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

Interviews on SBS's The World Game


The big question facing the AFL and its broadcasters

Fans could begin to question the legitimacy of the season and broadcasters could seek a further reduction in rights fees if more AFL matches are postponed or cancelled, according to Colin Smith. READ MORE

It's 'me first': Australia warned over trans-Tasman plans

Broadcast rights expert Colin Smith give the thumbs up to a private equity investment in the commercial rights to Super Rugby, or whatever replaces it. READ MORE

Rugby Australia fiddles while the code burns

Colin Smith, who wrote the 2014 report for RUPA warning of the flaws of SANZAAR expansion, says "RA must get their transformation on and off the field absolutely right this time, otherwise their fan base will disappear". READ MORE

Streaming-rights battle brewing after sharp drop in Millennials watching NRL on TV

Global Media and Sports boss Colin Smith predicted there would be a serious fight to attain exclusive rights to broadcasting games digitally in the future. READ MORE