Literature and Resources

Mobile Media Sport Literature and Online Resources

This page presents a growing list of books, articles, chapters and online resources. It is compiled for the benefit of researchers, teachers, students and others interested in the varying intersections between mobile, telecommunications, digital, wearable and sports media research.


A.C. Billings (2011) Sports Media: Transformation, Integration, Consumption. New York: Routledge.

R. Boyle & R. Haynes (2004) Football in the New Media Age. London: Routledge.

T. Evens, P. Iosifidis & P. Smith (2013) The Political Economy of Television Sports Rights. Basingstoke, Hampshire UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

B. Hutchins & D. Rowe (eds.) (2013) Digital Media Sport: Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society. New York: Routledge.

K. Lefever (2012) New Media and Sport: International Legal Aspects. Berlin: Springer.

D. Lupton (2016) The Quantified Self. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.

A. Miah (2017) Sport 2.0: Transforming Sports for a Digital World. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

S. Redhead (2015) Football and Accelerated Culture: This Modern Sporting Life. New York: Routledge.

D. Rowe (2011) Global Media Sport: Flows, Forms and Futures. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

H. Thorpe (2014) Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.


C. Agur (2015) “Second-Order Networks, Gambling, and Corruption on Indian Mobile Phone Networks”, Media, Culture & Society, 37 (5): 768-83.

A. Baerg (2016) Big Data, Sport, and the Digital Divide: Theorizing How Athletes Might Respond to Big Data Monitoring”, Journal of Sport and Social Issuesdoi:10.1177/0193723516673409

R. Boyle (2004) “Mobile Communication and the Sports Industry: The Case of 3G”, Trends in Communication, 12 (2): 73-82.

R. Boyle (2014) “Television Sport in the Age of Screens and Content”, Television & New Media, 15 (8): 746-51.

R. Boyle (2015) “Battle for Control? Copyright, Football and European Media Rights”, Media, Culture & Society, 37 (3): 359-75.

J. Dart (2014) “New Media, Professional Sport and Political Economy”, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 38 (6): 528-47.

T. Evens & K. Lefever (2011) “Watching the Football Game: Broadcasting Rights for the European Digital Television Market”, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 35 (1): 33-49.

T. Evens, K. Lefever, P. Valcke, D. Schuurman & L. De Marez (2011) “Access to Premium Content on Mobile Television Platforms: The Case of Mobile Sports”, Telematics and Informatics, 28 (1): 32-39.

C. Evers (2018) The Gendered Emotional labor of Male Professional ‘Freesurfers’ Digital Media Work”, Sport in Society, DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2018.1441009

Y. Galily (2014) “When the Medium Becomes ‘Well Done’: Sport, Television, and Technology in the Twenty-First Century”, Television & New Media, 15 (8): 717-24.

W. Gantz & N. Lewis (2014) “Sports on Traditional and Newer Digital Media: Is There Really a Fight for Fans?” Television & New Media, 15 (8): 760-68.

M. Gard (2014) “eHPE: A History of the Future”, Sport, Education & Society, 19 (6): 827-45.

Giblin, R. (2012). “Stranded in the Technological Dark Ages: Implications of the Full Federal Court’s Decision in NRL v Optus”, European Intellectual Property Review, 9: 632-41.

S. Kang (2015) “The Mobile Phone and Professional Sports: Fans’ Use of Mobile Content for Loyalty, Identification, and Fandom”, International Journal of Sport Communication, 8 (4): 452-76.

S. Kang (2017) “Mobile Communication and Pro Sports: Motivation and Fan Loyalty”, International Journal of Mobile Communications, 15 (6): 604-27.

H. Lopez-Gonzalez, C. Stavros & A.C.T. Smith (2017) “Broadcasting Sport: Analogue Markets and Digital Rights”, International Communication Gazette, DOI: 10.1177/1748048517694969

D. Lupton (2014) “Data Assemblages, Sentient Schools and Digitised Health and Physical Education (response to Gard)”, Sport, Education & Society, 20 (1): 122-32.

D. Lupton (2014) “Self-Tracking Cultures: Towards a Sociology of Personal Informatics”, OzCHI 2014 Conference, University of Technology, Sydney. 2-5 December.

A. McCosker & A. Dodd (2013) “The Future of Sports Delivery in Australia. NBN: Multicast, IPTV and the Role of ISPs”,  Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, 1 (1).

S. McEnnis (2015) “Following the Action: How Live Bloggers are Reimagining the Professional Ideology of Sports Journalism”, Journalism Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2015.1068130

D. McGillivray (2016) “Platform Politics: Sport Events and the Affordances of Digital and Social Media”, Sport in Society, DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2017.1232392

B. Millington (2014) “Smartphone Apps and the Mobile Privatization of Health and Fitness”, Critical Studies in Media Communication, 31 (5): 479-93.

B. Millington & R. Millington (2015) “‘The Datafication of Everything’: Toward a Sociology of Sport and Big Data”, Sociology of Sport Journal, 32 (2): 140-160.

R. Olive (2015) “Reframing Surfing: Physical Culture in Online Spaces”, Media International Australia, No. 155: 99-107.

D. Rowe (2014) “New Screen Action and Its Memories: The ‘Live’ Performance of Mediated Sport Fandom”, Television & New Media, 15 (8): 752-59.

