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


  • Stefan Kesenne

    () (University of Antwerp)


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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  • Stefan Kesenne, 2009. "The Impact of Pooling and Sharing Broadcast Rights in Professional Team Sports," International Journal of Sport Finance, Fitness Information Technology, vol. 4(3), pages 211-218, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:jsf:intjsf:v:4:y:2009:i:3:p:211-218

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    1. Késenne, Stefan, 2012. "Comparing management performance of Belgian football clubs," Edition HWWI: Chapters,in: Zur Ökonomik von Spitzenleistungen im internationalen Sport, pages 195-205 Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).
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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.
    2. Stefan Kesenne, 2014. "The collection and distribution of media rights in a win-maximization league," Chapters,in: Handbook on the Economics of Professional Football, chapter 5, pages 73-79 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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    professional sports; broadcast rights; revenue sharing;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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