Category: Strategy

An Alternative View: While a Growing Part of its Business, Apple Will Not Be a Service-Based Company

Posted on 20th January, 2019 by Zach Fuller in Apple, Apple Newton, Bells Law, Hardware Paradigms, IPhone, Ipod, Music Industry, Self-driving Cars, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Tech Strategy and Tim Cook

Apple’s announcement of smartphone slowdown a few weeks back sent waves through the tech-centric investment landscape. Various requiems seem to suggest that with the stock price dropping 12%, the darkest…

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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 Shows Hand With Bid For Scottish Football TV Rights

Posted on 12th November, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Assets, Broadcast Rights, BT, Consumer Behaviour, Cord-cutters, EFL, Eleven Sports, EPL, Football, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Peak Attention Economy, Rights Portfolio, Scottish Football, Scottish Sun, Sky, Sky Sports, Soccer, SPFL, Strategy, Streaming Services, Subscription Video On Demand, UCL, Value Proposition and Viewing Figures

Sky sports has doubled down on UK football and is the firm favourite to acquire the exclusive rights to broadcast Scottish football (SPFL), having bid £100 million for the next…

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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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Advertising Week New York: The Dynamic, the Dead and the Dangerous

Posted on 9th October, 2018 by Georgia Meyer in Activist Brands, Advertising, Brand Values, Colin Kaepernick, Customer Journey, Digital Consumers, Disruption, Hulu, Linear Tv, Marketing Funnel, Nike, R/ga, Smirnoff, Spotify, Tivo, TV Audiences and Tv Campaigns

Notoriously overwhelming, this week’s AWNY ramped activities up even further, expanding the number of stages from 8 to 12. A disorientating amount of content to navigate and a somewhat amusing…

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