Mark Lichtenhein, Chairman
Welcome to the Sports Rights Owners Coalition (SROC) website. I encourage you to take a fresh look at this forum which represents many of the world's most popular sports organisations and competitions.
Sport is special. It has the power to bring together nations, religions, and people of all ages. Sport makes a real difference to peoples’ lives and delivers huge economic and social benefits at national and local level. SROC members contribute substantially to the wealth and well-being of countries. They are not only key providers of long-term jobs, but they are also some of the biggest payer of taxes.
SROC members sell rights to create income that can be reinvested into their sport. Being able to exploit commercially the competitions SROC members organise and to protect them against any infringements is key to a sustainable financing of both professional and grassroots sports.
However, due to its immense popularity across the world, sport is attractive to commercial undertakings looking to sports content to create profit, without any re-investment in sport.
SROC seeks proper recognition of the value of sport from Governments across the world, and effective protection for their rights under law.