I.E. Sørenson (2016) “The Revival of Live TV: Liveness in a Multiplatform Context”, Media, Culture & Society38 (3): 381-99.

J. Stragier, T. Evens & P. Mechant (2015) “Broadcast Yourself: An Exploratory Study of Sharing Physical Activity on Social Networking Sites”, Media International Australia, No. 155: 120-29.

I. Tamir (2016) “Choosing to Stay Away: Soccer Fans’ Purposeful Avoidance of Soccer Events”, Time & Society, DOI: 10.1177/0961463X16678256

H. Thorpe (2017) “Action Sports, Social Media and New Technologies: Towards a Research Agenda”, Communication & Sport, 5 (5): 554-78.

P. Vann (2014) “Changing the Game: The Role of Social Media in Overcoming Old Media’s Attention Deficit Towards Women’s Sport”, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 58 (3): 438-55.

P. Vann, D. Woodford & A. Bruns (2015) “Social Media and Niche Sports: The Netball ANZ Championship and Commonwealth Games on Twitter”, Media International Australia, No. 155: 108-19.

B. Watkins & R. Lewis (2014) “Winning with Apps: A Case Study of the Current Branding Strategies Employed on Professional Sport Teams’ Mobile Apps”, International Journal of Sport Communication, 7 (3): 399-416.

L.A. Wenner (2014)On the Limits of the New and the Lasting Power of the Mediasport Interpellation”, Television & New Media, 15 (8): 732-40.

G. Whannell (2014) “The Paradoxical Character of Live Television Sport in the Twenty-First Century”, Television & New Media, 15 (8): 769-76.

Book Chapters

V.L. Benigni, L.V. Porter & C. Wood (2014) “The New Game Day: Fan Engagement and the Marriage of Mediated and Mobile”, in A.C. Billings & M. Hardin (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media. New York: Routledge, 225-36.

P. Byrne (2011) “There’s an Off-line Community on the Line!” in R. Ling & S.W. Campbell (eds.) Mobile Communication: Bringing Us Together and Tearing Us Apart. New Brunswick: Transaction, 211-28.

K. Crawford (2012) “Four Ways of Listening with an iPhone: From Sound and Network Listening to Biometric Data and Geolocative Tracking”, in L. Hjorth, J. Burgess & I. Richardson (eds.) Studying Mobile Media: Cultural Technologies, Mobile Communication, and the iPhone. New York: Routledge, 213-28.

T. Evens & K. Lefever (2013) “The Struggle for Platform Leadership in the European Sports Broadcasting Market”, in B. Hutchins & D. Rowe (eds.) Digital Media Sport: Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society. New York: Routledge, 66-80.

C. Evers (2014) “Masculinity, Sport, and Mobile Phones: A Case Study of Surfing”, in G. Goggin & L. Hjorth (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media. London: Routledge, 375-84.

C. Evers (2015) “Researching Action Sport with a GoPro™ Camera: An Embodied and Emotional Mobile Video Tale of the Sea, Masculinity and Men-Who-Surf”, in I. Wellard (ed.), Researching Embodied Sport: Exploring Movement Cultures. Routledge: London, 145-62.

G. Goggin (2013) “Sport and the Rise of Mobile Media”, in B. Hutchins & D. Rowe (eds.) Digital Media Sport: Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society. New York: Routledge, 19-36.

L. Humphreys & C.J. Finlay (2008) “New Technologies, New Narratives”, in M.E. Price & D. Dayan (eds.) Owning the Olympics: Narratives of the New China. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, pp. 284-306.

S. Kretzchmar (2008) “Journalistic Content and the World Cup 2006: Multimedia Services on Mobile Devices”, in M. Hartmann, P. Rössler & J.R. Höflich (eds.) After the Mobile Phone? Social Changes and the Development of Mobile Communication. Berlin: Frank & Timme, 85-100.

J. Meese & A. Podkalicka (2016) “Circumvention, Media Sport and the Fragmentation of Video Culture”, in R. Lobato & J. Meese (eds.) Geoblocking and Global Video Culture. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 74-85.

D. Rowe & B. Hutchins (2014) “Globalization and Online Audiences”, in A.C. Billings & M. Hardin (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media. New York: Routledge, 7-18.

A. Rugg & B. Burroughs (2016) “Periscope, Live-Streaming and Mobile Video Culture”, in R. Lobato & J. Meese (eds.) Geoblocking and Global Video Culture. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 64-73.

H. Yu (2013) “Blogging the Beijing Olympics: The Neoliberal Logic of Chinese Web 2.0”, in B. Hutchins & D. Rowe (eds.) Digital Media Sport: Technology, Power and Culture in the Network Society. New York: Routledge, 186-203.

Online Sports Business, Technology and Scholarly Resources

Australian Sports Technologies Network

Fitness Activity Analytics Research (Australia)

Mapping Online Publics (Australia)

Mobile Sports Report (US)

Sport Techie (US)

SportBusiness International (UK)

Sports Business Insider (Australia)

Sports Business Journal (US)

Sports Geek HQ (Australia)

SportsPro Media (UK)

The UK Sports Network (UK)

This Sociological Life (Australia)