Posted by: Alistair Taylor

Virtual Naming Rights: Reality or Façade?

Posted on 18th October, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Ad Responsiveness, Addressable Audience, Advert Experimentation, Advertising, Amazon Prime Video, American Football, Brand, Brand Sponsor, Broadcast, EA Sports, ESports, Fan Base, FIFA, Fortnite, Forza, Future Proof, Gaming, Jersey Sponsorship, Linear Advertisers, Madden NFL, Madden NFL 20 Classic, Mixer, Naming Rights, NBA 2K, Pay Tv, Paywalls, Pizza Hut, Product Placement, Revenue Diversification, Rights Holders, Rights Valuations, ROI, SportsPro Media, Streaming, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Tencent, TNF, Twitch, Viewership, Virtual Naming Rights, Vloggers, Vr, Watching Sports and Youtube

While sharing pizza has already become synonymous with watching sports, e-sports could be about to leverage that same instilled behaviour. Restaurant chain Pizza Hut made history this July when it…

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Knock On: Rights Holders Cannot Chance Latency?

Posted on 26th September, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Akamai, Amazon, Broadband Providers, Broadcaster, Concurrent Viewing, Customer Complaints, D-Day, Digital Rights, Distribution, Exclusive Rights, FIFA World Cup, Free To Air, Freeview, FTA, Glitch, Investments, IRB, Japan, Latency, Live Sports, Optus, Optus Sport, Pay-per-view, Peak Viewership, Refund, Revenue Over Reach, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, Rugby Championship, Rugby World Cup, RWC, Sanzaar, SBS, Sky, Sky TV, Spark, Spark Sport, Sports Rights, Streaming Latency, Sub-license, Subscriber Base, Super Rugby, Technical Capacity, Telco, The Guardian, Tournament Pass, TVNZ, TVNZ Duke and Viewership

The IRB Rugby World Cup (RWC) commenced last Friday with hosts Japan producing a fine victory over second-time qualifiers Russia, 30-10. The first RWC to be held in Asia provides…

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Could a Recession Change the Tide for Sports Rights Allocation?

Posted on 24th September, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Additive Services, All-encompassing Offering, Amazon, Apple, AppleTV+, Bubble Economics, Budget Allocation, Cable, Consumers, Content Consumption, Cord Cutting, Coupe De La Ligue, D-Day, Digital Rights, Disney, English Premier League, EPL, Espn, Fanbase, French Football League, HBO Max, Hulu, Inflection Point, La Liga, LFP, Live Sports, Major League, Mobile Rights, Nbcuniversal, Netflix, Nfl, Pay-TV Subscribers, Paywalls, Peacock, Peaking Attention Economy, Premium Domestic Rights, Reach Over Revenue, Recession, Recessionary Pressure, Revenue Model, Revenue Over Reach, Revenues, Rights Allocation, Rights Bubble, Rights Cycles, Rights Holders, Service Prioritisation, Sky, Sky UK, Social Presence, Specialisation, Sporting Rights, Sports Fans, Sports Rights, Stack Shaving, Streaming Video, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Substitutive Services, Svod, Tech Majors and Warner Media

Revenue remains rights holder’s priority qualifier for allocating rights. However, with an impending recession, we are likely nearing an inflection point whereby rights holders may start to look towards prioritising…

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Yao Ming 2.0: NBA & House of Mouse – Who Needs Who More?

Posted on 30th August, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Audience Engagement, BAMTech, Brand Equity, Bundle, Carriage Partnerships, Concurrent Viewers, Content Consumption, Crown Jewels, Dallas Mavericks, Digital Service, Direct To Consumer Service, Disney, Disney Streming Services, Disney+. Walt Disney, Diversification, Documentary, Domestic Rights, DTC, Espn, Fanbase, Hotstar, House Of Mouse, Hulu, ICC, ICC Cricket World Cup, Indian Premier League, IP, IPL, Market Fragmentation, MLB, NBA, NBA D-League, NBA Draft, NBA Finals, NBA G League, Netflix, Nfl, NHL, OTT, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Peak Attention, Portfolio, Reach, Revenues, Rights Holders, Rights Valuation, SONY ESPN, Sony Pictures Networks, Sports Rights, Star India, Streaming, Subscribers, Subscribes, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Ufc, Value Proposition and Yao Ming

Disney’s Q2 quarterly results illustrate the growing importance of its direct to consumer (D2C) streaming offering. With the launch of Disney+ coming up on November 12, Disney looks set to…

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Demographic cliff: Is gaming sports’ biggest problem?

