Book publication announcement

Live Sports Media: Out Now!

Routledge announces the release of the new title Live Sports Media: The What, How and Why of Sports Broadcasting, by Dennis Deninger.

In Live Sports Media: The What, How and Why of Sports Broadcasting, Dennis Deninger provides an all-encompassing view of the sports television industry from his own perspective as an Emmy Award-winning producer at ESPN, at a time of seismic shifts in the industry. Technological advances and the proliferation of sports content across multiple media platforms have increased accessibility to sports events of all kinds across the world. Shifts in viewing habits and audience preferences are changing the dynamic of sports media and the sports industry as a whole. The result: more power for some sectors and diminished power for many others, to which professionals in the field need to rapidly adapt.

This second edition has been substantially updated to explore the impact of COVID-19 disruptions on sports and the growth of women’s sports broadcasting and evolving sports, as well as political statements made in sports: Black Lives Matter, and “taking a knee.” It illustrates the origins, impact, reach, economics, production, and presentation of sports on video media – including, but not limited to, television. It takes the reader behind the scenes to describe the forces and processes that have shaped and continue to change sports content, its delivery, and how it connects with fans. Dennis Deninger draws from his experiences as an expert in the industry to expose how the choices and decisions that are now being made affect the programming, content, storytelling, production, advertising, and delivery of the sports broadcasting that we will see next season and how it will evolve in the years to come.

This practical, entertaining book provides insights into sports broadcasting that sports management, media, and journalism students and learning practitioners will not find anywhere else.

“Dennis Deninger’s book is a must-read for anyone interested in the history and evolution of sports broadcasting, as well as the various aspects that make it one of the most interesting and complex of topics. You will be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive and insightful treatment. The author is a real pro, one of the sports television production pioneers whose thoughtful essays in this book take the reader inside an industry at the center of American life and one which has undergone profound change. Dennis is a good friend with whom I was honored to work at ESPN in the network’s formative years. His wide-ranging experience allows him to give the reader a unique and broad perspective on the live sports landscape. Anyone interested in sports broadcasting will devour and enjoy this book.”

Mike ArescoCommissioner, The American Athletic Conference

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About the Author:

Dennis Deninger is a multiple Emmy Award-winning television production executive and innovative educator who has produced live sports television from six continents and across the United States. He spent 25 years at ESPN leading production teams for studio programming, live remote events, and digital video platforms. He is a professor of practice at Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University, USA, where he has been recognized for Faculty Excellence in Teaching. He was the founding director of the Sports Communications graduate program at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, his alma mater.