Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism

ISSN: 2165-7912

Open Access

Monotony in the Division of Earnings from Sports League Broadcasting


Gianluca Hwang*

In relation to the issue of dividing up the profits from broadcasting sports leagues, we investigate the implications of the monotonicity principle. We define a number of axioms for sharing rules in this context, formalizing various forms of this principle. They provide axiomatic characterizations of focal rules for this problem as well as families of rules compromising among them, as we demonstrate when they are combined with two additional fundamental axioms-equal treatment of equals and additivity. The normative appeal of the (focal) equal-split rule is highlighted by these results.


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