Posted on 14th August, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Aging Audience, Audience Engagement, Daily Active Usage, Daus, Declining Audience, Demographic Cliff, Distribution Medium, E-sports, English Premier League, EPL, ESports, Fanbase, Fandom, FIFA, FIFA EWorld Cup, Finite Attention, Fortnite, Linear Platforms, Live Sports, Liverpool FC, MAUs, MLB, Monthly Active Usage, NBA, Pay Tv, Peak Attention Economy, Rights Holders, Sky, Sky Sports, Sports, Sports Fans, Tencent, UEFA Champions League, US Masters, Wechat, Younger Audience and Youtube

Is the peaking attention economy the underlying cause for the decline in sports consumption from the younger demographic, or is it the mediums through which rights holders are distributing sports…

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Not So Galactico; What Went Wrong for La Liga?

Posted on 7th August, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Amazon Prime Video, Broadcast Deals, Carriage Partnerships, Consumer Attention, Crown Jewel, Demand, Digital Audiences, Distribution Deals, Distribution Partner, Domestic Sports, Economics, El Classico, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Facebook, French Open, Instagram, La Liga, Live Sports, Mediapro, Monetising Fandom, NowTV, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Subscribers, Peak Attention Economy, Premier Sports, Reach Over Revenue, Resources, Rights Acquisition, Rights Budget, Rights Holders, Rights Valuation, Rolland Garros, Saturated Landscape, Secular Decline, Serie A, Sky, Social Media Following, Social Reach, Spanish Rights, Sports Leagues, Sports Rights Bubble, Subscribers, Subscription Penetration, Subscription Revenue, Supply, Tech Stack, Tender, Traditional Broadcasters, Twitter, Ufc, Wau and Weekly Active Usage

Joris Evers, La Liga’s head of communications, confirmed last week that the rights holder has withdrawn its tender for broadcast rights to Spanish soccer’s premier league in the UK and…

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Tencent Renewal: NBA the Envy of Global Sports Rights Holders?

Posted on 1st August, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Audience Reach, CBA, Chinese Basketball Association, Custom Interactive Services, Digital Partner, Fanbase, Houston Rockets, Live Sports, Loyalty Schemes, MAUs, National Basketball Association, NBA, NBA 2K League, NBA China, QQ, Revenue Diversification, Rights Acquisition, Rights Extension, Social Reach, Sports Franchise, Sports Rights, Strategic Pivot, Streaming, Svod, Take Two Interactive, Tencent, Toronto Raptors, Ufc, Video On Demand, Wall Street Journal, Wechat, Weixin and Wiebo

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent have announced a five-year extension of their existing partnership, with Tencent acting as the NBA’s official digital partner until the…

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Is YouTube MLB’s Answer to Tap into Younger Audience?

Posted on 29th July, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon Prime Video, Baseball, Cable Consumption, Channel 4, Concurrent Viewers, Consumer Behaviours, Content Consumption, Cricket, DAZN, Demographic, Digital Content, Digital Ecosystem, Distribution Deal, Diversification, ECB, English Premier League, EPL, Espn, Exclusive Rights, Facebook, Fanbase, Fans, FIFA Women’s World Cup, Finite Resources, Fox, Free To Air, FTA, Google, ICC Cricket World Cup Final, Ive Sports, LA Dodgers, Major League Baseball, MLB, Morning Consult, Multiple Subscriptions, Non-exclusive, OTT, Over-the-top, Pay-TV Subscribers, Peak Attention Economy, Peak Audience, Penetration, Philadelphia Phillies, Premium Rights, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, Sky, Sports Fans, Sports Rights, Subscribers, Subscription Retention, TBS, Time Allocation, Wau, Weekly Active Users and Youtube

On July 18th, Google-owned YouTube livestreamed the first of its exclusive Major League Baseball (MLB) matches, acquired through a partnership announced with the MLB at the end of April 2019.…

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