Category: Sports

Peacock Goes for Gold

Posted on 23rd January, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Acquisition, Ad-free, Ad-funded, Advertising, All Or Nothing, Amazon, AMC, Apple, AppleTV+, Attention, Avod, Broadband, Cable, CBS, Comcast, Customer Relationships, D-Day, D2C, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, Disruptor, Diversification, English Premier League, EPL, Exclusive Rights, Fans, Flex, Fox, Full Stack, HBO, Hulu, Incumbent Services, IOC, Last Chance U, Linear Tv, Live Sports, NBCU, Nbcuniversal, Netflix, Olympics 2020, Pay Tv, Peacock, Peacock Free, Peacock Premium, Peak Attention Economy, Premium Sporting Rights, Ryder Cup, Sky, Sky Sports, Sports, Sports Consumption, Starz, Streaming Sports, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Tech Majors, The CW and Xfinity

On the 16th of January, Comcast (owner of NBCUniversal) unveiled further details of its direct to consumer (D2C) proposition, Peacock. Peacock is set to debut on the 15th of April…

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‘If You Ain’t First, You’re Last’: Revenue-Over-Reach Argument Not Refuted for F1

Posted on 9th January, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Audience Viewership, Average Age, BARB, Broadcaster, Champions League, Channel 4, Concurrent Viewership, Consumption, Demographic Cliff, Distribution Deals, EPL, F1, F1 Channel Pass, Fandom, FIFA, Formula One, Free To Air, FTA, Grand Prix, ICC, ICC Cricket World Cup, Live Rights, Metrics, Pay Tv, Paywall, Paywalled Content, Penetration, Revenue Over Reach, Rights Holders, Sky, Sky Sports, Streaming Sports, Subscribers, Subscription, Svod, Target Audience, The Grand Tour, UCL. Premier League, UEFA, Viewing Figures and Women’s World Cup

2019 audience figures for Formula One (F1) provide the latest example of a rights holder opting for short-term revenue optimisation over long-term strategic growth, to the detriment of its viewing…

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Can BT Lay the Smackdown on Its Rivals?

Posted on 3rd January, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Broadcast, BT, BT Sport, BT Sport Pass, Consumers, Consumption, DTC, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, Entertainment, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Now TV, Pay Tv, Peak Attention, Raw, Reach, Revenue, Rights Acquisition, Serie A, Sky, Sky Sports, Smackdown, Sporting Rights, Streaming Insurgent, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Subscriptions, Svod, UEFA Champions League, Ufc, Value Proposition, Wrestling, WWE, WWE Network, WWF and Younger Audience

This Saturday at 1am GMT BT will debut its live broadcast for WWE Smackdown, having acquired the exclusive rights from long-term UK broadcaster Sky in June 2019. This signalled the…

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Amazon One - Family Christmas Nil

Posted on 18th December, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, AFC Bournemouth, Ageing Audience, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, ATP, Broadcasters, BT, Buffering, Burnley, Commentary, Concurrent Viewership, Content Mix, Crystal Palace, DAZN, Demographics, Digital, Distribution Deals, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Fixtures, High-quality Picture, Highlights, Latency, Linear, Live Stream, Manchester City, Nfl, Now TV, Optus, Optus Sport, Prime, Recession-proof, Rights, Rights Holders, Sky, Sky Deutschland, Spark, Spark Sport, Sports Rights, Stats, Streaming Insurgents, Tech Major, Tender, Time Delay, TNF, Twitch, UCL, UEFA Champions League, US Open, Value Proposition, WAUs and WTA

Ever since the English Premier League (EPL) awarded rights to tech major Amazon in June 2018, the excitement for December 2019 and how Amazon’s live stream delivery would pan out…

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Hotstar Remains India’s Leading Streaming Video Service but Its Potential Partnership with Disney+ Raises Key Brand Challenges

Posted on 12th December, 2019 by Amanda Stears in 21CF, 21st Century Fox, Ad-free, Amazon Prime Video, Avod, Disney, Hotstar, Hotstar VIP, ICC Cricket World Cup, India Watch Report 2019, IPL, Netflix and Star Sports

Yesterday Indian streaming service Hotstar published its 2019 India Watch Report. Hotstar (a fully-owned Disney subsidiary since the 21CF acquisition by Disney back in March of this year) now boldly…

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BT Sport’s Key Ingredient for Competing in an Increasingly Saturated Landscape

Posted on 22nd November, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Advertising, American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Broadcast Audience, BT, BT Sport, BT Sport App, Bubble Economics, Competitive Landscape, Cord Cutting, DAZN, Demographics, Digital Natives, Domestic Rights, Engagement, English Premier League, Europa Conference League, Exclusive Rights, ITV, Live Sports, Market Saturation, MLB, MMA, NCAA, Pay Tv, Premium Rights, Price Point, Revenue Over Reach, Rugby, Sky, Sky Sports, Soccer, Social Platform, Sporting Rights, Sports Highlights, Sports Rights Bubble, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Supply Demand, Svod, Telco, Telecom, Traditional Broadcaster, UCL, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Ufc, Untapped Audience, Value Proposition, Weekly Active Usage and Youtube

The strategic dilemma as to whether rights holders should seek revenue over reach when allocating domestic rights is inevitably impacted by how dependent services are on premium rights for securing…

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Disney+ Recovers From Initial Blunder to Surpass 10 Million Sign Ups on Debut!

Posted on 14th November, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, All-encompassing Offering, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, AppleTV+. Market Saturation, Brand Awareness, Brand Equity, Bundle, Catalogue, Comcast, Digital Native, Digital Pay-tv Solution, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, Disney Plus, DTC, Ecosystems, Espn, Finite Resources, Friends, FX, Gaming, Growth, HBO, HBO Max, House Of Mouse, Hulu, Lucas Films, Marvel, Marvel Motion Pictures, Media Company, Media Networks, MLB, Music Streaming, NBA, NBC, NBCU, Nbcuniversal, Netflix, Nfl, NHL, Peacock, Peak Attention, Peak Attention Economy, Pixar, Podcasts, Recession, Revenue Streams, Sports, Star Wars, Streaming Service, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, SVOD Subscribers, Tech Majors, Tech Player, The Office, The Walt Disney Company, Twitter, Tyranny Of Choice, Value Proposition, Walt Disney Pictures, Warner Media and Weaponize Its Content

Disney claims unexpected traffic on its newly-launched service was at fault for the buffering and technical issues of Disney+’s launch Tuesday. The issues highlight just how difficult it is transitioning…

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NFL Adding Music to Its Playbook

Posted on 4th November, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Archived Footage, Audio Content, Curated Playlists, D-Day, Demographic, Digital Content, ESports, Facebook, Fandom, Future Proof, Highlights, Live Sports, Madden NFL, National Football League, Nfl, Pandora, Paywalled Content, Reddit, Revenue Diversification, Soundcloud, Sports Fans, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Services, Subscriptions, Target Audience, Tidal, Tik Tok, TNF, TuneIn, Twitch, Video Content and Youtube

The NFL continues expanding its reach with the news that it is providing both video and audio content to global streaming services Spotify and Tidal. This follows the NFL’s recently-announced…

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