Tag: Streaming

Why Did Facebook’s EPL Rights Deal Collapse?

Posted on 15th March, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in BeIN Sports, Bidding, Brand Image, Cambridge Analytica, Daily Active Usage, Data Privacy, Dau, Declining Userbase, English Premier League, EPL, Facebook, Fox Sports, Messenger, Revenue Stream, Streaming, SVOD Services, Video Consumption, Wau, Weekly Active Usage and Whatsapp

The English Premier League (EPL) is now back on the market with its rights for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam following its deal with Facebook collapsing. Back in July 2018,…

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Here’s How Spotify Can Fix Its Songwriter Woes (Hint: It’s All About Pricing)

Posted on 11th March, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Copyright Royalty Board, Music Publishers, Netflix, Netflix Pricing, Songwriters, Spotify, Spotify Pricing, Streaming, Streaming Pricing and Streaming Royalties

Songwriter royalties have always been a pain point for streaming, especially in the US where statutory rates determine much of how songwriters get paid. The current debate over Spotify, Amazon, Pandora…

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Kobalt is a Major Label Waiting to Happen

Posted on 6th March, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Artist Contracts, Artists, AWAL, BMG, BMG Rights Management, Hitco, Kobalt, Label Services, Labels, Lauv, Next Generation Labels, Next Generation Majors, Record Label Contracts, Record Label Disruption, Record Labels, Streaming and United Masters

Disclaimer: Kobalt is a label, a publisher, as well as a Performing Rights Organisation (PRO). This post focuses on its label business, but does not presume to overlook its other…

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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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Ad-supported Strategies Are Playing A Growing Role In The Digital Economy

Posted on 21st January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Amazon, Apple, Attention Economy, Attention Economy Peak, Cambridge Analytica, Essence Global, Facebook, Freemium, Making Free Pay, Netflix, Playstation, Premium. Privacy, Sony, Spotify, Streaming, Subscriptions, Uk Tv, Vevo and Xbox

2018 was a big year for subscriptions, across music (Spotify on target to hit 92 million subscribers), video (global subscriptions passed half a billion), games (98 million Xbox Live and…

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Why Music and Video are Crucial to Apple’s Future

Posted on 7th January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Amazon, Amazon Prime, Apple, Apple Earnings, Apple Mno, Apple Music, Comes With Music, Handset Bundles, IHeart Media, Ipad, IPhone, Itunes Billing, Music Bundles, Netflix, Nokia, Nokia Comes With Music, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Music, Streaming Video and Video Bundles

Apple’s downgraded earnings guidance represents its first profit warning in 10 years. This is clearly a big deal, and probably not as much to do with a weakening Chinese economy if Alibaba’s…

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How YouTube’s Domination of Streaming Clips the Market’s Wings

Posted on 3rd January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Ad Supported, Ad Supported Arpu, Ad Supported Streaming, Article 13, EU, European Commission, Music Market, Pandora, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Music, Streaming Revenue 2018, Vevo, Youtube, Youtube Music and Youtube’s Role In Streaming

Firstly, happy new year to you all. Now on to the first post of 2019. The Article 13 debate that shaped so much of the latter part of 2018 will…

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