Category: Paid Content

DAZN Stepping Up Its Domestic Rights Offering – Insurgent come Enforcer?

Posted on 17th January, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, Bundesliga, D-Day, DAZN, Discovery, Disruptors, Eleven Sports, EPL, Eurosport, Facebook, Fragmented Rights Landscape, Lega Calcio, Live Sports, Matchroom Sports, Mediaset, Mediaset Premium, MLB, NBA, Nfl, Premium Domestic Rights, Rights Holders, Rights Portfolio, Rights Renewal, Serie A, Sky Italia, Sports Rights Landscape, Streaming Insurgent, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Tech Majors, Ufc, US PGA Championship and Value Proposition

Having grown its portfolio for premium international and domestic sporting rights, DAZN is now starting to graduate from a disruptor into an established part of the landscape. Emphasised by its…

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Knockout Blow For Eleven Sports?

Posted on 13th December, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Additive Service, Amazon Prime Video, Audience Behaviour, BBC, Broadcasters, BT, Carriage Partnerships, Discovery, Disruptors, Dsitribution, Eleven Sports, Endeavor, EPL, Eurosport, Fail, Financial Viability, GolfTV, IMG, Insurgents, Ireland, La Liga, Live Video, Niche Content, Paid Subscribers, Penetration, Premier Sports, Premium Rights, Revenue, Rights Acquisition, Serie A, Sky, Sporting Rights, Sports, Sports Video, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Substitutive Service, Svod, SVOD Adoption, Traditional TV, TV Operators, UCL, UEFA, Ufc, UK, Value Proposition, Virgin Media and WME

Eleven Sports, the insurgent subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, is considering closing its operations in the UK and Ireland after failing to secure distribution via traditional TV operators. Failure…

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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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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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Is Rugby in a state of crisis?

Posted on 12th October, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Audience Reach, Consumer Behaviour, CVC, DAZN, Debt, Digital Content, Digital Rights, Diversify Revenues, European Champions Cup, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Guardian, Heineken, Mobile Consumption, Natwest, Nfl, Pay Tv, RBS, Rights Holders, Rugby, Six Nations, Sponsorship, Strategy, Streaming, Svod, The Rugby Paper and Valuation

The value of Rugby has suffered another major blow in what has already been a tumultuous year financially for the sport. The asking price for the Six Nations title sponsorship…

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Tencent Announces Strategic Pivot, Focusing On Cloud and AI

Posted on 2nd October, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Advertising, Alibaba, Business Services, Chinese Regulators, Cloud Business, Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Diversify Revenues, Game Licenses, Government Regulations, Industrial Internet Era, Market Share, Messaging App Ecosystem, Online Games, Restructure, Strategy, Tech Major and Tencent

Chinese tech major Tencent announced its first restructuring in six years and third in its 20 year history, including creating a new division to focus on business services such as…

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Can ESPN+ Provide Pay-TV Networks Model To Address Declining Subscribers?

Posted on 28th September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, Consumer Behaviour, Customer Reach, D-Day, DAZN, Digital Consumption, Disney, DTCI, Eleven Sports, EPL, Espn, Facebook, NBA, Nfl, Paid Subscriptions, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Premium Rights, Rights Holders, Rights Portfolio, Sporting Rights, Sports Landscape, Streaming, Streaming Video On Demand, Subscribers, Survey Data, Svod, Tech Majors, Ufc and Value Proposition

ESPN+, Disney’s sports-centric streaming video on demand (SVOD) service, has gained more than one million paying subscribers in just over five months following its launch in April 2018, with Kevin…

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Has the BBC Cured Streaming Latency?

Posted on 21st September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2022 FIFA World Cup, Altice, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Audience, BBC, BBC IPlayer, Broadcasters, Collaboration, DAZN, Eleven Sports, Facebook, HDR, Latency, Live Sports, Netflix, Nfl, Optus, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Subscritions, Research, Rights Holders, RMC Sport, SFR, Social Media, Streaming, Streaming Services, Streaming Video On Demand, Svod, Tech Majors, UCL, UHD and Video Subscriptions

Two weeks ago, the NFL warned subscription video on demand (SVOD) services to up their content delivery game if they are to be taken seriously when bidding for premium rights.…

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