More than half (56%) of respondents to a recent survey said they’ve increased their use of SVOD services since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared with, not surprisingly, the biggest boost coming from younger viewers aged Read More
Verizon’s throwing a full-court pass to try and score with the NBA, putting together a high-speed fiber network that connects all twenty-nine arenas that host NBA teams. (Yes, 29 arenas for 30 teams… LA’s Clippers and Lakers both play at the Staples Center.) In the process, it allows the NBA to add up to 30 cameras in every venue, guaranteeing viewers won’t get bored.
Amazon’s bid for 22 RSNs makes sense because sports are going to be a major catalyst for live streaming in general, and streaming is a much-needed tonic for sports leagues that have seen a decline in ratings and ad revenues. Read More
Two-thirds of consumers in a recent study say they have live streamed content and nearly half say they are live streaming more content today than they did a year ago. Notably, two thirds also said they intend to live stream the World Cup. Read More
Skinny bundles from cable operators – and their OTT surrogates like Sling TV – are becoming more common as the companies try to look more attractive to consumers tired of paying for 200-plus channels when Read More
Consumers’ appetite for live sports streamed online is continuing to create opportunities for leagues and teams around the world to expand their audiences and create new means to monetize their product. An array of sporting Read More
Live sports have always been seen as a major edge for pay-TV operators, as its been the slowest to transition to operating over-the-top on a game-by-game basis, and hasn’t been beset by the disruption experienced Read More