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
"Brisbane is currently underserved by the NRL," Colin Smith says. "A second Brisbane team makes sense, compared to an 18-team competition, which is a completely different set of analysis. Significantly, broadcasters, both Channel Nine and Fox Sports, want another NRL team in Brisbane." READ MORE
Media rights expert Colin Smith has "always argued State of Origin is something really unique. There is nothing like it. The question is will the sum of the parts be greater than the sum of the whole?" READ MORE
Rupert Murdoch's new media strategy – "get big, or get out" – has dire consequences for Foxtel and is therefore bad news for the future of Australian professional sport. READ MORE
All of Australia’s sporting codes – including the AFL and NRL – could be impacted as pay TV provider Foxtel reins in spending on "non-marquee" sports, in a sign the era of record rights deals may be ending. READ MORE