After seeing double-digit growth rates for the past three years and a compound annual growth rate of nearly 8.6% between 2010 and 2015, media rights for North American sporting events for TV and streaming are forecast to moderate slightly through 2020 to a CAGR of 5.5%, a new study says.
Fox Broadcasting is live streaming all of its primetime programming, saying it’s targeting viewers who want to tune into programs online instead of using television sets.
The caveat? It’s a big one: You have to be a pay-TV subscriber. (And, if you’re looking to catch live prime time sports, you won’t find it.)
The streams begin this week and are available in 210 TV markets nationwide through the Fox website and its Fox Now app.
NBCUniversal, looking for new ways to reach younger consumers with its content, has signed a deal with Snapchat giving the social media website access to highlights from the Summer Olympics from Rio. Snapchat will post content inside its Discover section and, in addition to sports action from the event, also will use content from athletes and attendees to create additional content.
It might be a little early to hold your breath for this one, but ESPN is considering its streaming options. John Skipper, chief of the sports network, confirmed published reports that it’s exploring deals with Amazon and Apple, among others, but said ESPN won't be offered as a standalone product.
Ireland and the United Kingdom are leading Europe – and the rest of the world (ROW) – in watching video on mobile devices, according to Ooyala’s Q3 2015 Global Video Index.
The latest iteration of the report shows that the Irish and British, especially, watch the most mobile video (66% of all video views) on smartphones and tablets, helping Europe to a ROW-leading 53%.
U.S. penetration of OTT providers and cable pay-TV operators is essentially neck-and-neck, according to a new survey, with the added caveat that the future holds continued risk for traditional pay-TV operators as Millennials increasingly turn away from their services.
The survey, from digital services company Clearleap, found that 79% of the 1,111 U.S. consumers over the age of 18 subscribed to a cable pay-TV service and that 71% said they subscribed to an OTT service.
Despite ad revenue increasingly shifting from television to online video, subscription VOD services remain high value options for content owners and aggregators. But with big players with deep pockets -- like Amazon Prime Instant Video, Hulu and Netflix -- is there still room for other OTT options?
No doubt, said a panel at OTT TV World Summit in London, depending on the flexibility of the technology they use and, ultimately, the content they control.
We were waiting for a tipping moment for IP sports broadcasting in Australia? Well... we just got it.
Optus a telco provider in Australia have just taken the rights to the coveted English Premier League from under pay TV's nose with an audacious bid, said to be "more than $50 million" that took the country by surprise.
So what does this mean for the popular competition in Australia from August 2016?
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, during the company’s Q3 earnings call last week, said the company likely would be dabbling in live news in upcoming quarters, but wasn’t interested – at the moment – in live sports because of the “irrational” bidding going on for sports media rights.