Richard Haynes and Raymond Boyle
The chapter begins by noting the role of Scottish sport in the nation, and the particular tendencies of Scottish sports coverage in the media. The economic costs of new sports developments and their effects on Scottish sports coverage are observed. The reaction of Scottish sports administrators to new developments in the 1990s are recorded, as are the new relationships between the Scottish media and sport. The diminishing quantity of Scottish sport on TV besides the large quantities of sport generally is discussed, as is the small economic benefit of TV football to the SPL; and there is an analysis of the question of rights. Scottish sports radio is examined as are the ‘new communicative spaces’ for sport, including a consideration of fandom and new media. Though the Scottish element in some sports may fare better than others, the present effects on football, in particular, of current broadcast arrangements are damaging.
Keywords: Scottish sport, Scottish sport and the media, deregulated television and football, Scottish Premier League, Scottish sport on television, sport and television rights, radio football, sports radio
Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.