Television is in the middle of a sports-related programming renaissance, with several athlete-centric series on the air and another crop on deck. Historically, sports-related television series haven’t lasted long on the traditional networks. So why the interest in sports-themed TV shows now? The answer may lie at the intersection of a number of developments in the entertainment industry.
This article discusses how the entertainment and sports industries are using sports-themed TV shows to attract new audiences as they face an increasing amount of competition from emerging streaming platforms, sports media outlets and evolving technology that changes the way fans access live events.