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Olympics Postponement: The Sports Media Landscape of COVID-19

Posted on 26th March, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Advertising Revenue, Broadcasters, Business Model, Comcast, Covid, Covid-19, D2C, DAZN, Digital Engagement, Direct-to-consumer, Discovery, E-sports, Economic Downturn, EFL, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, FA, Film Library, Financial Viability, Free To Air, FTA, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Gaming, Governing Bodies, IOC, Live Sports, NBA, Nbcuniversal, Olympics, Overextension, Pandemic, Pay Tv, Peacock, Post-linear Sports, Postpone, Recession, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, Rugby Union, Scripted Drama, Sports Industry, Sports-centric, Streaming Services, Svod, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2021, Tokyo Summer Olympics, UEFA, UEFA Euro 2020, Utah Jazz, Value Proposition, Wage Cuts, World Athletics, WSL and WWE

The global COVID-19 pandemic is increasing pressure on the viability of emerging and legacy media business models, and is already having an unprecedented impact on the sports industry. An unprecedented…

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Six Nations Behind a Paywall: Can Rugby Afford to Bench Free-To-Air?

Posted on 6th March, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, BBC, Business Model, Consumption Habits, Cricket, CVC, Demographic Cliff, Digital Natives, ECB, Exclusive Rights, F1, FIFA, FIFA Women’s World Cup, Formula One, Free To Air, FTA, Governing Body, Guinness, ICC, ITV, Pay Tv, Pay-TV Operator, Paywall, Peak Attention Economy, Revenue Over Reach, ROI, Rugby Union, Six Nations, Sky, Sky Sports, Subscriptions, Svod, The Rugby Paper, Traditional Broadcasters, World Cup and WWE

Six Nations organisers are reportedly considering awarding the exclusive distribution rights for its annual competition to pay-TV operator Sky, in an unprecedented £300 ($384) million deal. Organisers have said they…

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Can BT Lay the Smackdown on Its Rivals?

Posted on 3rd January, 2020 by Alistair Taylor in Addressable Audience, Broadcast, BT, BT Sport, BT Sport Pass, Consumers, Consumption, DTC, Eleven Sports, English Premier League, Entertainment, Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Now TV, Pay Tv, Peak Attention, Raw, Reach, Revenue, Rights Acquisition, Serie A, Sky, Sky Sports, Smackdown, Sporting Rights, Streaming Insurgent, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Subscriptions, Svod, UEFA Champions League, Ufc, Value Proposition, Wrestling, WWE, WWE Network, WWF and Younger Audience

This Saturday at 1am GMT BT will debut its live broadcast for WWE Smackdown, having acquired the exclusive rights from long-term UK broadcaster Sky in June 2019. This signalled 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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