Tag: MLB

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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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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Eleven Sports Loses Serie A Rights As Partnership With IMG Ends

Posted on 1st February, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Allsvenskan, Audience Acquisition, Bundesliga, Chinese Super League, DAZN, Eleven Sports, Eredivisie, IMG, La Liga, MLB, NHL, PGA Championship, Premier Sports, Premium Rights, Price Point, Rights Partnership, Scottish Cup, Serie A, Sport-centric, Sports Rights, Sports SVOD, Strategic Partnership, Streaming, Streaming Insurgent, Streaming Latency, Streaming Service, STV Group, Sub-prime Content Proposition, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, UEFA Champions League and Ufc

Eleven Sports, the fledgling sports-centric streaming service has lost the UK and Irish rights for Serie A and Eredivisie, following a strategic decision to ‘amicably’ end its partnership with international…

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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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Just Who Would Buy Universal Music?

Posted on 14th January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, Artists Direct, Bolloré Group, Deezer, First Access Entertainment, Formula 1 Racing, Institutional Investors, Liberty Media, Live Nation, Major Label Market Shares, MLB, Pandora, Perform, Private Equity, Record Label Market Shares, Saavn, SiriusXM, Sme, Sony Music, The Atlanta Braves, UMG, Umg Market Share, Universal Market Share, Universal Music, Universal Music Investment, Universal Music Sale, Vincent Bolloré, Vivendi, Warner Music, WMG and Yannick Bolloré

Vivendi continues to look for a buyer for a portion of Universal Music. Though the process has been running officially since May 2018, the transaction (or transactions) may not close…

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Sport1 To Drop US-centric Channel in Favour of Esports

Posted on 5th December, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Audience Demographics, Broadcaster, Cord Cutting, DAZN, ESports, Fragmented Market, Germany, KEK, Market Share, MLB, NBA, Netflix, Nfl, NHL, Niche Sports, OTT, Pay Tv, Premium Right, Rights Bubble, Rights Holders, Sport1, Sports Rights, Strategy, Streaming Insurgents, Survey Data, Svod, Us Sport and Weekly Active Usage

German broadcaster Sport1 is replacing its US sport focused channel for the very first German-speaking esports channel. Sport1 announced last week that the channel dubbed eSports1 will launch in Germany,…

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