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Publikation
Datum
ESPN, Fox News Top 'Perceived' Cable Network Value
Media Post
02/11/2020
How Hulu, Disney+, ABC and ESPN Will Transform Disney in 2020
Decider
02/10/2020
OTT in the USA: Expert insights from Arqiva, Nagra, and NativeWaves
SportsPro Media
02/09/2020
WWE Considers Sale of Its OTT Rights
Front Office Sports
02/06/2020
DFL Digital Sports CEO Andreas Heyden: ‘There Are No Shortcuts. Go for the Long Game’
SportTechie
02/06/2020
Disney+ has 28.6 Million paid Subscribers, ESPN+ is up to 7.6 million
Awful Announcing
02/03/2020
New Premier League Chief says Betting Shirt Sponsors and VAR here to stay
The Guardian
02/03/2020
How Much Football Is Even In A Football Broadcast?
FiveThirtyEight
01/30/2020
Yahoo Sports’ Geoff Reiss On Leaning Into The NFL & Fantasy Football
Front Office Sports
01/30/2020
Facebook Is Reportedly Steering Away From Live Sports
Forbes
01/30/2020
Gaming's biggest Names are ditching Twitch for $10 Million Contracts
CNN Business
01/29/2020
An Esports Exodus to YouTube Reshapes the Livestream Wars
Wired
01/23/2020
The Single Most Important Question Investors Need to Ask Legacy Media Execs
LightShed Partners
01/22/2020
Not backing down: BeIN CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly on the uncomfortable Truth of Sports Broadcast Piracy
SportsPro Media
01/22/2020
F1’s Worldwide TV Audience Crashes By 20 Million Viewers
Forbes
01/20/2020
Mega-Deals, Mega-Dollars, Mega-Audience: What's Now and What's Next in Sports Betting
REDEF
01/19/2020
Spotify in Early Talks to Buy Sports and Pop-Culture Outlet the Ringer
The Wall Street Journal
01/16/2020
Study: European Soccer’s Elite increase Reliance on Broadcast Revenue
SportsPro Media
01/14/2020
Twitch Has Become a Haven for Live Sports Piracy
Wired
01/14/2020
Ten Influencers 2020: The Figures who will define the Sports Industry Year ahead
SportsPro Media
01/13/2020
What Exactly Is ‘Commercially Reasonable’ Pricing For Official League Data?
Legal Sports Report
01/13/2020
Why 2020 Could Be The Most Crucial Year In F1’s History
Forbes
01/11/2020
Advertisers give a mixed Verdict on Amazon’s Premier League Debut
Variety
01/09/2020
Leagues finally cash in on Sports Betting by selling Data
AP News
01/07/2020
So funktioniert das Sportdaten-Ökosystem
SPONSORs
01/06/2020
The Race to the $1B USD Esports Team – Why Some Investors Believe Esports Franchises Will Get There
Esports Observer
01/06/2020
7 Reasons Why Video Gaming Will Take Over
MatthewBall.vc
01/03/2020
The Year In TV: 10 Fearless Predictions For 2020
TV Rev
01/02/2020
The 12 Moments that transformed the Entertainment Business
The Washington Post
12/30/2019
The Anti-Predictions: What won’t happen in Media and Marketing in 2020
Digiday
12/30/2019
With Football Ratings on the Rise, NFL Officials look to raise TV Broadcast Fees
CNBC
12/29/2019
Most-Watched Television Networks: Ranking 2019’s Winners and Losers
Variety
12/25/2019
Is Streaming the Future for International Sports Rights?
The Hollywood Reporter
12/23/2019
Disney/ABC/ESPN Steals Away SEC Game of the Week
Outkick the Coverage
12/23/2019
The NBA isn’t surprised its TV Ratings are way down. Radical Change already was afoot.
The Washington Post
12/23/2019
MLB Commissioner talks about digital Strategy Shift, falling Ratings and drawing Millennials
CNBC
12/21/2019
11 Lessons from the Success of Disney+
MatthewBall.vc
12/20/2019
A World First: How The Bundesliga Is Looking To Redefine Sports Broadcasting
Forbes
12/20/2019
MLB Sees Record $10.7 Billion In Revenues For 2019
Forbes
12/20/2019
What's happening to today's Cable Bundle? And a look at what's Next...
