Sport and the Media

Friday, June 30, 2006

MediaGuardian.co.uk | New media | BBC broadband popularity soars during World Cup

MediaGuardian.co.uk | New media | BBC broadband popularity soars during World Cup: "BBC broadband popularity soars during World Cup

Mark Sweney
Thursday June 29, 2006

The BBC has received more than 1.7m requests to watch matches over its broadband service in the first two weeks of the World Cup, with weekday games while fans are at work proving the most popular viewing time.

Germany v Costa Rica, the opening World Cup match at 5pm on June 9, has been the most popular so far with BBC broadband users, attracting 153,909 requests.

The broadband viewing figures, measured up until the end of the group stage of the World Cup last Friday, means that each match averaged 75,157 successful requests across the 23 games shown on the BBC.

Other games with more than 100,000 requests include England v Paraguay, Serbia & Montenegro v Holland and USA v Czech Republic.

The figures are likely to arouse the interest of the TV Licensing agency. Earlier this month, a spokeswoman for the agency, which is operated by London congestion charge firm Capita, said it would be 'ringing on the doors' of companies it suspected did not have a TV licence during the World Cup.

If caught without a licence, firms could face a fine of up to £1,000."

Saturday, June 24, 2006

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | Mobile TV entices football fans

BBC NEWS Programmes Click Mobile TV entices football fans: "Mobile TV entices football fans

By David Reid
Reporter, BBC Click


Millions of us are tuning in to watch to the World Cup on TV, but some footy fans are undergoing a trial to free them from the tyranny of the television set.

The World Cup is a testing time for Mobile TV
Germany is slowly but surely going football crazy, and with tickets getting scarcer by the day most Germans, like the rest of us, will be watching the tournament on the box.
This might not be the case in a few years time, because football is going mobile. "

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Women Athletes Often Debased by Media Images

Women Athletes Often Debased by Media Images: "Women Athletes Often Debased by Media Images
Run Date: 10/17/00
By Glenda Crank Holste
WEnews correspondent
Photos of successful male athletes overwhelmingly show them in serious, action poses, while powerhouse women are often trivialized, romanticized, and sexualized. Experts say their depictions have become increasingly degrading.
American women athletes have never been so successful and formidable, flexing their muscles and taking home the gold, the silver and the bronze as never before. And as never before, the images of elite women athletes in mainstream media have deteriorated from hyper-feminization to hyper-sexualization, according to several scholars on women and girls in sports. "

freedomforum.org: Study finds media still fail in quality, quantity of women's sports coverage

freedomforum.org: Study finds media still fail in quality, quantity of women's sports coverage: "Study finds media still fail in quality, quantity of women's sports coverage
Gene Policinski
World Center
11.13.98
ARLINGTON, Va. � Despite increased female participation in organized sports in the past 20 years, women are still not fairly reported on in the nation's media, according to a report released yesterday by the media watchdog group Women, Men and Media.
The report included findings from interviews with more than 160 women associated with athletics. It was presented at a symposium of more than 100 scholars, athletes, editors and others at The Freedom Forum's World Center."

Media Coverage of Women and Women's Issues

Media Coverage of Women and Women's Issues: "Media Coverage of Women and Women's Issues
'What women suffer, then, is more insidious than invisibility. It is deliberate erasure.'


Louise Armstrong
Women professionals and athletes continue to be under-represented in news coverage, and are often stereotypically portrayed when they are included.
Women, News and Politics
Although there has been a steady increase in the number of women professionals over the past 20 years, most mainstream press coverage continues to rely on men as experts in the fields of business, politics and economics. Women in the news are more likely to be featured in stories about accidents, natural disasters, or domestic violence than in stories about their professional abilities or expertise.
Women in politics "

Friday, January 13, 2006

MediaGuardian.co.uk | Press&publishing | Trinity Mirror launches sports weekly

MediaGuardian.co.uk | Press&publishing | Trinity Mirror launches sports weekly: "Trinity Mirror launches sports weekly

Claire Cozens
Friday January 13, 2006


Jostling for position: RPSport's launch comes ahead of the Sportsman, which is expected to pose a threat to the Racing Post Photograph: Michael Stephens/PA

Trinity Mirror's Racing Post is attempting to spike the guns of its soon-to-launch rival, the Sportsman, with a new weekly sports paper.
RPSport, a sister paper to the 20-year-old Racing Post, hits the newsstands this Saturday in an effort to appeal to a broader range of sports fans"

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Thais hope English soccer will calm Muslim unrest - Yahoo! News

Thais hope English soccer will calm Muslim unrest - Yahoo! News

Monday, August 15, 2005

| EU moves to end TV soccer monopoly

MediaGuardian.co.uk | Broadcast | EU moves to end TV soccer monopoly

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Champions League broadcasters must show live matches on internet

MediaGuardian.co.uk | Broadcast | Champions League broadcasters must show live matches on internet