presence of Australians in the second week of the grand slams will further boost TV ratings and attendance at home. read more
Cricket broadcast pay wall looms: expert
The Nine Network, which broadcasts the national team, is understood to be keen on taking Big Bash League rights off Ten, which could mean putting together a bid with Fox Sports, according to Global Sports Media director Colin Smith. read more
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