Tag: covid

The Last Dance – ESPN Raining Threes

Posted on 18th May, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Adam Silver, Bundle, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Commissioner, Covid, Disney, Documentary, Docuseries, Earnings, Espn, ESPN2, Exclusive Rights, Facebook, GOAT, Golden State Warriors, Hulu, Instagram, Jordan, Last Ride, LeBron James, Live Sporting Content, March Madness, Michael Jordan, NBA, NBA Championship, NBA Finals, Netflix, Nike, On Demand, OTT, Pandemic, Pay-TV Subscription, Phil Jackson, Postponement, Primetime, Sport-centric, Sports Fans, Streaming Service, Svod, Telecast, The Last Dance, The Rock, Threepeat, Tiger King, Undertaker, Viewers and WWE

With the pandemic-enforced postponement of live sports creating an entertainment void for sports fans, US broadcaster ESPN played its trump card to capitalise on the thirst for stimulating content during…

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Collapsing Maul: Sport Facing Global Rights Re-valuations

Posted on 4th May, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in All Blacks, All Or Nothing, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, BBC, Broadcast Rights, Broadcaster, BT, BT Sports, Club World Cup, Commercial Partner, Covid, Covid-19, CVC Capital Partners, Digital Engagement, Digital Service, Economic Model, Financial Sustainability, Free To Air, FTA, Furlough, Gallagher, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, ITV, Live Sports, New Zealand, Pandemic, Pay Tv, Paywall, Postponement, Revenue Loss, Revenue Over Reach, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, Rugby, Rugby Union, Salary, Six Nations, Sky, Sporting Rights, Sports, Tech Major and Wage Cut

The English Gallagher Premiership Rugby provides another case study that demonstrates just how significant COVID-19’s impact on rights holders is likely to be moving forward, as it faces a substantial…

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The Battle Down Under

Posted on 23rd April, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in #playerstogether, A-League, Additive Services, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Churn, Covid, Crystal Palace, D2C, Defer Payments, Direct-to-consumer, E-sports, Engagement, English Premier League, EPremier League, EPremier League Invitational FIFA 2020, ESports, Exclusive Rights, FIFA, Fox Sports, Foxtel, Kayo, Kayo Sport, Live Sports, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Market Share, Netflix, NHS, NRL, Optus, Optus Sport, OTT, Pandemic, Pay Tv, Pureplay Sport Streaming, Recession, Rights, Rights Holders, Sporting Rights, Sports Fans, Sports Streaming, Stay And Play Cup, Streaming, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Substitutive Service, Svod, UEFA, UEFA Champions League, Value Proposition, Wau and Weekly Active Usage

With COVID-19 exposing the vulnerability of pureplay sport streaming services, the importance of building out a robust and downturn-proof offering is fundamental to the viability of these currently additive services.…

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Forget Virtual – UFC and NRL going Remote

Posted on 10th April, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in AP, Associated Press, Broadcaster, Broadcasting, Covid, Digital, Digital Platforms, Disney, Espn, Facebook, Franchise, Instagram, Live Sports, Nfl, NRL, Pandemic, Rights, Rights Holders, Social Interactions, Sports Rights, TMZ, Twitter, Ufc, Wrestlemania and WWE

With fans currently starved of sports entertainment during lockdown, rights holders are jumping out of the gate to be the first to put on live sports to serve any form…

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Self-Isolation: DAZN Concedes to COVID-19

Posted on 6th April, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Additive Services, Addressable Audience, Advertising, All-encompassing Offering, Apple, Asset Class, BeIN Sports, Broadcaster, Bundle, Canal Plus, Canal+, Churn, Content, Covid, Covid-19, D-Day, DAZN, Disney, Economic Downturn, Ecosystem, Engagement, Espn, First-mover, Furlough, Hulu, Investment, Isolation, Latency, LFP, Ligue 1, Live Sports, Networks, Nfl, Overextension, Pandemic, Pay Tv, Postponement, Recession, Rights Fees, Rights Holders, Rights Landscape, Rights Obligation, Self Isolation, Sports Fans, Strategy, Streaming Services, Subscribers, Subscription Model, Tech Majors, Tier-one and Value Proposition

Sports streaming insurgent DAZN has announced last week it plans to inform rights holders of its intent to defer its payments of rights fees for any content not yet delivered…

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The Show Must Go On – NFL Throws Screen Pass at COVID-19 with NFL Draft

Posted on 2nd April, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in All-star, Broadcasts, Bundesliga, College, College Eligibility, Console Gamers, Covid, Covid-19, Demand, Digital, Digital Pioneer, Draft, Draft Pick, Draft Prospects, Draftee, E-sports, Entertainment, ESports, Fans, Fox, Fox Sports, FS1, Health Risk, Innovation, IRacing, Live Sports, Madden, March Madness, Media Landscape, MLB, Nascar, NBA, NBA Playoffs, Networks, Nfl, Nfl Combine, NFL Draft, Nfl Madden, NHL Playoffs, Pandemic, Pay Tv, Peak Attention, Postponement, Pro Day, Rights Holders, Scouts, Season, Senior Bowl, Social Distancing, Sports Fans, Supply, Ultras, Video Conference and Virus

The NFL’s commissioner Roger Goodell announced to all 32 teams in a memo on March 26th that the NFL draft will go ahead as scheduled from the 23rd to 25th…

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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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