Tag: postponement

Bundesliga Offers Reality Check for What to Expect of Sport Post-COVID-19

Posted on 21st May, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in AFL, AGF Aarhus, AR, Atmosphere, Audience, Australian Football League, Behind Closed Doors, Borussia Monchengladbach, Broadcasters, Broadcasts, Bundesliga, Burnley, Cardboard Cut-outs, Channel Seven, Consumption Habits, Covid-19, Crowds, Empty Stadiums, Engagement, English Premier League, EPL, European Leagues, FA, Football, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Fox Footy, Frozen Sports, Government Restrictions, Innovation, Live Sports, Lockdown, Matchday Revenues, Media Consumption, Paderborn, Pandemic, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Postponement, Project Restart, Promotion, Qualification, Relegation, Rights Holders, Second Screen, Soccer, Social Distancing, Sports Fans, Stay At Home. Be In The Stands, Survey, Tweet, Twitter, Viewership, Viewing Figures, Vr, Watford, Web Conferencing and Zoom

Football (via the Bundesliga) finally returned to screens last weekend, not only serving starved sports fans with content during lockdown, but more importantly demonstrated what we can expect live football…

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The Last Dance – ESPN Raining Threes

Posted on 18th May, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Adam Silver, Bundle, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Commissioner, Covid, Disney, Documentary, Docuseries, Earnings, Espn, ESPN2, Exclusive Rights, Facebook, GOAT, Golden State Warriors, Hulu, Instagram, Jordan, Last Ride, LeBron James, Live Sporting Content, March Madness, Michael Jordan, NBA, NBA Championship, NBA Finals, Netflix, Nike, On Demand, OTT, Pandemic, Pay-TV Subscription, Phil Jackson, Postponement, Primetime, Sport-centric, Sports Fans, Streaming Service, Svod, Telecast, The Last Dance, The Rock, Threepeat, Tiger King, Undertaker, Viewers and WWE

With the pandemic-enforced postponement of live sports creating an entertainment void for sports fans, US broadcaster ESPN played its trump card to capitalise on the thirst for stimulating content during…

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Collapsing Maul: Sport Facing Global Rights Re-valuations

Posted on 4th May, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in All Blacks, All Or Nothing, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, BBC, Broadcast Rights, Broadcaster, BT, BT Sports, Club World Cup, Commercial Partner, Covid, Covid-19, CVC Capital Partners, Digital Engagement, Digital Service, Economic Model, Financial Sustainability, Free To Air, FTA, Furlough, Gallagher, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, ITV, Live Sports, New Zealand, Pandemic, Pay Tv, Paywall, Postponement, Revenue Loss, Revenue Over Reach, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, Rugby, Rugby Union, Salary, Six Nations, Sky, Sporting Rights, Sports, Tech Major and Wage Cut

The English Gallagher Premiership Rugby provides another case study that demonstrates just how significant COVID-19’s impact on rights holders is likely to be moving forward, as it faces a substantial…

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Play for the World – EA Aims to Fill Void via FIFA Stay and Play Cup

Posted on 16th April, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Activity Gap, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Broadcast, Brondby, Build Engagement, Call Of Duty, Chelsea, Cod, Consumer Behaviour, Covid-19, Digital Audiences, E-sports, EA, Electronic Arts, English Premier League, ESports, FIFA, FIFA World Cup, For The Game. For The World, Fox, Fox Sports, Gaming, Grand Theft Auto, Gta, Habitual Tendencies, Innovation, Iracing Series, La Liga, Leganes, Live Sports, Liverpool, Madden NFL, Marketing Campaign, Marseille, Nascar, Nfl, Nike, Pandemic, Play For The World, Play Inside, Postponement, Real Madrid, Rights Holders, Santander, Sponsor, Sports Fans, Stay And Play Cup, Twitch, UEFA, UEFA Champions League and Virtual

In 2003, FIFA updated its primary logo to include the words ‘For the Game. For the World.’ Fast forward 17 years and governments around the world are instructing their citizens…

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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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