In February 2021, Hollywood superstars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney surprised the world by completing a takeover of small National League football club Wrexham AFC. Alongside Strategic Advisor, Shaun Harvey, and Executive Director, Humphrey Ker, we lift the lid on the story behind the takeover and how the club has come to embody an innovative and bold approach, including:
- The impact of the Disney+ Welcome to Wrexham docuseries and the explosion of Wrexham fans in North America and globally
- How Wrexham have transformed the streaming landscape of the National League
- What does the future hold for Wrexham and their Hollywood superstar owners?
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The Solheim Cup’s big moment, a ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ Rematch and the tech secrets of SoFi Stadium
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51:37Regular hosts George Breare and Tom Bassam are joined by SportsPro features editor Sam Carp to discuss the upcoming Solheim Cup, before Stephen Minning, founder and CEO of PAM Wayfinding, joins the pod to talk about venue technology. Talking points: What is the state of play in women’s golf? (1:11) Have the Solheim Cup and the Ryder Cup missed a trick with B2B events? (4:51) Does the Solheim Cup need to spread its wings? (8:43) Sam also tells us about his recent night of experiential sports theatre at the Rematch, a re-telling of Muhammad Ali’s famous ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ with George Foreman (15:56) What the concept’s potential is for the industry (22:32) Part two: Stephen Minning tells us how PAM Wayfinding's tech makes SoFi Stadium one of the most advanced sporting venues in the world and what the future of smart destinations might look like (27:01)
How did YouTube handle its first week of NFL Sunday Ticket? Plus, ten years of Thomas Bach
50:39Regular hosts George Breare and Tom Bassam are joined by senior staff writer Ed Dixon to discuss the latest sports industry news, including a review of YouTube’s first week as an NFL broadcaster. Then Dixon talks us through his latest long read on a decade of of Thomas Bach as IOC president.
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Sports and technology... how to find a perfect match
29:59Digital transformation will impact sports organisations of all sizes, transforming existing processes or unlocking entirely new possibilities in almost every area – on and off the pitch. Recruitment, performance, and fan engagement are but three areas that are being revolutionised by digital innovations. Navigating an increasingly complex technological ecosystem that comprises big tech, startups and sports-specific vendors can be tricky. Mitch Heath, co-founder of Teamworks, and Katia Zavershinskaya, a technology lead who has experience working with Premier League soccer clubs, discuss what to look for when picking a technology partner, the importance of collaboration, and what the possibilities are for technology within sport.
How do you launch a successful sports tech startup? We asked ScorePlay
49:50Co-founders Xavier Green and Victorien Tixier explain the journey of establishing ScorePlay, their AI-fused content management management designed especially for the sports industry. The conversation with SportsPro’s George Breare covers all the steps of the startup’s journey, from setting up the business, to gaining high-profile athlete investors and case studies from ScorePlay’s clients, through to its future growth plans.
How the NFL plans to go international
28:14The NFL’s head of Europe and the UK, Brett Gosper, explains to SportsPro CEO Nick Meacham how the biggest money maker in American sports plans to grow that pie overseas. Talking points: What has been on Gosper's agenda since he joined the National Football League (NFL) from World Rugby? (0:57) How the NFL's approach to Europe has changed over time (6:00) The role of teams in marketing the NFL overseas (13:26) The international broadcast approach and working with DAZN (15:58) Creating a player pathway for overseas athletes (21:09) Quickfire questions (25:01)
2033: The next ten years in sport
32:36Recorded at SportsPro Live 2023 to celebrate ten years of our flagship event, we put together a panel to predict what we have in store over the next decade in the sports industry. For this job we asked SportsPro chief executive Nick Meacham, SportsPro editorial director Michael Long and Laura Williamson, deputy editor at The Athletic, to get out their crystal balls. The voice you'll hear first is then SportsPro commercial director Paul Guest.
The ultimate breakdown of the 2023 Women's World Cup
45:17Spain have won, the Lionesses fell just short and Australia fell in love with the Matildas, but what does it all mean? Tom Bassam, Steve McCaskill and Josh Sim unpack the 2023 Women's World Cup. Talking points: Tournament takeaways (1:10) The big winners (2:42) Who were the losers? (9:03) The important numbers (15:33) Spain and the RFEF, uncomfortable winners? (23:44) How should the FA and the Lionesses view the tournament? (29:23) Women's World Cup breakout stars (36:03) The sports industry stories that matter this week (39:11)
The Big Interview: Gary Lineker
32:57Gary Lineker, the former England striker turned Match of the Day host and founder of Goalhanger Podcasts, sits down with Tom Bassam for a wide-ranging conversation. Talking points: Becoming a podcast mogul with Goalhanger (1:21) The Walkers relationship (10:50) Lineker's media career (14:35) How Match of the Day is made (17:50) The role of the BBC in modern sports media (24:35)
The Premier League 2023/24 season preview… what’s more likely?
51:54Tom Bassam hosts a look ahead to the new season of the Premier League with SportsPro colleagues Sam Carp and Ed Dixon. The panel tackle a few key storylines dominating the headlines going into the new campaign by asking: what’s more likely? Then, Josh Sim comes on to talk about his latest feature that dives into some of the more interesting metrics that we should be on the look out for with the Premier League this season. Talking points: What's more likely? The Glazers cancel the sale of Manchester United or Manchester City learn of their punishment over alleged financial rule breaches before Christmas (1:12) What's more likely? Amazon takes over as the main UK broadcaster for the Premier League or DAZN finally picks up a domestic package of matches (11:54) What's more likely? The 'New Deal for Football' sees the English Football League (EFL) Cup scrapped or Chelsea agree a shirt sponsorship deal with a betting brand (20:31) Predictions for the season (31:45) The key data points for the 2023/24 Premier League season (38:16)
The business of Fantasy Premier League
23:22With 11.4 million users around the world, Fantasy Premier League is a success story in fan engagement. Alexandra Willis, director of digital media and audience development at the Premier League, explains how the English soccer competition’s official fantasy game provides value for the organisation’s commercial partners and underlines its role in promoting the league globally.