Tag: ufc

Yao Ming 2.0: NBA & House of Mouse – Who Needs Who More?

Posted on 30th August, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Audience Engagement, BAMTech, Brand Equity, Bundle, Carriage Partnerships, Concurrent Viewers, Content Consumption, Crown Jewels, Dallas Mavericks, Digital Service, Direct To Consumer Service, Disney, Disney Streming Services, Disney+. Walt Disney, Diversification, Documentary, Domestic Rights, DTC, Espn, Fanbase, Hotstar, House Of Mouse, Hulu, ICC, ICC Cricket World Cup, Indian Premier League, IP, IPL, Market Fragmentation, MLB, NBA, NBA D-League, NBA Draft, NBA Finals, NBA G League, Netflix, Nfl, NHL, OTT, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Peak Attention, Portfolio, Reach, Revenues, Rights Holders, Rights Valuation, SONY ESPN, Sony Pictures Networks, Sports Rights, Star India, Streaming, Subscribers, Subscribes, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Ufc, Value Proposition and Yao Ming

Disney’s Q2 quarterly results illustrate the growing importance of its direct to consumer (D2C) streaming offering. With the launch of Disney+ coming up on November 12, Disney looks set to…

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Joris Evers, La Liga’s head of communications, confirmed last week that the rights holder has withdrawn its tender for broadcast rights to Spanish soccer’s premier league in the UK and…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

Posted on 25th June, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Athlete, Audience Culture, Audience Reach, Boxing, Brand Leverage, CBA, Chinese Basketball Association, Disney, Endeavor, Espn, Fandom, Global Following, Houston Rockets, IMG, International Expansion, Live Rights, Market Saturation, MAU, Mixed Martial Arts, MLB, MMA, Monthly Active Users, NBA, NBA China, NBA Draft, Nfl, ONE Championship, ONE Fighting, Peak Attention, PPV, Revenue, Shaghai Sharks, Social Media, Sports Fans, Sports Franchise, Star Sports, Strategy, Tencent, Ufc, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Viewers, Wechat, Weibo, WME, Wme-img, WWE and Zuffa LLC

The NBA is the third highest grossing league globally, generating $7.4 billion in 2017, behind domestic rivals MLB and NFL. Whereas the MLB and NFL have largely struggled to entice…

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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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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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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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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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