Tag: espn

Heavyweight Battle for Premium Sporting Rights Dependent on Three Factors

Posted on 3rd June, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Apple, BAMTech, Broadcast Rights, BT, Cable, Carriage Partnerships, D-day For Sporting Rights, DAZN, Digital Rights, Disney, Disney Streaming Services, Disruption, Enhanced Social Reach, EPL, Espn, FIFA World Cup, Google, La Liga, Latency, Monthly Active Users, NBC, Nfl, NHL, Optimal Capital, Optus, Optus Sport, Overextension, Pay Tv, Premium Sports Rights, Redistribution, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, SBS, Serie A, Sky, Sport-centric, Sports Rights, Streaming Services, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Tech Majors, Traditional Broadcasters and UCL

The sports rights landscape has changed fundamentally with the emergence of streaming subscription video on demand (SVOD) services. Digital and broadcast rights used to be separate deals entirely, but now…

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Sports SVOD Services: The Underdogs’ Game

Posted on 29th May, 2019 by Hanna Kahlert in Addressable Audience, Binge Viewing, Carriage Partnerships, Compelling Value Proposition, Content Genre, Cord Cutting, Crave TV, DAZN, Digital Subscriptions, Domestic Rights, Eleven Sports, Espn, Fortnite, Fragmented Market, Hulu, Kayo Sports, Niche Propositions, Now TV, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Subscription, Peak Attention, Rights Holders, Scripted Drama, Sport SVOD, Sport-centric, Sports-centric, Spotify, Stan, Streaming Services, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, SVOD Services, Target Audience, Wau and Weekly Active Usage

Cord cutting and “the attention economy” are the landscaping trends reshaping everything video in 2019, and sports television – despite its reliably existent fanbase – is no exception. New sports…

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Mediapro Offers Eleven Sports a UK Lifeline!

Posted on 21st March, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Ad-supported Model, BT Sport, Carriage Partnerships, Chinese Super League, Consumer Engagement, Disruptors, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Eredivisie, Espn, IMG, ITV, La Liga, Mediapro, NFB, Premier Sports, Premium Sports Rights, Revenue Streams, Rights Tender, Serie A, Set Top Boxes, Sky, Sky Sports, Sports Rights Landscape, Subscriber Acquisitions, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Traditional Broadcasters, Virgin Media and Weekly Active Usage

Streaming service Eleven Sports will now have to table a new offer to maintain its UK La Liga rights, as Mediapro (the agency selling La Liga’s international rights) decides to…

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Fail Fast, Fail Early – Can Eleven’s UK Struggle Aid Future Growth?

Posted on 21st February, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Allsvenskan, Altice, Amazon, Amazon Fire Stick, Amazon Prime Video, Android TV, Audience Engagement, Audience Reach, BT Sport, Bundesliga, Carriage Partnerships, Chinese Super League, Disney, Disruptors, Distribution Partnerships, Domestic Rights, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, Eredivisie, Espn, Formula One, Google, Google Chromecast, IMG, La Liga, Liga Endesa Basketball, Ligue 1, Linear Broadcasters, Live Content, Live Sports, Nfl, NOS, Nowo, OTT, Over-the-top, Pay Tv, Portfolio Diversification, Premium Rights, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, ROI, Samsung, Serie A, Sky, SPFL, Sport TV, Sporting Rights, Sports Fans, Sports-centric, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Traditional Pay-TV, UEFA Champions League, Ufc, Value Propostion, Video Services and Vodafone

Eleven Sports announced last week it had successfully agreed long-term distribution agreements with all four TV operators in Portugal – Altice, NOS, Nowo and Vodafone. Achieving this agreement puts Eleven…

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Will An EPL Streaming Service Devalue Domestic Rights?

Posted on 15th February, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, BT, BT Sport, Crystal Palace, Digital Content, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Espn, La Liga, Linear Offering, Netflix, Now TV, OTT, Pragmatism-gap, Premier League TV, Premier Sports, Premium Rights, Rights Acquisition, Rights Landscape, Serie A, Setanta Sports, Singtel, Sky, Sport Rights, Strategy, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, TalkSPORT, The Sunday Times, Traditional Broadcasters and USP

Following the English Premier League (EPL) announcing in November its plans to launch its own streaming service for the next rights cycle (2022-2025), the Sunday Times reported that the EPL…

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ESPN+ leverages UFC appeal to double subscriber base to 2 million in five months

Posted on 8th February, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in BAMTech, Combat Sports, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, DTC, Earnings Call, Endeavor, English Premier League, Espn, Hulu, IMG, MLB, NHL, Operating Loss, Premium Content, Quarterly Financials, Rights Acquisition, Segment Loss, Sports Rights, Sports-centric, Streaming Latency, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, UEFA Champions League and Ufc

Disney announced in its Q1 earnings call on Tuesday that its sports-centric streaming service ESPN+ had surpassed two million subscribers, doubling its subscriber base in less than five months. Launched…

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UFC’s Debut on ESPN+ Draws In Record Subs

Posted on 24th January, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Bellator, BT, DAZN, Digital, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, Domestic Rights, Eleven Sports, Endeavor, Espn, Free Trial, IMG, Mixed Martial Art, MMA, Return On Investment, Rights Acquisition, Sporting Rights, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Subscriptions, Svod, Ufc, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Walt Disney, Wau and Weekly Active Usage

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debuted on ESPN+ this past weekend, featuring the highly touted championship fight, which saw Henry Cejudo knockout current Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in just 32…

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Can ESPN+ Provide Pay-TV Networks Model To Address Declining Subscribers?

Posted on 28th September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, Consumer Behaviour, Customer Reach, D-Day, DAZN, Digital Consumption, Disney, DTCI, Eleven Sports, EPL, Espn, Facebook, NBA, Nfl, Paid Subscriptions, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Premium Rights, Rights Holders, Rights Portfolio, Sporting Rights, Sports Landscape, Streaming, Streaming Video On Demand, Subscribers, Survey Data, Svod, Tech Majors, Ufc and Value Proposition

ESPN+, Disney’s sports-centric streaming video on demand (SVOD) service, has gained more than one million paying subscribers in just over five months following its launch in April 2018, with Kevin…

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