March 14, 2023

How Streaming Is Upending The Sports Business

Sports is a big business, but it's changing dramatically in the era of streaming and the decline of the cable bundle. Old leagues are trying to adapt (see: Major League Baseball's controversial pitch clock), while new franchises pop seemingly out of nowhere (see: Formula One). Meanwhile, the sports media landscape is becoming more fragmented, with new players like Netflix and Apple competing aggressively for broadcasting rights.

Adam Seaborn, sports media analyst and Head of Partnerships at Toronto-based media company Playmaker Capital, joins us on this episode to break down everything that's going on in the business of sports today, how it's being shaped by bigger trends in media and tech, and what's coming next.