Prof. dr. Tom Evens

Professor at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies, Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University.

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Media industries
Media/tech policy
Sports media rights
Business models


Tom Evens is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium. He holds Masters Degrees in Communication Sciences (2005) and Business Administration (2006) from Ghent University. Tom teaches in Media Economics (Ba1), Innovation and Tech Policy (Ma) and Business Models in Media and Technology (Ma). He is fellow holder of the chair ‘Media in a Society in Transition’.

In 2013, Tom finished his PhD on the political economy of the television industry. He specialises in the economics and policies of digital media and technology markets, and has widely published on the media business in international peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. He is the lead author of The Political Economy of Television Sports Rights (Palgrave, 2013) and Platform Power and Policy in Transforming Television Markets (Springer, 2018) and the co-editor of Media Management Matters: Challenges and Opportunities for Bridging Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2020).

Tom is an editorial board member of the Journal of Digital Media & PolicyInternet Policy ReviewCommunication & Sport, Journal of Media Business Studies and Media Industries Journal. He heads of the Media Policy and Regulation special interest group of the European Media Management Association (emma) and the Media Industries & Policy division of the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association (NeFCA), and served as the Deputy President of the European Media Management Association (between 2017 – 2019). He has been appointed an independent expert member of the SARC Media.