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The Future Of Sports Broadcasting

The Future Of Sports Broadcasting

On Saturday, 10 October 2009, a ground breaking event will take place in the world of football and internet broadcasting. Ukraine will play host to England in a FIFA world cup football qualifier, a match that signals the first but certainly not the last time that a sporting event of such prestige is to be broadcast via internet only.

A particular set of circumstances has led to this event coming to be available over the web only. As it were, Setanta, the Irish TV broadcaster who in 2009 declared bankruptcy, originally owned the broadcast rights to the game. With Setanta’s demise, the Ukrainian football association were unable to find an alternative broadcaster willing to purchase the TV broadcast rights. Therefore, taking an alternative route to monetize the game, they have decided to make it available over the net.

So what does this mean for televised sport in general? For one thing, this could very well signal the beginning of a new trend in the arena of sporting event rights: the internet only broadcast. Can an internet broadcaster go it alone and utilise a medium where viewers are still accustomed to accessing content for free? By the advance sale of viewing spots for this game , the answer is a resounding yes.

And if this event were to pass off without a hitch, it will lay the foundation for a plethora of events to follow. Of course television rights inject cash into a huge number of sporting competitions, but what is happening in today’s digital age is that more and more non official viewing links are appearing on the internet. If internet broadcast streams were to be made official and monetized, then revenue can remain within the sporting circles, thereby sustaining it.

Internet broadcasts are not yet mature enough to replace TV broadcasts, and not by a long shot. Various issues such as bandwidth availability, advertising and educating users in web technology are influencing factors. However, one can envisage that if broadcasters were to offer reliable and affordable pay per view services in the same way that iTunes has legalised a large portion of music downloads, then it is a good bet that we will see more and more events, which are normally associated with TV, embracing the internet and the fast growing online demographic.

Ukraine to ask FIFA to expel Russia from the World Cup if Putin doesn’t back down

Ukraine to ask FIFA to expel Russia from the World Cup if Putin doesn’t back down

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limit my search to /r/socceruse the following search parameters to narrow your results:see the search faq for details. Yugoslavia continued to exist. The SFRY became the FRY in 1992 and they were recognized as an official successor state (meaning they keep the country codes, UN seats, and all the formalities) and continues to do so as Serbian and Montenegro, Serbia, etc.

The country was short hand referred to as until Milosevic was deposed.

The specific reason of why Yugoslavia was excluded from Euro was because UN Security Council Resolution 757 was passed only 10 days before the tournament began. This resolution was imposed because Yugoslavia had not complied with the earlier 752 resolution which called for an end to violence, control of militas and progress towards a cease fire and peace agreement.

The 757 resolution imposed economic, commercial and military sanctions against Yugoslavia, which meant the team could not complete at the Euros and were replaced with Denmark.

I not sure a unified Yugoslavian national team would even been possible at that point.

There was a Yugoslav team, mostly made up of Serbs and they topped their qualifying group.

Actually Mxico wasn the back up. When rumors that Colombia was In trouble and would probably not make it as host, Henry Kissinger began to lobby FIFA very hard for the US to be the host. When Colombia gave up the rights, FIFA found itself in a conundrum, sure the US was a fit host, but it was coming off a bad few years for local football. The NASL was dying a slow death in empty stadiums and looked like the sport was in decline there.

Already worried, they looked for alternatives. One was proposed by the powerful FIFA vice president of Television and Technology, Guillermo Caedo, Mexico. Caedo was also a vice president at Televisa and the president of Club Amerca. For years he had used his position at Televisa to test every new TV technology for FIFA. He reminded them that Mexico had state of the art technology for producing games for broadcasting, decent stadiums and because Televisa being an ally of Mexico ruling party (PRI) they would have implicit and full government backing. Joao Havelange let it be know unofficially that he personally backed Caedo proposal and that the world cup was also an unofficial tribute to Caedo tireless work in making football an attractive product for TV.