Posted by: Alistair Taylor

CAN DISNEY DO A HULU?

Posted on 12th April, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Brand Equity, Disney, Disney Streaming Services, Intellectual Property, International Rollout, Market Saturation, Netflix, Paid Subscribers, Pay-Tv Secular Decline, Subscribers, Substitutive Service and Wau

Disney finally unveiled to investors during a presentation yesterday its much anticipated direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service Disney+, announcing a November 12th 2019 launch. Disney+ will be an ad-free subscription launching…

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Fox News to ‘New Fox’: What is Left After Disney Deal

Posted on 1st April, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Acquisition, CBS, Disney, Equity Stake, ESports, Fox, Fox Corporation, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports, Hulu, Live Sports, Live Tv Content, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Merger, MLB, NBA, New Fox, Nfl, On-demand Content, Pixar, Portfolio, Premium Sports, Scripted Drama, Star India, Star Wars, Tech Majors, Twentieth Century Fox and Value Proposition

On the 20th March 2019, The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox became official. What did Disney acquire? The $71.3 billion merger significantly strengthens Disney’s value…

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Mediapro Offers Eleven Sports a UK Lifeline!

Posted on 21st March, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Ad-supported Model, BT Sport, Carriage Partnerships, Chinese Super League, Consumer Engagement, Disruptors, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Eredivisie, Espn, IMG, ITV, La Liga, Mediapro, NFB, Premier Sports, Premium Sports Rights, Revenue Streams, Rights Tender, Serie A, Set Top Boxes, Sky, Sky Sports, Sports Rights Landscape, Subscriber Acquisitions, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Traditional Broadcasters, Virgin Media and Weekly Active Usage

Streaming service Eleven Sports will now have to table a new offer to maintain its UK La Liga rights, as Mediapro (the agency selling La Liga’s international rights) decides to…

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Why Did Facebook’s EPL Rights Deal Collapse?

Posted on 15th March, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in BeIN Sports, Bidding, Brand Image, Cambridge Analytica, Daily Active Usage, Data Privacy, Dau, Declining Userbase, English Premier League, EPL, Facebook, Fox Sports, Messenger, Revenue Stream, Streaming, SVOD Services, Video Consumption, Wau, Weekly Active Usage and Whatsapp

The English Premier League (EPL) is now back on the market with its rights for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam following its deal with Facebook collapsing. Back in July 2018,…

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Can the NBA Capture the ‘Cord-Nevers’?

Posted on 8th March, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Audience Engagement, Cable Providers, Clippers CourtVision, Consumer Survey, Cord Nevers, Digital Advancements, Micropayments, Mit, NBA, NBA 2K, NBA 2K League, Premium Sports, Revenue Generation, Rights Deals, Social Media Following, Sporting Rights, Sports Broadcasting, Sports Fans, Sports Landscape, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Take Two Interactive, Turner Sports, UEFA Champions League, Vr, VR Headset and WNBA

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference in Boston last week, explained his vision of the league’s games, which will look “dramatically different” in five…

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Fail Fast, Fail Early – Can Eleven’s UK Struggle Aid Future Growth?

Posted on 21st February, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Allsvenskan, Altice, Amazon, Amazon Fire Stick, Amazon Prime Video, Android TV, Audience Engagement, Audience Reach, BT Sport, Bundesliga, Carriage Partnerships, Chinese Super League, Disney, Disruptors, Distribution Partnerships, Domestic Rights, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, Eredivisie, Espn, Formula One, Google, Google Chromecast, IMG, La Liga, Liga Endesa Basketball, Ligue 1, Linear Broadcasters, Live Content, Live Sports, Nfl, NOS, Nowo, OTT, Over-the-top, Pay Tv, Portfolio Diversification, Premium Rights, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, ROI, Samsung, Serie A, Sky, SPFL, Sport TV, Sporting Rights, Sports Fans, Sports-centric, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Traditional Pay-TV, UEFA Champions League, Ufc, Value Propostion, Video Services and Vodafone

Eleven Sports announced last week it had successfully agreed long-term distribution agreements with all four TV operators in Portugal – Altice, NOS, Nowo and Vodafone. Achieving this agreement puts Eleven…

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Will An EPL Streaming Service Devalue Domestic Rights?

Posted on 15th February, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, BT, BT Sport, Crystal Palace, Digital Content, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Espn, La Liga, Linear Offering, Netflix, Now TV, OTT, Pragmatism-gap, Premier League TV, Premier Sports, Premium Rights, Rights Acquisition, Rights Landscape, Serie A, Setanta Sports, Singtel, Sky, Sport Rights, Strategy, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, TalkSPORT, The Sunday Times, Traditional Broadcasters and USP

Following the English Premier League (EPL) announcing in November its plans to launch its own streaming service for the next rights cycle (2022-2025), the Sunday Times reported that the EPL…

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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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UFC’s Debut on ESPN+ Draws In Record Subs

Posted on 24th January, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Bellator, BT, DAZN, Digital, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, Domestic Rights, Eleven Sports, Endeavor, Espn, Free Trial, IMG, Mixed Martial Art, MMA, Return On Investment, Rights Acquisition, Sporting Rights, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Subscriptions, Svod, Ufc, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Walt Disney, Wau and Weekly Active Usage

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debuted on ESPN+ this past weekend, featuring the highly touted championship fight, which saw Henry Cejudo knockout current Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in just 32…

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