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The Media in Scotland$
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Neil Blain and David Hutchison

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748627998

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627998.001.0001

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Media Sport

Media Sport

Richard Haynes and Raymond Boyle

Chapter:
(p.253) 18 Media Sport
Source:
The Media in Scotland
Author(s):

Neil Blain

David Hutchison

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627998.003.0018

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

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