2024 Sport Industry Awards – Five years of celebrating innovation


This year’s Sport Industry Awards will mark half a decade since PT SportSuite came on board as category partners to help support and celebrate the many achievements across the sports sector on one of the industry’s biggest nights.

Five years marked by tremendous innovation, creativity and a sheer “get in done” attitude as sports organisations, platform specialists, agencies, broadcasters and other role players within sport rose to the occasion to meet the many challenges, trends and evolving needs of fans and sponsors head on.

Through it all, PT have been immensely proud to be associated with the Awards – first as sponsors of Cutting Edge Sport, before moving on to this year’s Streaming category as the awards have grown and evolved.

“This year’s Streaming category really highlights what’s happening in terms of innovation and adaptation in the sports streaming landscape,” says PT SportSuite CEO Rich Cheary. “It’s no coincidence the shortlist has been able to meet key trends around viewer experiences, D2C models, and the strategic use of partnerships to enhance content accessibility and engagement.

“The significant global reach and subscriber growth across these platforms reveal an increasing consumer demand for immersive and accessible sports content. The category reflects the industry’s dynamic response to changing viewer preferences, showcasing the evolution of sports streaming into a more personalised, accessible, and engaging experience for fans worldwide.”

Read on to learn more about this year’s nominees for Best Streaming …


World Rugby identified the need for a unified streaming proposition in rugby and with elevated attention on the sport in a World Cup year RugbyPass TV was launched.

The platform offers a broad library of content, including live domestic and international rugby, on-demand full match replays, highlights, documentaries, analysis, archive footage and more for free.


In 2023, discovery+ underwent a vast transformation establishing itself as a market-leading direct-to-consumer product. 

In July, the sport offering on discovery+ elevated to new heights with the integration of newly launched brand, TNT Sports, becoming the new streaming home to some of the most recognized global sport properties.


Joymo unlocks the value of rightsholder content by creating full-service end-to-end digital platforms that become the ‘home’ of their sports.

Joymo’s innovative solution incorporates live streaming, content management, data ownership, and analytics, enabling partners to create IP that can be monetised through a range of subscriptions and customisable advertising options.

2023 has been a transformational year. Joymo secured a string of significant deals, made key hires, and opened operations in new territories.

Partnerships with the likes of England Hockey, the British Basketball Federation, England Netball and World Archery, have seen Joymo build the federations’ direct-to-fan digital streaming platforms, and retain the broadcast rights to a selection of their biggest events.


Courtside 1891 launched in 2022 to give fans of international, national and continental basketball – across men’s, women’s and youth – a platform to watch and follow games.

Beyond OTT streaming capabilities lies a personalised Game Centre that enables fans to easily find the streams, schedules and scores that matter most to them.

The platform includes premium domestic basketball, including Basketball Champions League, Spain’s Liga Endesa and EuroLeague Women, as well as the pinnacle of this year’s international calendar, the FIBA Basketball World Cup.


The National League set out to launch a centralised D2C domestic and international streaming service, with a goal to deliver greater value to existing fans, attract new audiences, and build commercial revenue for all 72 clubs.

With over 300 match streams and 117k subscribers from 57 countries in the first five months, initial success has been built on delivering a consistent club-wide premium streaming product, with a standardised pricing structure.

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