Tag: rights holders

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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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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Sports SVOD Services: The Underdogs’ Game

Posted on 29th May, 2019 by Hanna Kahlert in Addressable Audience, Binge Viewing, Carriage Partnerships, Compelling Value Proposition, Content Genre, Cord Cutting, Crave TV, DAZN, Digital Subscriptions, Domestic Rights, Eleven Sports, Espn, Fortnite, Fragmented Market, Hulu, Kayo Sports, Niche Propositions, Now TV, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Subscription, Peak Attention, Rights Holders, Scripted Drama, Sport SVOD, Sport-centric, Sports-centric, Spotify, Stan, Streaming Services, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, SVOD Services, Target Audience, Wau and Weekly Active Usage

Cord cutting and “the attention economy” are the landscaping trends reshaping everything video in 2019, and sports television – despite its reliably existent fanbase – is no exception. New sports…

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DAZN Financials Highlight Difficulty in Changing Sports Viewing for Fans

Posted on 14th May, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Acquisition Target, Consumer Acquisition, DAZN, DAZN Group, Debt, Dentsu Aegis, Diversify Revenues, Investent, Perform, Rights Acquisitions, Rights Holders, Sporting News, Sports-centric, SportsPro Media, Streaming Service, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Tech Majors and Wau

DAZN, the sports-centric streaming service which made headlines in 2018 with several high-profile rights acquisitions, and according to documents seen by SportsPro Media, has managed to dramatically reduce its debt…

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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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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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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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Is Rugby in a state of crisis?

Posted on 12th October, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Audience Reach, Consumer Behaviour, CVC, DAZN, Debt, Digital Content, Digital Rights, Diversify Revenues, European Champions Cup, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Guardian, Heineken, Mobile Consumption, Natwest, Nfl, Pay Tv, RBS, Rights Holders, Rugby, Six Nations, Sponsorship, Strategy, Streaming, Svod, The Rugby Paper and Valuation

The value of Rugby has suffered another major blow in what has already been a tumultuous year financially for the sport. The asking price for the Six Nations title sponsorship…

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Can ESPN+ Provide Pay-TV Networks Model To Address Declining Subscribers?

Posted on 28th September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, Consumer Behaviour, Customer Reach, D-Day, DAZN, Digital Consumption, Disney, DTCI, Eleven Sports, EPL, Espn, Facebook, NBA, Nfl, Paid Subscriptions, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Premium Rights, Rights Holders, Rights Portfolio, Sporting Rights, Sports Landscape, Streaming, Streaming Video On Demand, Subscribers, Survey Data, Svod, Tech Majors, Ufc and Value Proposition

ESPN+, Disney’s sports-centric streaming video on demand (SVOD) service, has gained more than one million paying subscribers in just over five months following its launch in April 2018, with Kevin…

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Has the BBC Cured Streaming Latency?

Posted on 21st September, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2022 FIFA World Cup, Altice, Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Audience, BBC, BBC IPlayer, Broadcasters, Collaboration, DAZN, Eleven Sports, Facebook, HDR, Latency, Live Sports, Netflix, Nfl, Optus, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Subscritions, Research, Rights Holders, RMC Sport, SFR, Social Media, Streaming, Streaming Services, Streaming Video On Demand, Svod, Tech Majors, UCL, UHD and Video Subscriptions

Two weeks ago, the NFL warned subscription video on demand (SVOD) services to up their content delivery game if they are to be taken seriously when bidding for premium rights.…

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