Tag: live sports

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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Battle of the Docuseries: Who Mirrored Who?

Posted on 13th June, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, All Or Nothing, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Capital, Customer Acquisition, D-day For Sporting Rights, Dallas Cowboys, Derby County, Digital Economy, Digital Ecosystem, Documentary, EFL, English Championship, EPL, Facebook, Formula 1, Instagram, Leeds United, Live Sports, Liverpool, Manchester City, MLB, Netflix, Nfl, NHL, Original Content, Peak Attention, Premium Domestic Rights, Rag To Riches, Reach, Riches To Rags, Rights Acquisition, Rights Portfolio, Social Media, Sports Consumption, Sports Docuseries, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Sunderland 'Til I Die, Sunderland AFC, Svod, Tech, Tech Major, TNF, Twitter and Value Proposition

Leeds United are set to become the latest soccer club to feature in an original documentary series, with tech major Amazon securing a deal for a behind-the-scenes look at Argentinian…

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Disney’s Latest Earnings Are Buoyed by Growth in Their Theme Park and Direct-to-Consumer Revenues

Posted on 10th May, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Additive Service, Advertising, Apple, Assets, Bundling, Cable Networks, Comcast, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, DTC, Earnings Release, Emerging Markets, Family-centric, Hedge, Hulu, Live Sports, Majority Share, Media Networks Revenue, Netflix, Off-setting Losses, Pay-tv Subcriptions, Revenue Growth, Streaming Video On Demand, Substitutive Service, Survey Data, Svod Subscriptions, Vice, Warner Media and Write-down

On Wednesday night the Walt Disney Company reported quarterly earnings for its second fiscal quarter ending March 31st 2019, beating analyst estimates with a 3% increase in year-on-year (YoY) quarterly…

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Opportunistic K+ Swoops to Acquire Premier League Rights for Vietnam

Posted on 23rd April, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Canal Plus Group, Carriage Partnerships, D-day For Sporting Rights, Diluting Offering, Distributing Premium Rights, EPL, GDP Per Capita, K Plus, K+, Live Sports, Sporting Rights, Test, Traditional Broadcasters and UE

K+, the joint venture between VTV and Canal+, has acquired exclusive rights in Vietnam for the English Premier League (EPL). The three-season deal starting this August spans the 2019/20 –…

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Fox News to ‘New Fox’: What is Left After Disney Deal

Posted on 1st April, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Acquisition, CBS, Disney, Equity Stake, ESports, Fox, Fox Corporation, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports, Hulu, Live Sports, Live Tv Content, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Merger, MLB, NBA, New Fox, Nfl, On-demand Content, Pixar, Portfolio, Premium Sports, Scripted Drama, Star India, Star Wars, Tech Majors, Twentieth Century Fox and Value Proposition

On the 20th March 2019, The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox became official. What did Disney acquire? The $71.3 billion merger significantly strengthens Disney’s value…

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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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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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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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The Changing Streaming Sports Landscape Is A Pre-Cursor For What Is To Come

Posted on 6th August, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Ad Supported Streaming Service, Amazon, Asia, BBC IPlayer, Consumer Behaviour, Content Consumption, D-Day, Digital Content, Disney, Domestic Rights, EPL, Espn, Facebook, FIFA World Cup, Live Sports, Nfl, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Rightsholders, Sport Centric Streaming Service, Sports, Sports Landscape, Sports Rights, Sports Viewing, Streaming Services, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Traditional Broadcasters, Tv Audience, UCL and UEFA Champions League

The sports landscape fundamentally changed when tech major Amazon won the exclusive rights to package F in the landmark English Premier League (EPL) rights deal in June. The acquisition of…

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