Category: Paid Content

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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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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NFL issues warning to streaming services

Posted on 6th September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in 2018 World Cup, Amazon Prime Video, Consumer Behaviour, Coverage, DAZN, Digital Content, Domestic Sports Rights, Eleven Sports, Mobile Rights, Nfl, Optus, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Perform, Premium Content, Rights Auction, Rights Holders, Serie A, Sporting Rights, Sports Content, Sports Fans, Streaming Services, Subscribers, Svod and Tech Majors

As rights holders and tech majors continue to experiment with streaming video on demand (SVOD) services as a way to broadcast sports content, questions are being raised about the ability…

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The Changing Streaming Sports Landscape Is A Pre-Cursor For What Is To Come

Posted on 6th August, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Ad Supported Streaming Service, Amazon, Asia, BBC IPlayer, Consumer Behaviour, Content Consumption, D-Day, Digital Content, Disney, Domestic Rights, EPL, Espn, Facebook, FIFA World Cup, Live Sports, Nfl, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Rightsholders, Sport Centric Streaming Service, Sports, Sports Landscape, Sports Rights, Sports Viewing, Streaming Services, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Traditional Broadcasters, Tv Audience, UCL and UEFA Champions League

The sports landscape fundamentally changed when tech major Amazon won the exclusive rights to package F in the landmark English Premier League (EPL) rights deal in June. The acquisition of…

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DC Universe Is The First Strategic Move In The Next Round of Direct-To-Consumer Offerings

Posted on 25th July, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, AT&T, Comic-con, Comics, ComiXology Unlimited, Consumer Behaviour, DC, DC Universe, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, Fox, Hulu, Marvel, Marvel Unlimited, Messaging Ecosystem, Movies, Netflix, Online Store, Online Streaming, Pay Tv, Subscription, Subscription Video, Svod, TV Shows, User Base, Value Proposition, Video Subscribers, Warner Bros and Warner Media

Warner Bro’s long awaited DC Universe subscription video on demand (SVOD) service is nearing its grand unveiling, having now decided upon a pricing plan. This is the latest of a…

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