LinkedIn
12/18/2019
Top 5 Sports Industry Predictions for 2020
Morning Consult
12/17/2019
The Five Largest Business Operations Issues Facing College Sports In 2020
Forbes
12/14/2019
Cord Cutters Love to Watch, Until the Free Trials Expire
Bloomberg
12/12/2019
Analyst Questions “New Fox” Sports Focus, citing Programming Costs and “Lack of owned Content"
Awful Announcing
12/11/2019
Seven Digital Trends for Sports in 2020
Seven League
12/10/2019
Keep Calm and Stop Worrying about the NBA's Ratings and the NFL's Little Gambling Problem
AdAge
12/05/2019
MLB Clubs are now able to sell Local Streaming Rights: Why that is a huge Deal
Forbes
12/03/2019
Amazon’s Premier League Debut to Test Live Streaming’s Limits
Bloomberg
12/02/2019
NFL Heads to the Supreme Court in TV Rights Case
The Hollywood Reporter
12/02/2019
Amazon’s Premier League Livestreams will carry fewer Commercials — at higher Prices
Digiday
12/02/2019
Mark Cuban blames Cord-Cutting for declining NBA TV Ratings
Awful Announcing
11/27/2019
Early Learning Centre: Lessons from Kayo Sports
SportsPro Media
11/27/2019
Don Garber Keeps Moving The MLS Expansion Target — Here’s Why
Forbes
11/25/2019
Is Manchester City Set To Overtake Manchester United In The Money League?
Forbes
11/24/2019
‘It’s about Mirroring what we’ve done in Gaming’: Twitch’s Plan to change how Fans watch Live Sports
SportsPro Media
11/21/2019
The Ticking Time Bomb That Could Blow Up Hollywood’s Streaming Era
The Hollywood Reporter
11/21/2019
With SEC on CBS Package Renewal Negotiations ahead, CBS has no first Refusal Rights
Awful Announcing
11/20/2019
Bob Iger Takes the Gloves Off for Disney’s Streaming Debut
Bloomberg Businessweek
11/06/2019
‘There was no Accountability’: What went wrong for The Players’ Tribune
Digiday
11/05/2019
Thinking of Investing $500m in DAZN? This is what you have to believe to make that move.
Sportcal
11/05/2019
With $600 Million More to Spend, a Sports Investor Thinks Bigger
The New York Times
11/04/2019
Sport is at 10 Minutes to Midnight!
Albachiara
11/03/2019
Tech Platforms like Facebook and Twitter cool Interest in Broadcasting Live Sports
Digiday
10/31/2019
Uninterrupted Conversation: Maverick Carter and LeBron James get the Stars to tell Stories
SportsPro Media
10/31/2019
WWE’s TV Network Investments, Slowed Ticket Sales Plague Earnings
Front Office Sports
10/31/2019
John Kosner and Ed Desser in SBJ: What to Anticipate in Sports Media’s Digital Transition Game
SBJ/SBD
10/27/2019
Turner reportedly plans to fold B/R Live into Bleacher Report App sometime in the next two Years
Awful Announcing
10/27/2019
China and the NBA still need each other, plus the Key Takeaways from Ampere Analysis’ latest Report
SportsPro Media
10/24/2019
The Streaming Revolution Will be Metricized
Entertainment Strategy Guy
10/24/2019
NBA-China Dispute now has no Games on TV, delayed Games on Tencent, and VP Pence bashing NBA
Awful Announcing
10/23/2019
Billionaire Len Blavatnik Seeks to Raise $500 Million for DAZN
Bloomberg
10/23/2019
The World’s Most Valuable Sports Agencies 2019: CAA Expands Its Business, And Its Lead
Forbes
10/20/2019
At large: The Sports Highlights Rebirth offers Hope but Rights Holders must be creative
SportsPro Media
10/16/2019
ABC’s best Shot at an NFL TV Package is gaining some Momentum
Awful Announcing
10/16/2019
What's Behind the NFL's TV Ratings Comeback?
