Sep 05, 2017 23:09
SPECIAL REPORT: Star strategy spot on, IPL bidding points to mature marketplace

MUMBAI: To the winner go the spoils, but if the price is NOT right, it can also prove a poisoned chalice. The fact that the global media rights to world cricket's biggest and most valuable property did NOT go for some ridiculous figure is proof positive not only that Uday Shanker's strategy team at Star India were bang on with their…

Sep 01, 2017 10:09
SPECIAL REPORT: Digital the chaos catalyst in IPL rights bidding

MUMBAI: As the clock counts down to the opening on Monday, September 4, of bid documents and announcement of the holder/s for the next five years of media rights to world cricket's most prized property - the Indian Premier League - a second look at the contenders, the pretenders and the numbers in play.

Mar 07, 2014 10:03
CII SCORECARD 2014: Affordable, accessible sports infrastructure with new technologies the need of the hour


NEW DELHI: India should make use of the newer technologies available that have massively reduced infrastructure development costs, with the focus being on providing access to as many sports as possible to as many people as possible, while at the same time creating a proper coaching framework that serves both the top and bottom of the…

Mar 04, 2014 10:03
CII Scorecard 2014: Federations, more than teams, sponsors need to take onus of building sporting enterprises

NEW DELHI: India is on the cusp of a major breakthrough in sports, and this is today a business in which there is real opportunity to make money out of, provided certain critical factors are addressed.

This was the central point highlighted during a high powered discussion during the key session of the day-long National Conference on…

Jun 14, 2012 08:06
Viewership, advertising trends during World Cup '06


The 19th Fifa World Cup is now on in full swing in South Africa. During the course of the month-long mega event that will reach its grand finale on 11 July, TamM Sports will be providing SportzPower a series of analytical reports on and around the world's most watched sporting spectacle.

Kicking off the series, Tam Sports…

Jun 11, 2012 06:06
'Soccer mania has gripped leading brands in India'

As the entire world including India is gripped by soccer mania, these are exciting times for broadcaster ESPN Star Sports, which has the Fifa World Cup South Africa telecast rights for the South Asia region. ESPN Software India director - business development & corporate communication Rathindra Basu tells SportzPower's…

May 11, 2012 10:05
Chennai to host 2014 Asian Athletics C'ship; Rs400mn earmarked for stadium upgrade

MUMBAI: Chennai will host the Asian Athletics Championship in August 2013. Towards that end, the Tamil Nadu state government has announced a Rs 400-million package to renovate the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, which will stage the event, and relay its track and upgrade facilities to bring them on a par with international standards.

Jun 27, 2011 08:06
Indian football: No clear timeline for waking of the ‘sleeping giant’


THERE is a lot that has been happening in Indian football. The I-League season ended with a damper, only to find a sponsor for the former AIFF property Indian Arrows. Foreign investors are thronging our frontiers with a bouquet of offerings, but no money. Everyone is convinced that India is the next frontier for world football…

Oct 25, 2010 03:10
Sports gaming content - India 5 yrs behind China, Korea on acceptability, reach


MUMBAI: Expected to grow at a rate of 18% by the end of 2010, Gaming is surely creating a buzz across the country. With sports gaming here estimated to be worth Rs.5.3 billion in revenue terms, everybody from telecom companies, to game developers and social networking sites see a huge potential in the Indian market.  

Sep 27, 2010 06:09
Governance, not controls must be ministry’s role

AS I SAID earlier in the first instalment of this column, the debate is whether it is the sports federations or the Sports Ministry that must run sport in the country.