Tag: sports rights

ESPN+ leverages UFC appeal to double subscriber base to 2 million in five months

Posted on 8th February, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in BAMTech, Combat Sports, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, DTC, Earnings Call, Endeavor, English Premier League, Espn, Hulu, IMG, MLB, NHL, Operating Loss, Premium Content, Quarterly Financials, Rights Acquisition, Segment Loss, Sports Rights, Sports-centric, Streaming Latency, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, UEFA Champions League and Ufc

Disney announced in its Q1 earnings call on Tuesday that its sports-centric streaming service ESPN+ had surpassed two million subscribers, doubling its subscriber base in less than five months. Launched…

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Eleven Sports Loses Serie A Rights As Partnership With IMG Ends

Posted on 1st February, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Allsvenskan, Audience Acquisition, Bundesliga, Chinese Super League, DAZN, Eleven Sports, Eredivisie, IMG, La Liga, MLB, NHL, PGA Championship, Premier Sports, Premium Rights, Price Point, Rights Partnership, Scottish Cup, Serie A, Sport-centric, Sports Rights, Sports SVOD, Strategic Partnership, Streaming, Streaming Insurgent, Streaming Latency, Streaming Service, STV Group, Sub-prime Content Proposition, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, UEFA Champions League and Ufc

Eleven Sports, the fledgling sports-centric streaming service has lost the UK and Irish rights for Serie A and Eredivisie, following a strategic decision to ‘amicably’ end its partnership with international…

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Why 2021 Could Kill TV, Save Apple and Mark the End of Ads in Broadcast Sports

Posted on 9th January, 2019 by Georgia Meyer in 21st Century Fox, Acquisition, Apple, Apple Earnings, Beats, Comcast, DAZN, Domestic Sports Rights, English Premier League, EPL, National Football League, Nfl, Pay Tv, Q3 Earnings, Share Price, Sky, Sports Rights, Star India and Tech Majors

2021–22 are the years when the world’s most expensive premium domestic sports rights come up for renewal. In the US the NFL, MLB and NHL broadcast rights will all be…

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Sport1 To Drop US-centric Channel in Favour of Esports

Posted on 5th December, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Audience Demographics, Broadcaster, Cord Cutting, DAZN, ESports, Fragmented Market, Germany, KEK, Market Share, MLB, NBA, Netflix, Nfl, NHL, Niche Sports, OTT, Pay Tv, Premium Right, Rights Bubble, Rights Holders, Sport1, Sports Rights, Strategy, Streaming Insurgents, Survey Data, Svod, Us Sport and Weekly Active Usage

German broadcaster Sport1 is replacing its US sport focused channel for the very first German-speaking esports channel. Sport1 announced last week that the channel dubbed eSports1 will launch in Germany,…

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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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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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Can Eleven Sports Disrupt the UK Sports Video Landscape?

Posted on 19th July, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Allsvenskan, Broadcasters, BT, Chinese Super League, Consumer Behaviour, DAZN, Disney, Eleven, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Eredivisie, Espn, IMG, Ireland, La Liga, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Perform, Rights Acquisition, Serie A, Sky, Sports Landscape, Sports Rights, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Svod, UCL, UEFA Champions League, UK and Value Proposition

Eleven Sports is a global sports content provider intent on global expansion. Already established in Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the US. Eleven is systematically acquiring new rights…

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Facebook deal with the English Premier League concerns traditional broadcasters

Posted on 10th July, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, BBC, Broadcasters, Consumer Behaviour, Cord Cutting, Digital Content, English Premier League, EPL, Facebook, IPlayer, Netflix, Pay_TV, Rights, Rights Portfolio, Sky, Sports Landscape, Sports Rights, Streaming Service, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Traditional Networks and World Cup

Facebook, the latest tech major to get involved with sports streaming, last week agreed its first ever rights deal with the English Premier league (EPL). This deal signified another step…

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