The Hollywood Reporter
10/16/2019
Why the Market for Sports Broadcast Deals Is Soaring Despite the NBA-China Standoff
Fortune
10/13/2019
MLS Fans Consume More Content In 2019, But Average Attendance Drops
Front Office Sport
10/13/2019
Champions League Auction Could Be Open Goal for Britain’s BT
Bloomberg
10/11/2019
Overview of the New York SportsTech Landscape
Medium
10/09/2019
Formula One Makes $2 Million Loss On Digital Media
Forbes
10/06/2019
AC Milan and Elliott: The Hedge Fund trying to crack Italian football
Financial Times
10/06/2019
David Pemsel: The Man to tackle the Premier League
Financial Times
10/02/2019
How Will NHL’s TV Talks Play Out? We Ask The Experts
Front Office Sports
10/02/2019
Does Facebook Want Live NFL Game Rights?
Front Office Sports
10/01/2019
Ad Buyers bemoan Measurement of Esports Audiences
Digiday
10/01/2019
ESPN And Bundesliga Sign Six-Year U.S. Television Deal
Forbes
09/29/2019
Sports Data Groups Battle over lucrative Rights
Financial Times
09/28/2019
NFL overseas: Why Germany could be the League's next big Market
Fox Business
09/28/2019
DirecTV Rethinks NFL Sunday Ticket Deal Amid Cord-Cutting
Wall Street Journal
09/26/2019
Being at the Fanhub of Gaming
Sports Media Report
09/23/2019
The Athletic is worth $300 Million, but can it become a Billion Dollar Company?
Awful Announcing
09/22/2019
In Pac-12 Football: Empty Seats, TV Woes and Recruiting Gaps
The New York Times
09/19/2019
Unpacking PwC’s Sports Survey in the Context of Sporting Change
SportsPro Media
09/18/2019
Fertitta: Working both Sides of Sports Bets not a Slam Dunk
Associated Press
09/18/2019
Why Amazon Is About to Upend the $70 Billion TV Ad Market
eMarketer
09/17/2019
The State of Sports Apps Report: Top Sports Apps by Revenue and Growth Forecast
SensorTower
09/15/2019
'We had a Blank Canvas four Years ago’: The Secrets behind FuboTV’s fast-paced Global Strategy
SportsPro Media
09/12/2019
Majority of NFL Fans watched opening Week Games via Streaming, Apps
Marketing Dive
09/12/2019
ESPN Chief Jimmy Pitaro Tackles NFL Rights, Streaming Strategy, Gambling Coverage, ACC Network Launch And More
Deadline
09/11/2019
The NFL Will Stream Games Once It’s Good and Ready, Just Not Yet
Bloomberg Businessweek
09/08/2019
Dazn will den Bundesliga-Markt aufmischen: Für Fans könnte sich einiges ändern, sagt ein Experte
Business Insider
09/08/2019
Activision Blizzard Esports League Tries a Nielsen Metric to Take on Traditional Sports
The Wall Street Journal
09/03/2019
NFL Practice Jersey Patches Proliferate as Brands Target Training Camp
Morning Consult
09/03/2019
Sitting down with the NFL Commissioner
Sports Business Journal
09/01/2019
Why Amazon bought a Piece of the Yankees' TV Network
CNN Business
09/01/2019
Report Casts WWE TV Deals As Loss Leaders, Misses Additional Value They Bring
Forbes
09/01/2019
With Pub Pass, NBC Sports tries B2B Bundles for Specialty Sports Programming
Digiday
08/29/2019
Endeavor reports $2.05bn in H1 Revenues as IMG football Rights Deals take effect
SportBusiness
08/29/2019
Mailman Launches NBA Red Card 2019
Mailman Group
08/28/2019
What Sky Sports gains from making Premier League Highlights free on YouTube
The Drum
08/27/2019
The Football Revolution will not be televised. It’ll be podcasted.
Football365
08/25/2019
Streaming Video Will Soon Look Like the Bad Old Days of TV
The New York Times
08/21/2019
The Sports News Site Haters Love to Dunk on Keeps Signing Up Subscribers
Bloomberg
08/19/2019
The unique Transfer Tool that benefits LaLiga Clubs
LaLiga
08/18/2019
The Keys to Esports Marketing: Don’t get ‘Ganked’
McKinsey & Company
08/18/2019
The MLB/YouTube Partnership Is Off To A Strong Start
Forbes
08/18/2019
LaLiga-Relevent Sports Partnership Expanding Reach In Year Two
Front Office Sports
08/15/2019
The Lender Financing Soccer Clubs' Big-Money Transfers
Forbes
08/11/2019
Bundesliga CEO Christian Seifert Outlines Growth Strategy
Forbes
08/11/2019
NBC Sports Plots Plan To Deepen Premier League Reach In U.S.
