Tag: Subscribers

Is Cricket the New ‘Greatest Show on Turf’?

Posted on 19th June, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Ad Skippers, Addressable Audience, Advertisers, Advertising, Adverts, Audience Reach, Brand Equity, Brands, Broadcasters, CBS, Content, Content Engagement, Cord Cutting, Cricket, Disney, Emerging Markets, Fanbase, FIFA World Cup, Fox, Hotstar, ICC Cricket World Cup, India, Live Sports, NBA, Nfl, Old Trafford, Pay Tv, Paywalls, Peak Attention, Reach, Star India, Star Sports, Streaming, Streaming Services, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Super Bowl, Svod, UEFA Champions League, Viewership and Walt Disney

Even before the St. Louis (now LA) Rams were setting records in the NFL during the 1999-2001 seasons, earning the nickname ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’, the Super Bowl was…

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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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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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CAN DISNEY DO A HULU?

Posted on 12th April, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Brand Equity, Disney, Disney Streaming Services, Intellectual Property, International Rollout, Market Saturation, Netflix, Paid Subscribers, Pay-Tv Secular Decline, Subscribers, Substitutive Service and Wau

Disney finally unveiled to investors during a presentation yesterday its much anticipated direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service Disney+, announcing a November 12th 2019 launch. Disney+ will be an ad-free subscription launching…

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Can the NBA Capture the ‘Cord-Nevers’?

Posted on 8th March, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Audience Engagement, Cable Providers, Clippers CourtVision, Consumer Survey, Cord Nevers, Digital Advancements, Micropayments, Mit, NBA, NBA 2K, NBA 2K League, Premium Sports, Revenue Generation, Rights Deals, Social Media Following, Sporting Rights, Sports Broadcasting, Sports Fans, Sports Landscape, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Take Two Interactive, Turner Sports, UEFA Champions League, Vr, VR Headset and WNBA

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference in Boston last week, explained his vision of the league’s games, which will look “dramatically different” in five…

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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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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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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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