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
Rugby League Central is considering all of its options, including bringing broadcast production of its matches in-house. But Colin Smith believes in-house production could increase rather than reduce costs.READ MORE
Global Media and Sports boss Colin Smith - who has advised the NRL, AFL and ARU during previous rights negotiations - said centralised broadcasting often didn’t make financial sense. READ MORE
With TV networks in Australia and around the world increasingly reluctant to pay ever increasing amounts for sporting content, organising bodies may increasingly turn to the gambling industry to help secure their financial futures. Sports rights expert Colin Smith says the Tabcorp-NFL deal would be a precursor to more rights diversification around the world, and would open the door to betting companies snatching up more content. READ MORE
Australia’s leading expert on sports rights, Global Sport and Media’s Colin Smith says, "It appears neither the ARLC nor the NRL clubs have a strategy here. With the real and present cautionary future of the AFL that has solidified its base in Sydney with the Swans, its overall financial muscle and long-term thinking building a similar position for western Sydney, Gold Coast and Brisbane, the AFL by 2035-40 could be the national football code." READ MORE