Front Office Sports
08/11/2019
It’s no secret Spaniards love Soccer’: Analysing DAZN’s Premier League play in Spain
SportsPro Media
08/07/2019
What Disney’s Bundle Announcement means for the Sports Industry
SportsPro Media
08/07/2019
A Netflix of Football: Would it make Business Sense for the Premier League?
City A.M.
08/06/2019
Back In the Zone: John Skipper
Multichannel News
08/04/2019
As the Digital Rights Battle Continues, Has a Sports Streaming Leader Emerged?
Sports Illustrated
08/04/2019
Tale Of Two Networks: Why ESPN Can’t Talk Donald Trump – But Fox Talent Can
Front Office Sports
07/31/2019
The Streaming Video-on-Demand War Is Going to Get Bloody
Bloomberg
07/31/2019
Garber’s 20 Years as MLS Commissioner Time of huge Growth
Fox Sports
07/31/2019
Panthers Owner David Tepper: The Billionaire next Door
Sports Business Journal
07/28/2019
The Athletic Sports News Site Hits 500,000 Subscribers
Bloomberg
07/28/2019
Steve Ballmer’s Vision for Clippers includes Superstars and new Look at Broadcasting
Los Angeles Times
07/25/2019
The Future of Watching Sport: “What has happened with Netflix will happen here.”
LaLiga
07/24/2019
The Challenges of OTT Sports (and Some Solutions)
Medium
07/23/2019
The World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2019
Forbes
07/21/2019
How NBA Free Agency ‘Speed Dating’ Produced A Record $1 Billion In New Deals For Excel Sports
Forbes
07/21/2019
Why Double-digit Returns are out there for Private Equity Investors in Sport
SportsPro Media
07/18/2019
ESPN sees its Mobile App as a Path to paying Subscribers
Digiday
07/16/2019
A US Sports Website Has Gone On A Hiring Spree Of UK Journalists
Buzzfeed
07/16/2019
Comcast Has a $45 Billion Cricket Problem
Bloomberg
07/15/2019
Streamlabs Q2 2019 Live Streaming Industry Report
Streamlabs
07/14/2019
Disney and Charter are talking about Carriage Fees
CNBC
07/12/2019
WADA warn Results of Survey on Doping in Spanish Football show Authorities have Work to Do
Inside the Game
07/12/2019
NFL Teams Share $8.78 Billion in Revenue
The Action Network
07/12/2019
The Streaming Wars: Its Models, Surprises, and Remaining Opportunities
REDEF
07/11/2019
Sports Rights and OTT in the CEE
LinkedIn
07/06/2019
Research shows Sports Bodies must diversify ‘beyond Pay-TV’
SportsPro Media
07/04/2019
Addressing the Football Rights Plateau
Sportcal
07/03/2019
Why Dazn is making more Content available for Free
Digiday
07/02/2019
OTT Surpassing DVR, But Growth Is Slowing
MediaPost
07/01/2019
AT&T Considers Selling Regional Sports Networks to Slash Debt
Bloomberg
07/01/2019
Women's Soccer Faces TV Rights Test After World Cup Success
Bloomberg
06/26/2019
FuboTV Launches Free, Ad-Supported Streaming Sports Network
Variety
06/25/2019
Amazon Accelerates Its Sports Ambitions With Premier League And WTA Tennis
Forbes
06/24/2019
How the Seattle Seahawks use Data to Win — On and Off the Field
GeekWire
06/23/2019
Why Wimbledon's Prize Money Isn't As High As You Think: An Accounting Of A Tennis Player's Expenses
Forbes
06/23/2019
Whose Right is it anyway: Is La Liga’s Slap on the Wrist a Win for Piracy?
