Posted by: Alistair Taylor

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Joris Evers, La Liga’s head of communications, confirmed last week that the rights holder has withdrawn its tender for broadcast rights to Spanish soccer’s premier league in the UK and…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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Is Pay-TV killing off Niche Sports?

Posted on 4th July, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Audience Engagement, Awareness, BBC, BBC One, Binge Watch, Broadcasters, Channel 4, Consumption Habits, Cricket, Declining Subscribers, Demographic Cliff, Digital Landscape, Diluting Assets, Distribution, ECB, EPL, Fandom, FIFA, FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA World Cup, Football, Fragmented Market, Free To Air, Gaming, ICC, ICC Cricket World Cup, ITV, Live Sports, Market Saturation, Marketing, Medium, Niche Sports, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Payalled Services, Peak Attention Economy, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, Rugby, Scripted Drama, Secular Decline, Sky, Sky Sports, Soccer, Specialisation, Sports Rights, Streaming Insurgents, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Value Proposition, Video Games, Viewership and World Cup

With both the ICC Cricket World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup approaching their climaxes, the stark difference in audience engagement raises the question, is pay-TV killing off niche sports?…

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Why the UFC Wants to Replicate the Yao Ming effect

Posted on 25th June, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Athlete, Audience Culture, Audience Reach, Boxing, Brand Leverage, CBA, Chinese Basketball Association, Disney, Endeavor, Espn, Fandom, Global Following, Houston Rockets, IMG, International Expansion, Live Rights, Market Saturation, MAU, Mixed Martial Arts, MLB, MMA, Monthly Active Users, NBA, NBA China, NBA Draft, Nfl, ONE Championship, ONE Fighting, Peak Attention, PPV, Revenue, Shaghai Sharks, Social Media, Sports Fans, Sports Franchise, Star Sports, Strategy, Tencent, Ufc, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Viewers, Wechat, Weibo, WME, Wme-img, WWE and Zuffa LLC

The NBA is the third highest grossing league globally, generating $7.4 billion in 2017, behind domestic rivals MLB and NFL. Whereas the MLB and NFL have largely struggled to entice…

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Is Cricket the New ‘Greatest Show on Turf’?

Posted on 19th June, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Ad Skippers, Addressable Audience, Advertisers, Advertising, Adverts, Audience Reach, Brand Equity, Brands, Broadcasters, CBS, Content, Content Engagement, Cord Cutting, Cricket, Disney, Emerging Markets, Fanbase, FIFA World Cup, Fox, Hotstar, ICC Cricket World Cup, India, Live Sports, NBA, Nfl, Old Trafford, Pay Tv, Paywalls, Peak Attention, Reach, Star India, Star Sports, Streaming, Streaming Services, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Super Bowl, Svod, UEFA Champions League, Viewership and Walt Disney

Even before the St. Louis (now LA) Rams were setting records in the NFL during the 1999-2001 seasons, earning the nickname ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’, the Super Bowl was…

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Battle of the Docuseries: Who Mirrored Who?

Posted on 13th June, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, All Or Nothing, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Capital, Customer Acquisition, D-day For Sporting Rights, Dallas Cowboys, Derby County, Digital Economy, Digital Ecosystem, Documentary, EFL, English Championship, EPL, Facebook, Formula 1, Instagram, Leeds United, Live Sports, Liverpool, Manchester City, MLB, Netflix, Nfl, NHL, Original Content, Peak Attention, Premium Domestic Rights, Rag To Riches, Reach, Riches To Rags, Rights Acquisition, Rights Portfolio, Social Media, Sports Consumption, Sports Docuseries, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Sunderland 'Til I Die, Sunderland AFC, Svod, Tech, Tech Major, TNF, Twitter and Value Proposition

Leeds United are set to become the latest soccer club to feature in an original documentary series, with tech major Amazon securing a deal for a behind-the-scenes look at Argentinian…

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