Tag: broadcasters

Bundesliga Offers Reality Check for What to Expect of Sport Post-COVID-19

Posted on 21st May, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in AFL, AGF Aarhus, AR, Atmosphere, Audience, Australian Football League, Behind Closed Doors, Borussia Monchengladbach, Broadcasters, Broadcasts, Bundesliga, Burnley, Cardboard Cut-outs, Channel Seven, Consumption Habits, Covid-19, Crowds, Empty Stadiums, Engagement, English Premier League, EPL, European Leagues, FA, Football, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Fox Footy, Frozen Sports, Government Restrictions, Innovation, Live Sports, Lockdown, Matchday Revenues, Media Consumption, Paderborn, Pandemic, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Postponement, Project Restart, Promotion, Qualification, Relegation, Rights Holders, Second Screen, Soccer, Social Distancing, Sports Fans, Stay At Home. Be In The Stands, Survey, Tweet, Twitter, Viewership, Viewing Figures, Vr, Watford, Web Conferencing and Zoom

Football (via the Bundesliga) finally returned to screens last weekend, not only serving starved sports fans with content during lockdown, but more importantly demonstrated what we can expect live football…

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Olympics Postponement: The Sports Media Landscape of COVID-19

Posted on 26th March, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Advertising Revenue, Broadcasters, Business Model, Comcast, Covid, Covid-19, D2C, DAZN, Digital Engagement, Direct-to-consumer, Discovery, E-sports, Economic Downturn, EFL, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, FA, Film Library, Financial Viability, Free To Air, FTA, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Gaming, Governing Bodies, IOC, Live Sports, NBA, Nbcuniversal, Olympics, Overextension, Pandemic, Pay Tv, Peacock, Post-linear Sports, Postpone, Recession, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, Rugby Union, Scripted Drama, Sports Industry, Sports-centric, Streaming Services, Svod, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2021, Tokyo Summer Olympics, UEFA, UEFA Euro 2020, Utah Jazz, Value Proposition, Wage Cuts, World Athletics, WSL and WWE

The global COVID-19 pandemic is increasing pressure on the viability of emerging and legacy media business models, and is already having an unprecedented impact on the sports industry. An unprecedented…

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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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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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Is Cricket the New ‘Greatest Show on Turf’?

Posted on 19th June, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Ad Skippers, Addressable Audience, Advertisers, Advertising, Adverts, Audience Reach, Brand Equity, Brands, Broadcasters, CBS, Content, Content Engagement, Cord Cutting, Cricket, Disney, Emerging Markets, Fanbase, FIFA World Cup, Fox, Hotstar, ICC Cricket World Cup, India, Live Sports, NBA, Nfl, Old Trafford, Pay Tv, Paywalls, Peak Attention, Reach, Star India, Star Sports, Streaming, Streaming Services, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Super Bowl, Svod, UEFA Champions League, Viewership and Walt Disney

Even before the St. Louis (now LA) Rams were setting records in the NFL during the 1999-2001 seasons, earning the nickname ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’, the Super Bowl was…

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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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Can Eleven Sports Disrupt the UK Sports Video Landscape?

Posted on 19th July, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Allsvenskan, Broadcasters, BT, Chinese Super League, Consumer Behaviour, DAZN, Disney, Eleven, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Eredivisie, Espn, IMG, Ireland, La Liga, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Perform, Rights Acquisition, Serie A, Sky, Sports Landscape, Sports Rights, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Svod, UCL, UEFA Champions League, UK and Value Proposition

Eleven Sports is a global sports content provider intent on global expansion. Already established in Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan and the US. Eleven is systematically acquiring new rights…

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Facebook deal with the English Premier League concerns traditional broadcasters

Posted on 10th July, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, BBC, Broadcasters, Consumer Behaviour, Cord Cutting, Digital Content, English Premier League, EPL, Facebook, IPlayer, Netflix, Pay_TV, Rights, Rights Portfolio, Sky, Sports Landscape, Sports Rights, Streaming Service, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Traditional Networks and World Cup

Facebook, the latest tech major to get involved with sports streaming, last week agreed its first ever rights deal with the English Premier league (EPL). This deal signified another step…

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