SportsPro Media
06/18/2019
The NBA Wants You To Bet on Games That Never Happened
Bloomberg
06/18/2019
Top Grossing Sports Apps Worldwide for May 2019
SensorTower
06/17/2019
Soccer Fans prefer full Games to Highlights according to Bleacher Report Study
Front Office Sport
06/17/2019
NFL takes a long View on ‘Sunday Ticket’
Sports Business Journal
06/16/2019
A Party Like It's 1969: The Remarkable Resilience of Live Sports on Broadcast TV
The Big Lead
06/11/2019
Global OTT Revenue to hit US$72bn by 2023, says PwC Report
SportsPro Media
06/10/2019
Q&A: Bill Simmons’ The Ringer Thrives by Ignoring Facebook and Betting Big on Podcasts
Ad Week
06/10/2019
Amazon enters Premier League Jungle
The Morning Advertiser
06/09/2019
John Stankey’s Challenge: Making AT&T’s $100 Billion Bet on Time Warner Pay Off
CNBC
06/09/2019
Anthony Joshua’s Shock Andy Ruiz Defeat clocks 13m Illegal Streams
SportsPro Media
06/05/2019
IMG awaits Outcome of Endeavor's IPO
SportCal
06/05/2019
Apple Is Creating A Huge Obstacle For Some PA Online Sportsbooks & Casinos
Legal Sports Report
06/05/2019
The Days of Getting a Cheaper Cable Bill by Threatening to Leave May Be Over
Bloomberg
06/04/2019
Sport and Media Rights – The Year in Review 2018/19
LawInSport
06/02/2019
D.C. United Fans Can't Escape FloSports' Constant Errors
Washington City Paper
05/30/2019
Is English Champions League Triumph as Good as It Gets for BT Sport?
Bloomberg
05/30/2019
MLB Attendance down another 1.4%, 4th straight Drop
Associated Press
05/29/2019
Gamers Fight for Rights as Billion-Dollar Esports Market Matures
Bloomberg
05/28/2019
“The Bane of My Existence”: U.K. Sportswriting’s Access Crisis
The Ringer
05/28/2019
Endeavor’s IPO Prospectus for Dummies: Why the Hollywood Player wants you to think it’s a Tech Company
Fast Company
05/23/2019
Shady Numbers And Bad Business: Inside The Esports Bubble
Kotaku
05/22/2019
Leagues of Their Own in Basketball and Football
Sportcal
05/22/2019
Premier League Finances: The Full Club-by-Club Breakdown and Verdict
The Guardian
05/21/2019
ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro is fighting the Cord-Cutting Wave
LA Times
05/19/2019
NBA No. 1 in China ahead of Premier League and Champions League in Survey of Internet Users
South China Morning Post
05/13/2019
ESPN's Creative Chief Talks New Michael Jordan Doc, Rethinking 'Get Up' and Negotiating League Pressures
The Hollywood Reporter
05/13/2019
How Vince McMahon’s WWE Seized on TV Disruption to Become a Wall Street Champ
Variety
05/13/2019
Fox Sports' Rowdy Upfront Pitch Focuses on What's Really Making Money
AdAge
05/12/2019
U.S. Attitudes to Sports Betting a Year After PASPA Repeal
Global Web Index
05/12/2019
DAZN’s Baseball Show is RedZone for MLB, and a Test for the Network
The Washington Post
05/08/2019
DAZN reports 1.2 million Viewers for Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs Fight
LA Times
05/07/2019
Bundesliga Americas Sees Big Opportunity in U.S. Media
Front Office Sport
05/05/2019
Get Ready for the Decline of Live Sports
Techonomy
05/05/2019
The Sports TV Bubble Shows Signs of Weakness
Bloomberg
05/05/2019
The Fight for the Bundle is the War for the Future of TV
Recode
05/01/2019
Baseball Economics And The Fate Of App-Based TV
Ad Exchanger
05/01/2019
Why the NFL Should Give its Sunday Ticket Package to...No One
Sports Illustrated
04/30/2019
FanDuel is now charging inactive Users $3 per Month for not Playing
TechCrunch
04/30/2019
Premier League Plus TV may be the Way to go for the EPL in the UK in 2022
Sportcal
04/30/2019
The 2019 Sports Report: Everything TV Stations Need To Know
Radio+Television Business Report
04/25/2019
NBA League Pass, F1 TV and Amazon Prime: The Direct-to-Consumer Trend pushing Sports to go it Alone
SportsPro Media
04/25/2019
DAZN Connect Is An IP-Based Distribution Platform For Broadcasters And Sports Organizations
Forbes
04/24/2019
WWE Stock drops after Missed Revenue Targets and Declines in Attendance and Network Subscriptions
Awful Announcing
04/24/2019
‘You risk becoming the Street Corner Record Store’: How Endeavor Streaming is helping savvy Players
SportsPro Media
04/23/2019