Satellite television and the demand for football:A whole new ball game?

Baimbridge, Mark, Cameron, Samuel and Dawson, Peter (1996) Satellite television and the demand for football:A whole new ball game? Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 43 (3). pp. 317-333. ISSN 0036-9292

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A recent development in the UK television industry has been the emergence of satellite coverage of sporting events. This paper examines the relationship between broadcasting and football, culminating in the 1992 joint BBC and BSkyB contract to televise the English Premier League. A demand function is estimated which extends the familiar model of attendance to incorporate television together with quadratic functions. We find that, although live transmission reduces attendance, the net financial consequences are positive for Premier League teams. Moreover, significant estimators are found for the quadratic functions of price, earnings, distance, seasonal trend and length of Premier League status.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: semi-logarithmic equations,college football,dummy variables,league football,rugby league,attendance,impact
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 May 2019 10:30
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 22:39
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9485.1996.tb00848.x

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