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

TV networks to look for exclusivity in search of 'halo' effect

Respected broadcast rights analyst Colin Smith says television networks will increasingly prioritise exclusivity in deals with sporting bodies, and the 'halo' effect of major events still works. READ MORE

Fox Sports' Test ratings flat but bosses not seeing red due to streaming

Colin Smith says that Foxtel’s daily national Test average audience of 257,000 was still "pretty good numbers" but believes its streaming subscriber numbers are low. READ MORE

Open season: A-League urged to explore feasibility of winter switch

With the A-League's television ratings and attendances on a concerning downward trajectory, and the competition failing to capitalise on the "clear air"of summer, the time is nigh for some "out-of-the-box thinking" and research, according to broadcast rights advisor Colin Smith. READ MORE

Own goal? Manchester City’s parent raises lots of eyebrows with massive spending to add more clubs

Colin Smith believes the future of City Football Group (CFG), the owner of Manchester City, looks bright too – so long as CFG continued to invest heavily. READ MORE