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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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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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Mediapro Offers Eleven Sports a UK Lifeline!

Posted on 21st March, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Ad-supported Model, BT Sport, Carriage Partnerships, Chinese Super League, Consumer Engagement, Disruptors, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, EPL, Eredivisie, Espn, IMG, ITV, La Liga, Mediapro, NFB, Premier Sports, Premium Sports Rights, Revenue Streams, Rights Tender, Serie A, Set Top Boxes, Sky, Sky Sports, Sports Rights Landscape, Subscriber Acquisitions, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Traditional Broadcasters, Virgin Media and Weekly Active Usage

Streaming service Eleven Sports will now have to table a new offer to maintain its UK La Liga rights, as Mediapro (the agency selling La Liga’s international rights) decides to…

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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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Why 2021 Could Kill TV, Save Apple and Mark the End of Ads in Broadcast Sports

Posted on 9th January, 2019 by Georgia Meyer in 21st Century Fox, Acquisition, Apple, Apple Earnings, Beats, Comcast, DAZN, Domestic Sports Rights, English Premier League, EPL, National Football League, Nfl, Pay Tv, Q3 Earnings, Share Price, Sky, Sports Rights, Star India and Tech Majors

2021–22 are the years when the world’s most expensive premium domestic sports rights come up for renewal. In the US the NFL, MLB and NHL broadcast rights will all be…

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Knockout Blow For Eleven Sports?

Posted on 13th December, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Additive Service, Amazon Prime Video, Audience Behaviour, BBC, Broadcasters, BT, Carriage Partnerships, Discovery, Disruptors, Dsitribution, Eleven Sports, Endeavor, EPL, Eurosport, Fail, Financial Viability, GolfTV, IMG, Insurgents, Ireland, La Liga, Live Video, Niche Content, Paid Subscribers, Penetration, Premier Sports, Premium Rights, Revenue, Rights Acquisition, Serie A, Sky, Sporting Rights, Sports, Sports Video, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Substitutive Service, Svod, SVOD Adoption, Traditional TV, TV Operators, UCL, UEFA, Ufc, UK, Value Proposition, Virgin Media and WME

Eleven Sports, the insurgent subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, is considering closing its operations in the UK and Ireland after failing to secure distribution via traditional TV operators. Failure…

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Sky Shows Hand With Bid For Scottish Football TV Rights

Posted on 12th November, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Assets, Broadcast Rights, BT, Consumer Behaviour, Cord-cutters, EFL, Eleven Sports, EPL, Football, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Peak Attention Economy, Rights Portfolio, Scottish Football, Scottish Sun, Sky, Sky Sports, Soccer, SPFL, Strategy, Streaming Services, Subscription Video On Demand, UCL, Value Proposition and Viewing Figures

Sky sports has doubled down on UK football and is the firm favourite to acquire the exclusive rights to broadcast Scottish football (SPFL), having bid £100 million for the next…

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Sky and BT announce long term partnership for cross-supply of content

Posted on 2nd November, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Amazon Prime, Attention Economy, BT, BT Sport, Collaboration, Content, Content Distribution, Cord Cutting, Customer Retention, Diversify Revenues, Eleven Sports, Exclusive Content, Linear Broadcasters, Migrating Subscribers, Netflix, Now TV, Partnership, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Customers, Sky, Sky Ireland, Sky Sports, Strategy, Streaming Pay Tv, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Tracker, UK and Value Proposition

British broadcasters Sky and BT confirmed this week a long-term extension and expansion to an overall content cross-supply deal. Following the initial agreement signed in the UK last December, the…

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