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Broadcasting and Sport


  • Tom Hoehn


The broadcasting of sport is heavily regulated. Our main finding is that common trends, and differences, in the quality, quantity, and price of televised sport across Europe and USA cannot be adequately explained without reference to policy interventions by national and supranational government, and by competition and regulatory authorities. These interventions have a significant impact on the organization and governance of sports, as well as the structure of broadcasting markets and the conduct of broadcasting companies. Foreclosure of broadcasting markets through exclusive, long-term contracts, bundling and vertical integration, access of viewers to major sporting events, and collective selling stand out as the most significant policy issues. We conclude by noting a number of policy implications. Copyright 2003, Oxford University Press.

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  • Tom Hoehn, 2003. "Broadcasting and Sport," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 19(4), pages 552-568, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:oxford:v:19:y:2003:i:4:p:552-568

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    1. Roger G. Noll, 2007. "Broadcasting And Team Sports," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 54(3), pages 400-421, July.
    2. Bouvet, Patrick, 2011. "Que valent les compétitions sportives? Une nouvelle piste de réflexion," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 87(2), pages 205-222, juin.
    3. Jean-François Bourg & Jean-Jacques Gouguet, 2010. "The Political Economy of Professional Sport," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 13177.

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