Can you imagine a world where you have no choice but to watch sporting events? Yes, the world was in the early 20th century. The development of the sports broadcasting industry and, more importantly, the rights and regulations associated with the industry has determined how quickly the sports media world can reach its current state. Important steps in this process are the development of technology, the development of sports broadcasting laws, and most importantly, the development of precedents including sports broadcasting rights through the review of numerous cases. To understand what happened to sports rights.
In May 1939, an invention exploded in the sports broadcasting industry as the Princeton and Columbia baseball teams competed in the first nationally televised sporting event. Since then, the sport has completely changed, and professional sports teams have been able to capitalize on the potential revenue they can generate through playing rights. With the business booming, the only problem was that there were no regulations other than the Sherman Act.
The Sherman Act is part of the law that helps prevent the formation of monopolies and creates and maintains competition in any market. This lack of regulation has left fans with very limited access to teams to watch matches. In many cases, fans could only see the home team, had little choice, little room for universal growth in the NFL, and most importantly, violated antitrust laws. This antitrust issue was one of the most significant legal issues related to broadcasting rights and had to be addressed to prevent the collapse of the professional league.
This issue now comes to mind in two cases discussed in the case law section of this article. As a result of these events, the 스포츠중계 Act was enacted in 1961. The Sports Broadcasting Act stipulates “professional sports”.