Category: Media

Ad-supported Strategies Are Playing A Growing Role In The Digital Economy

Posted on 21st January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Amazon, Apple, Attention Economy, Attention Economy Peak, Cambridge Analytica, Essence Global, Facebook, Freemium, Making Free Pay, Netflix, Playstation, Premium. Privacy, Sony, Spotify, Streaming, Subscriptions, Uk Tv, Vevo and Xbox

2018 was a big year for subscriptions, across music (Spotify on target to hit 92 million subscribers), video (global subscriptions passed half a billion), games (98 million Xbox Live and…

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Just Who Would Buy Universal Music?

Posted on 14th January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, Artists Direct, Bolloré Group, Deezer, First Access Entertainment, Formula 1 Racing, Institutional Investors, Liberty Media, Live Nation, Major Label Market Shares, MLB, Pandora, Perform, Private Equity, Record Label Market Shares, Saavn, SiriusXM, Sme, Sony Music, The Atlanta Braves, UMG, Umg Market Share, Universal Market Share, Universal Music, Universal Music Investment, Universal Music Sale, Vincent Bolloré, Vivendi, Warner Music, WMG and Yannick Bolloré

Vivendi continues to look for a buyer for a portion of Universal Music. Though the process has been running officially since May 2018, the transaction (or transactions) may not close…

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Why Music and Video are Crucial to Apple’s Future

Posted on 7th January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Amazon, Amazon Prime, Apple, Apple Earnings, Apple Mno, Apple Music, Comes With Music, Handset Bundles, IHeart Media, Ipad, IPhone, Itunes Billing, Music Bundles, Netflix, Nokia, Nokia Comes With Music, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Music, Streaming Video and Video Bundles

Apple’s downgraded earnings guidance represents its first profit warning in 10 years. This is clearly a big deal, and probably not as much to do with a weakening Chinese economy if Alibaba’s…

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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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