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


Caution urged as Dangerfield calls for fixture rethink

Dangerfield insists the sport needs to be "open" to a long-term change in fixturing but Colin Smith has urged caution over suggestions teams could play up to 27 home-and-away matches. READ MORE

NRL must be praised for club unity, but it's a fragile alliance

Clubs remain united when it's an even playing field but V'landys argues he is motivated by what's best for the competition, rather than the club. READ MORE

Big participation doesn’t lead to TV ratings success for sport, research finds

"You can't assume there's a natural flow on from participation to viewing," says Colin Smith. "You need to have a strategy in how you get fans interested or entice them to follow your particular league. READ MORE

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