The Communications Act 2003: Implications for the Scottish Premier League

Ian Elliott, Lisa Fingland

Research output: Working paper


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
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherGlasgow Caledonian University
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCaledonian Business School Working Papers
PublisherGlasgow Caledonian University


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