Category: Media

Sky and BT announce long term partnership for cross-supply of content

Posted on 2nd November, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Amazon Prime, Attention Economy, BT, BT Sport, Collaboration, Content, Content Distribution, Cord Cutting, Customer Retention, Diversify Revenues, Eleven Sports, Exclusive Content, Linear Broadcasters, Migrating Subscribers, Netflix, Now TV, Partnership, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Customers, Sky, Sky Ireland, Sky Sports, Strategy, Streaming Pay Tv, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Tracker, UK and Value Proposition

British broadcasters Sky and BT confirmed this week a long-term extension and expansion to an overall content cross-supply deal. Following the initial agreement signed in the UK last December, the…

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Discovery Taking PGA Tour Golf Global

Posted on 24th October, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Audience, Boxing, DAZN, Digital Content, Discovery, Eurosport, Eurosport Player, Golf, GolfTV, HSBC, International Rights, Matchroom Sports, Pay Tv, PGA Tour, Pricing Strategy, Rights Acquisition, Streaming Service, Streaming Subscription, Subscriber Churn, Subscription Video On Demand, Susbcriber Base and Svod

Eurosport-parent Discovery and the PGA Tour have unveiled GolfTV, an upcoming international golf-centric subscription video on demand (SVOD) service. The announcement follows a 12-year, $2 billion June agreement granting Discovery…

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Is Rugby in a state of crisis?

Posted on 12th October, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Audience Reach, Consumer Behaviour, CVC, DAZN, Debt, Digital Content, Digital Rights, Diversify Revenues, European Champions Cup, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Guardian, Heineken, Mobile Consumption, Natwest, Nfl, Pay Tv, RBS, Rights Holders, Rugby, Six Nations, Sponsorship, Strategy, Streaming, Svod, The Rugby Paper and Valuation

The value of Rugby has suffered another major blow in what has already been a tumultuous year financially for the sport. The asking price for the Six Nations title sponsorship…

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Advertising Week New York: The Dynamic, the Dead and the Dangerous

Posted on 9th October, 2018 by Georgia Meyer in Activist Brands, Advertising, Brand Values, Colin Kaepernick, Customer Journey, Digital Consumers, Disruption, Hulu, Linear Tv, Marketing Funnel, Nike, R/ga, Smirnoff, Spotify, Tivo, TV Audiences and Tv Campaigns

Notoriously overwhelming, this week’s AWNY ramped activities up even further, expanding the number of stages from 8 to 12. A disorientating amount of content to navigate and a somewhat amusing…

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Tencent Announces Strategic Pivot, Focusing On Cloud and AI

Posted on 2nd October, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Advertising, Alibaba, Business Services, Chinese Regulators, Cloud Business, Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Diversify Revenues, Game Licenses, Government Regulations, Industrial Internet Era, Market Share, Messaging App Ecosystem, Online Games, Restructure, Strategy, Tech Major and Tencent

Chinese tech major Tencent announced its first restructuring in six years and third in its 20 year history, including creating a new division to focus on business services such as…

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Can ESPN+ Provide Pay-TV Networks Model To Address Declining Subscribers?

Posted on 28th September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, Consumer Behaviour, Customer Reach, D-Day, DAZN, Digital Consumption, Disney, DTCI, Eleven Sports, EPL, Espn, Facebook, NBA, Nfl, Paid Subscriptions, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Premium Rights, Rights Holders, Rights Portfolio, Sporting Rights, Sports Landscape, Streaming, Streaming Video On Demand, Subscribers, Survey Data, Svod, Tech Majors, Ufc and Value Proposition

ESPN+, Disney’s sports-centric streaming video on demand (SVOD) service, has gained more than one million paying subscribers in just over five months following its launch in April 2018, with Kevin…

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Has the BBC Cured Streaming Latency?

Posted on 21st September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2022 FIFA World Cup, Altice, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Audience, BBC, BBC IPlayer, Broadcasters, Collaboration, DAZN, Eleven Sports, Facebook, HDR, Latency, Live Sports, Netflix, Nfl, Optus, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Subscritions, Research, Rights Holders, RMC Sport, SFR, Social Media, Streaming, Streaming Services, Streaming Video On Demand, Svod, Tech Majors, UCL, UHD and Video Subscriptions

Two weeks ago, the NFL warned subscription video on demand (SVOD) services to up their content delivery game if they are to be taken seriously when bidding for premium rights.…

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Big Brother Axed By Channel 5, But It Is Not All Bad News For Endemol

Posted on 14th September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Big Brother, Channel 4, Channel 5, Digital Content, Digital Natives, Endemol, Engagement, Facebook, Netherlands, Online, Pay Tv, Quarterly Trends, Reality TV, Social Media, Spotify, Streaming Behaviours, Streaming Video On Demand, Subscriptions, Svod, Terrestial Channel, TV Show Fandom, UK, UK Franchise, Viacom and Youtube

Dutch production house Endemol is no longer going to be making cult reality TV show Big Brother for Viacom’s UK terrestrial channel, Channel 5. It announced that it was “disappointed…

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DAZN launches in the US – is it worth the gamble?

Posted on 12th September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon Prime Video, Boxing, Combat Sports, Consumer Behaviour, DAZN, EPL, Matchroom Boxing, MLB, Monthly Video Subscriptions, NBA, Nfl, NHL, Online Video, Original Content, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Perform, Premium Rights, Sports, Sports Rights, Streaming Video, Svod, Tech Majors, Us, US Open and Viewership

On September 10th 2018 UK-based Perform Group officially launched DAZN US, its sports streaming video on demand (SVOD) service for the US. Following its inaugural launch in August 2016 in…

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