Tag: Rights Acquisition

Not So Galactico; What Went Wrong for La Liga?

Posted on 7th August, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Amazon Prime Video, Broadcast Deals, Carriage Partnerships, Consumer Attention, Crown Jewel, Demand, Digital Audiences, Distribution Deals, Distribution Partner, Domestic Sports, Economics, El Classico, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Facebook, French Open, Instagram, La Liga, Live Sports, Mediapro, Monetising Fandom, NowTV, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Subscribers, Peak Attention Economy, Premier Sports, Reach Over Revenue, Resources, Rights Acquisition, Rights Budget, Rights Holders, Rights Valuation, Rolland Garros, Saturated Landscape, Secular Decline, Serie A, Sky, Social Media Following, Social Reach, Spanish Rights, Sports Leagues, Sports Rights Bubble, Subscribers, Subscription Penetration, Subscription Revenue, Supply, Tech Stack, Tender, Traditional Broadcasters, Twitter, Ufc, Wau and Weekly Active Usage

Joris Evers, La Liga’s head of communications, confirmed last week that the rights holder has withdrawn its tender for broadcast rights to Spanish soccer’s premier league in the UK and…

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Tencent Renewal: NBA the Envy of Global Sports Rights Holders?

Posted on 1st August, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Audience Reach, CBA, Chinese Basketball Association, Custom Interactive Services, Digital Partner, Fanbase, Houston Rockets, Live Sports, Loyalty Schemes, MAUs, National Basketball Association, NBA, NBA 2K League, NBA China, QQ, Revenue Diversification, Rights Acquisition, Rights Extension, Social Reach, Sports Franchise, Sports Rights, Strategic Pivot, Streaming, Svod, Take Two Interactive, Tencent, Toronto Raptors, Ufc, Video On Demand, Wall Street Journal, Wechat, Weixin and Wiebo

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent have announced a five-year extension of their existing partnership, with Tencent acting as the NBA’s official digital partner until the…

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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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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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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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Heavyweight Battle for Premium Sporting Rights Dependent on Three Factors

Posted on 3rd June, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Apple, BAMTech, Broadcast Rights, BT, Cable, Carriage Partnerships, D-day For Sporting Rights, DAZN, Digital Rights, Disney, Disney Streaming Services, Disruption, Enhanced Social Reach, EPL, Espn, FIFA World Cup, Google, La Liga, Latency, Monthly Active Users, NBC, Nfl, NHL, Optimal Capital, Optus, Optus Sport, Overextension, Pay Tv, Premium Sports Rights, Redistribution, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, SBS, Serie A, Sky, Sport-centric, Sports Rights, Streaming Services, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Tech Majors, Traditional Broadcasters and UCL

The sports rights landscape has changed fundamentally with the emergence of streaming subscription video on demand (SVOD) services. Digital and broadcast rights used to be separate deals entirely, but now…

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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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Will An EPL Streaming Service Devalue Domestic Rights?

Posted on 15th February, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, BT, BT Sport, Crystal Palace, Digital Content, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Espn, La Liga, Linear Offering, Netflix, Now TV, OTT, Pragmatism-gap, Premier League TV, Premier Sports, Premium Rights, Rights Acquisition, Rights Landscape, Serie A, Setanta Sports, Singtel, Sky, Sport Rights, Strategy, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, TalkSPORT, The Sunday Times, Traditional Broadcasters and USP

Following the English Premier League (EPL) announcing in November its plans to launch its own streaming service for the next rights cycle (2022-2025), the Sunday Times reported that the EPL…

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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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UFC’s Debut on ESPN+ Draws In Record Subs

Posted on 24th January, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Bellator, BT, DAZN, Digital, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, Domestic Rights, Eleven Sports, Endeavor, Espn, Free Trial, IMG, Mixed Martial Art, MMA, Return On Investment, Rights Acquisition, Sporting Rights, Streaming Service, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Subscriptions, Svod, Ufc, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Walt Disney, Wau and Weekly Active Usage

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debuted on ESPN+ this past weekend, featuring the highly touted championship fight, which saw Henry Cejudo knockout current Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in just 32…

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