Author: Sport Business

During World Wrestling Entertainment’s last quarterly earnings call with financial analysts, company chairman Vince McMahon blamed the property’s recent and concerning double-digit television ratings declines on its inability to have in-venue audiences due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  “As far as ratings are concerned, more than any other sports, surely our audience is a part of the program,” McMahon said. “Audience interaction that always is the plus, and it goes all the way back to the origination of the genre. The audience is integral to our success and our television ratings because of the interaction or lack thereof.” Looking at a minimum…

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Sport around the world faces a greater challenge to engage young people in an age where there are more distractions and entertainment options than ever before. In Asia, sport’s roots in culture, history and everyday lives are not as deep as in many Western markets. So sport in the region potentially faces an even tougher task to grab and hold the attention of young people. Sport in Asia has been growing in popularity in recent decades, spurred by a host of factors including growing interest in overseas leagues and competitions, increasing availability of sports media content, encouragement from governments, and…

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