INTRODUCTION

After eight years under DAZN / Perform Group, The Sporting News was acquired by an international investment group, with deep sports, media and gaming experience who are now revolutionizing and energizing one of the world’s most iconic sports brands.

Our belief is based on firm foundations:

  • Historic, trusted brand that with investment can deliver significant growth in audience and revenue.
  • US Top 10, independent sports portal for advertisers, broadcasters, rights holders and growing gaming partners.
  • Unprecedented global and local media knowledge, creating the first truly global digital sports media company.

PROUD OF OUR HISTORY

The Sporting News is the oldest sporting publication in the United States. Initially known as the essential source for baseball coverage, in the 1940s it began to cover a wider array of sports, including college sports, the NBA, NFL, NHL, motorsports, golf, tennis, boxing and many others.

  • March 17, 1886: Founded in St. Louis by Alfred H. Spink as a weekly U.S. newspaper.
  • Became the dominant sports publication: “The Nation’s Oldest & Finest Sports Paper” and “The Bible of Baseball.”
  • 1904: Charles Conlon’s MLB portraits featured within TSN, become treasured symbols in sport.
  • 1936: TSN Player of the Year awarded, the oldest, most prestigious award still voted on by MLB players.
  • 1991: Evolved into a weekly magazine.
  • 1996: TSN online, serving as provider for AOL.
  • 1997: SportingNews.com launches.
  • December 2012: The Sporting News publishes final print publication, turning focus to digital.

Our Content

Content Breadth

EDITORIAL
135+ years of quality and authority
VIDEO
Multimedia output optimized for platform
DATA
Visualization and data editorial innovation part of TSN history
ARCHIVE
Unparalleled archive with covers, images, data and stories dating 135+ years

US Sports Leadership

NBA
Official league destination in multiple international markets
NFL
Global highlight partner
Distinguished Awards
MLB
“The Bible of Baseball”
Distinguished Awards
NCAA
HOF Writer, Mike DeCourcy Official All-American Awards

Global Sports Focus

SOCCER
Investment delivering global and local approach around world’s #1 sport
COMBAT
Boxing, MMA, Wrestling OTT publishing partner Data innovation
RUGBY
Official content partner; RugbyPass, The Home of Rugby Union
CRICKET
Leading editorial and talent: Melinda Farrell Shane Warne

Editorial Expansion

We are doubling our efforts against our sport pillars and are also investing in:

WOMEN'S SPORTS
Unearth untold stories and continue to drive, and support, these global super stars
PODCASTS / AUDIO
Our global ambitions align with this growing space. We’ll continue to meet users where they are with cross-platform storytelling featuring all forms of sight, sound, and motion.
GAMING
Marry the best technology with quality content to create an independent gaming platform.
FANTASY
Already a pioneer in the space, our investment in data and tools will supplement our best-in-class internet journalism.

About Us

Executive Team

Tom Hall

Management Board

Stuart Foster

Management Board

Guy Garrard

Management Board

Barney Francis

Management Board

Benson Taylor

Editor-in-Chief

Shaun Koiner

Global COO, US CEO

Wade Maris

Australia and APAC CEO

Kerri Matiolli

Group Head of Media & Commercial

Nicholas Dowell

Finance Director

Greg Nolle

CTO

Matt Savage

Head of Gaming, North America

Steve Gietschier

Chief Archivist

Board Advisors & Content Contributors

Shane Warne

Michael Cheika

Annabelle Bond-OBE

International Reach

Now a dynamic digital publisher, offering a trusted perspective all over the world, The Sporting News features localized editions in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Japan with multiple new territory editions launching in 2021/2022.

International Reach
Current Editions
Upcoming Editions
From 25m to 50m+ Unique Users by 2022
12+ Editions by 2022
8+ Languages by 2022