Media deregulation and broadcasting rights: A case study of Scottish football

Ian Elliott, Lisa Fingland

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Local, national and international forces now shape both the media and sports industries. The Communications Act 2003 introduces a significant element of deregulation to the UK media industry at a time when sports clubs are increasingly reliant on broadcasting revenues for their financial survival. Nonetheless, there has been a failure on the part of the SPL to recognise the importance of this Act. This paper argues that Scottish football cannot ignore changes in the media industry. However, there is a danger that, in focusing on broadcasting deals with media companies, Scottish football may distance itself from the local fans.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Media Economics Conference
Place of PublicationMontreal, Canada
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event6th World Media Economics Conference - HEC Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Duration: 12 May 200415 May 2004


Conference6th World Media Economics Conference


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