The Game is stolen!!! …. Literally … Soccer streaming. The economic model of the big soccer clubs and the weight of the television in the same - ASIPI Puerto Rico 2017

The Game is stolen!!! …. Literally … Soccer streaming. The economic model of the big soccer clubs and the weight of the television in the same

If we were to think of soccer as a country, this would be the 17th world economy (with a GDP of more than US$ 500 billion) and 5th in population (240 million players under FIFA affiliated teams). Soccer is a social phenomenon; it is a worldwide entertainment. Super leagues and the teams that make them up constitute the scenario in which the most talented players of the planet act. This requires robust and sustainable budgets and the corresponding organizational structure. To this end, the major soccer clubs have developed economic models in which intellectual property and the right of image constitute a fundamental pillar. Another interesting fact is that more than half of the most watched programs in television history have been soccer matches. Thus, the possibility of bringing matches to millions of viewers beyond the stadiums through television or the internet is a vital and important piece in the economy of soccer. Unauthorized streaming carries great damage to clubs, leagues, players and economies that develop from soccer events. We will learn about the economic model of the soccer club that has led the world ranking of clubs by financial income for more than 10 consecutive years, from of one of its Directors and at the same time, we will learn about the work that major leagues and television companies perform to fight unfair and illegal competition that produces “party robbery” through unauthorized transmission.