Tag: live sports

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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Tale of the Tape: UFC or Bundle Driving ESPN+ Adoption?

Posted on 11th February, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Adoption, Binge Viewing, Bundle, Cord-cutters, D-Day, D2C, Digital Pay-TV, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, Earnings Call, Espn, Exclusive Distribution, Financials, Friends, Houston Rockets, Hulu, Live News, Live Sports, Market Fragmentation, Marvel, Mcgregor, MLB, MMA, NBA, Netflix, Nfl, NHL, Pay Tv, Peak Attention, Premium Domestic Sporting Rights, Sporting Rights, Subscriber Based, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, The Office, Ufc, Walt Disney and WAUs

Walt Disney’s pureplay sports streaming service ESPN+, which launched back in April 2018, has surpassed 7.6 million paid subscribers, Disney’s chief executive Bog Iger reported during last week’s earnings call.…

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Peacock Goes for Gold

Posted on 23rd January, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Acquisition, Ad-free, Ad-funded, Advertising, All Or Nothing, Amazon, AMC, Apple, AppleTV+, Attention, Avod, Broadband, Cable, CBS, Comcast, Customer Relationships, D-Day, D2C, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, Disruptor, Diversification, English Premier League, EPL, Exclusive Rights, Fans, Flex, Fox, Full Stack, HBO, Hulu, Incumbent Services, IOC, Last Chance U, Linear Tv, Live Sports, NBCU, Nbcuniversal, Netflix, Olympics 2020, Pay Tv, Peacock, Peacock Free, Peacock Premium, Peak Attention Economy, Premium Sporting Rights, Ryder Cup, Sky, Sky Sports, Sports, Sports Consumption, Starz, Streaming Sports, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Tech Majors, The CW and Xfinity

On the 16th of January, Comcast (owner of NBCUniversal) unveiled further details of its direct to consumer (D2C) proposition, Peacock. Peacock is set to debut on the 15th of April…

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BT Sport’s Key Ingredient for Competing in an Increasingly Saturated Landscape

Posted on 22nd November, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Advertising, American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Broadcast Audience, BT, BT Sport, BT Sport App, Bubble Economics, Competitive Landscape, Cord Cutting, DAZN, Demographics, Digital Natives, Domestic Rights, Engagement, English Premier League, Europa Conference League, Exclusive Rights, ITV, Live Sports, Market Saturation, MLB, MMA, NCAA, Pay Tv, Premium Rights, Price Point, Revenue Over Reach, Rugby, Sky, Sky Sports, Soccer, Social Platform, Sporting Rights, Sports Highlights, Sports Rights Bubble, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Supply Demand, Svod, Telco, Telecom, Traditional Broadcaster, UCL, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Ufc, Untapped Audience, Value Proposition, Weekly Active Usage and Youtube

The strategic dilemma as to whether rights holders should seek revenue over reach when allocating domestic rights is inevitably impacted by how dependent services are on premium rights for securing…

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NFL Adding Music to Its Playbook

Posted on 4th November, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Archived Footage, Audio Content, Curated Playlists, D-Day, Demographic, Digital Content, ESports, Facebook, Fandom, Future Proof, Highlights, Live Sports, Madden NFL, National Football League, Nfl, Pandora, Paywalled Content, Reddit, Revenue Diversification, Soundcloud, Sports Fans, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Services, Subscriptions, Target Audience, Tidal, Tik Tok, TNF, TuneIn, Twitch, Video Content and Youtube

The NFL continues expanding its reach with the news that it is providing both video and audio content to global streaming services Spotify and Tidal. This follows the NFL’s recently-announced…

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Knock On: Rights Holders Cannot Chance Latency?

Posted on 26th September, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Akamai, Amazon, Broadband Providers, Broadcaster, Concurrent Viewing, Customer Complaints, D-Day, Digital Rights, Distribution, Exclusive Rights, FIFA World Cup, Free To Air, Freeview, FTA, Glitch, Investments, IRB, Japan, Latency, Live Sports, Optus, Optus Sport, Pay-per-view, Peak Viewership, Refund, Revenue Over Reach, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, Rugby Championship, Rugby World Cup, RWC, Sanzaar, SBS, Sky, Sky TV, Spark, Spark Sport, Sports Rights, Streaming Latency, Sub-license, Subscriber Base, Super Rugby, Technical Capacity, Telco, The Guardian, Tournament Pass, TVNZ, TVNZ Duke and Viewership

The IRB Rugby World Cup (RWC) commenced last Friday with hosts Japan producing a fine victory over second-time qualifiers Russia, 30-10. The first RWC to be held in Asia provides…

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Could a Recession Change the Tide for Sports Rights Allocation?

Posted on 24th September, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Additive Services, All-encompassing Offering, Amazon, Apple, AppleTV+, Bubble Economics, Budget Allocation, Cable, Consumers, Content Consumption, Cord Cutting, Coupe De La Ligue, D-Day, Digital Rights, Disney, English Premier League, EPL, Espn, Fanbase, French Football League, HBO Max, Hulu, Inflection Point, La Liga, LFP, Live Sports, Major League, Mobile Rights, Nbcuniversal, Netflix, Nfl, Pay-TV Subscribers, Paywalls, Peacock, Peaking Attention Economy, Premium Domestic Rights, Reach Over Revenue, Recession, Recessionary Pressure, Revenue Model, Revenue Over Reach, Revenues, Rights Allocation, Rights Bubble, Rights Cycles, Rights Holders, Service Prioritisation, Sky, Sky UK, Social Presence, Specialisation, Sporting Rights, Sports Fans, Sports Rights, Stack Shaving, Streaming Video, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Substitutive Services, Svod, Tech Majors and Warner Media

Revenue remains rights holder’s priority qualifier for allocating rights. However, with an impending recession, we are likely nearing an inflection point whereby rights holders may start to look towards prioritising…

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Demographic cliff: Is gaming sports’ biggest problem?

Posted on 14th August, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Aging Audience, Audience Engagement, Daily Active Usage, Daus, Declining Audience, Demographic Cliff, Distribution Medium, E-sports, English Premier League, EPL, ESports, Fanbase, Fandom, FIFA, FIFA EWorld Cup, Finite Attention, Fortnite, Linear Platforms, Live Sports, Liverpool FC, MAUs, MLB, Monthly Active Usage, NBA, Pay Tv, Peak Attention Economy, Rights Holders, Sky, Sky Sports, Sports, Sports Fans, Tencent, UEFA Champions League, US Masters, Wechat, Younger Audience and Youtube

Is the peaking attention economy the underlying cause for the decline in sports consumption from the younger demographic, or is it the mediums through which rights holders are distributing sports…

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