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The Impact of Pooling and Sharing Broadcast Rights in Professional Team Sports

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  • Stefan Kesenne

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    (University of Antwerp)

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In this theoretical analysis, we try to find out what the impact is of pooling and sharing, and not just the sharing of broadcast rights, on the competitive balance in a sports league. We are using a simplified 2-club non-cooperative Nash equilibrium model with the hiring of talent as the only decision variable. The conclusion is that the individual sale of broadcast rights, combined with a pure performance-related sharing arrangement of the money, offers the best guarantee for an improvement of the competitive balance.

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Article provided by Fitness Information Technology in its journal International Journal of Sport Finance.

Volume (Year): 4 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 211-218

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Keywords: professional sports; broadcast rights; revenue sharing;

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  1. Késenne S., 2007. "Comparing management performances of Belgian Football clubs," Working Papers 2007028, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
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  1. Michela Pierini, 2011. "Diritti Tv E Competitive Balance Nel Calcio Professionistico Italiano," Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport, Centro di diritto e business dello Sport, vol. 7(2), pages 87-113, September.

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