Almost for as long as organised, spectator sport has existed, there has been an intersection between sport, media and technology.
In those early days, the technology was the printing press, churning out thousands of newspapers per day for the general public to get their fix of sporting information.
The rate of technological change in those days was extremely slow. It would be approximately 70 years until the next major new technology came along – radio – ushering in the concept of broadcasting sport live.
Nowadays things are moving much more quickly. In the past decade we’ve seen things like social media and smart phones have an immediate impact on the experience of watching and following sport.
Many more changes at the intersection of sport, media and technology are afoot. This blog is here to consider the changes that have already occurred, report on what’s happening at the moment, and analyse what’s happening next.