The ten influencers 2019: Why these figures will define the sports industry year ahead - 01-11


As another busy 12 months shifts into gear, SportsPro profiles ten influential figures who will be setting the agenda for sport in 2019. If 2018 was the year in which DAZN confirmed the hype - and its own punchy self-promotion - to become a serious player for premium sports rights in major markets, the next 12 months could see the company’s boldest plays yet. Other emerging operators in live sports streaming may have shown similar levels of ambition, but no firm has coughed up for rights with the same voracity, and achieved the same results, as the burgeoning sector’s deep-pocketed poster child.