Tag: BBC

The COVID Bounce: How COVID-19 is Reshaping Entertainment Demand

Posted on 27th March, 2020 by Mark Mulligan in Amazon Music, Amazon Prime, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Music, Apple Tv, BBC, Boris Johnson, Cnn, Coronavirus, Coronavirus And Entertainment, Covid-19, Covid19, Disney, Donald Trump, Entertainment Demand, Fox News, Games, Grand Theft Auto, Gta, Minecraft, Music, Netflix, News, Playstation, Podcasts, Radio, Spotify, Streaming, The Bbcc, The Covid Bounce, TV, Video and Xbox

The economic disruption and social dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is not evenly distributed. Some business face catastrophe, while others thrive. Across the entertainment industries the same is true,…

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Six Nations Behind a Paywall: Can Rugby Afford to Bench Free-To-Air?

Posted on 6th March, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, BBC, Business Model, Consumption Habits, Cricket, CVC, Demographic Cliff, Digital Natives, ECB, Exclusive Rights, F1, FIFA, FIFA Women’s World Cup, Formula One, Free To Air, FTA, Governing Body, Guinness, ICC, ITV, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Operator, Paywall, Peak Attention Economy, Revenue Over Reach, ROI, Rugby Union, Six Nations, Sky, Sky Sports, Subscriptions, Svod, The Rugby Paper, Traditional Broadcasters, World Cup and WWE

Six Nations organisers are reportedly considering awarding the exclusive distribution rights for its annual competition to pay-TV operator Sky, in an unprecedented £300 ($384) million deal. Organisers have said they…

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Take Five (the big five stories and data you need to know) October 28th 2019

Posted on 28th October, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Ad Supported, Avod, BBC, Bbc News, Boxing, DAZN, Discovery, Interactive News, Jake Paul, Ksi, Marvel, Pandora, Podcasts, Recession, SiriusXM, Smart Speakers and Snapchat

SiriusXM, podcast marvel: SiriusXM has struck a multiyear deal with Marvel to create exclusive podcasts, illustrating that traditional radio companies still have the potential to be the major players in…

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BBC Kids to LADbible: Video Providers Expand Their Reach

Posted on 18th October, 2019 by Amanda Stears in 2btube, Alibaba, Avod, BBC, Brut, CBeebies, Ciaopeople, Copa90, Facebook, Facebook Watch, Iqiyi, LADbible, Netflix, Peppa Pig, Short Form Video, South China Morning Post, Svod, Tastemade, Tencent, Tubi, Tubi UK, Video and Youku

In the streaming era, having international reach is just as important as being an established local brand. This week (October 14) sees TV players Tubi, Facebook Watch and Youku each…

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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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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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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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