Broadcasting Rights and Competitive Balance in European Soccer
AbstractCollective sales of media rights are a common practice in sports leagues. Proponents of the system claim that it is a necessary tool for the maintenance of competitive balance. In this empirical paper, I argue that, in European soccer, collective sales do not increase competitive balance as compared to individual sales. Secondly, I demonstrate the negative effect of the UEFA Champions League on competitive balance. Finally, I illustrate the beneficial effect of a larger market size and a more equal distribution of drawing power. These results shed new light on antitrust and solidarity policies in the sports industry.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2009009.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
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- Thomas Peeters, 2011. "Broadcast Rights and Competitive Balance in European Soccer," International Journal of Sport Finance, Fitness Information Technology, vol. 6(1), pages 23-39, February.
- L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Recreation; Tourism
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