Tag: MLB

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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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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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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Disney+ Recovers From Initial Blunder to Surpass 10 Million Sign Ups on Debut!

Posted on 14th November, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, All-encompassing Offering, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, AppleTV+. Market Saturation, Brand Awareness, Brand Equity, Bundle, Catalogue, Comcast, Digital Native, Digital Pay-tv Solution, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, Disney Plus, DTC, Ecosystems, Espn, Finite Resources, Friends, FX, Gaming, Growth, HBO, HBO Max, House Of Mouse, Hulu, Lucas Films, Marvel, Marvel Motion Pictures, Media Company, Media Networks, MLB, Music Streaming, NBA, NBC, NBCU, Nbcuniversal, Netflix, Nfl, NHL, Peacock, Peak Attention, Peak Attention Economy, Pixar, Podcasts, Recession, Revenue Streams, Sports, Star Wars, Streaming Service, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, SVOD Subscribers, Tech Majors, Tech Player, The Office, The Walt Disney Company, Twitter, Tyranny Of Choice, Value Proposition, Walt Disney Pictures, Warner Media and Weaponize Its Content

Disney claims unexpected traffic on its newly-launched service was at fault for the buffering and technical issues of Disney+’s launch Tuesday. The issues highlight just how difficult it is transitioning…

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Yao Ming 2.0: NBA & House of Mouse – Who Needs Who More?

Posted on 30th August, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Audience Engagement, BAMTech, Brand Equity, Bundle, Carriage Partnerships, Concurrent Viewers, Content Consumption, Crown Jewels, Dallas Mavericks, Digital Service, Direct To Consumer Service, Disney, Disney Streming Services, Disney+. Walt Disney, Diversification, Documentary, Domestic Rights, DTC, Espn, Fanbase, Hotstar, House Of Mouse, Hulu, ICC, ICC Cricket World Cup, Indian Premier League, IP, IPL, Market Fragmentation, MLB, NBA, NBA D-League, NBA Draft, NBA Finals, NBA G League, Netflix, Nfl, NHL, OTT, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Peak Attention, Portfolio, Reach, Revenues, Rights Holders, Rights Valuation, SONY ESPN, Sony Pictures Networks, Sports Rights, Star India, Streaming, Subscribers, Subscribes, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Ufc, Value Proposition and Yao Ming

Disney’s Q2 quarterly results illustrate the growing importance of its direct to consumer (D2C) streaming offering. With the launch of Disney+ coming up on November 12, Disney looks set to…

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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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Is YouTube MLB’s Answer to Tap into Younger Audience?

Posted on 29th July, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon Prime Video, Baseball, Cable Consumption, Channel 4, Concurrent Viewers, Consumer Behaviours, Content Consumption, Cricket, DAZN, Demographic, Digital Content, Digital Ecosystem, Distribution Deal, Diversification, ECB, English Premier League, EPL, Espn, Exclusive Rights, Facebook, Fanbase, Fans, FIFA Women’s World Cup, Finite Resources, Fox, Free To Air, FTA, Google, ICC Cricket World Cup Final, Ive Sports, LA Dodgers, Major League Baseball, MLB, Morning Consult, Multiple Subscriptions, Non-exclusive, OTT, Over-the-top, Pay-TV Subscribers, Peak Attention Economy, Peak Audience, Penetration, Philadelphia Phillies, Premium Rights, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, Sky, Sports Fans, Sports Rights, Subscribers, Subscription Retention, TBS, Time Allocation, Wau, Weekly Active Users and Youtube

On July 18th, Google-owned YouTube livestreamed the first of its exclusive Major League Baseball (MLB) matches, acquired through a partnership announced with the MLB at the end of April 2019.…

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Why the UFC Wants to Replicate the Yao Ming effect

Posted on 25th June, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Athlete, Audience Culture, Audience Reach, Boxing, Brand Leverage, CBA, Chinese Basketball Association, Disney, Endeavor, Espn, Fandom, Global Following, Houston Rockets, IMG, International Expansion, Live Rights, Market Saturation, MAU, Mixed Martial Arts, MLB, MMA, Monthly Active Users, NBA, NBA China, NBA Draft, Nfl, ONE Championship, ONE Fighting, Peak Attention, PPV, Revenue, Shaghai Sharks, Social Media, Sports Fans, Sports Franchise, Star Sports, Strategy, Tencent, Ufc, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Viewers, Wechat, Weibo, WME, Wme-img, WWE and Zuffa LLC

The NBA is the third highest grossing league globally, generating $7.4 billion in 2017, behind domestic rivals MLB and NFL. Whereas the MLB and NFL have largely struggled to entice…

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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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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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