How has globalization impacted on sports media? What are the economic ramifications? And what is the future of sports media?
In order to answer these questions, this book investigates the constituents, dimensions and implications of the flows of media sport from the Global West to the Global East, and in the reverse direction. At an historical moment when the relative stability of the Western media sport order is under challenge, it analyses a range of key structures, practices and issues whose ramifications extend far beyond the fields of play and national contexts in which sport events take place.
The book will appraise and analyse the state of sports television, rise of new sports media, emergence of hybrid sport cultural forms, eruption of sport-related political controversies, scandals and power struggles, mutations of forms of global sport fandom, and projections of the future of global media sport. In bringing together the latest research from across a number of disciplines, this book offers an exciting contribution to the emerging field of global sports media.
About the Author
David Rowe is Professor of Cultural Research in the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney. He has published extensively in the areas of media and popular culture - with particular emphasis on sport, music and journalism - and his work has been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Arabic, French, Italian and Turkish.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Global Media, Global Sport | Markets in Movement: Economic Dimensions of the Media Sport Spectacle | Television: Wider Screens, Narrower Visions? | Convergence, Networking and Interactivity | Media Sport: Global Flows and Forms | Tactical Manoeuvres and Public Relations Disasters | Conclusion: The Global Media Sports Cultural Complex: Continuities, Convulsions and Campaigns