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Viaplay reiterates 2024 guidance following reset

Viaplay, the troubled Sweden-based streaming company, posted a 3 per cent increase in Q4 organic sales despite a slight decline in the Nordic region, its key market. Following a mass restructuring, sales stood at SEK4.3 billion (€0.39bn) in the quarter, compared with SEK4.67 billion in the same quarter last year, and the operating loss was […]

February 22, 2024

Fubo seeks to block Disney, WBD, Fox streamer

FuboTV, the US sports-focused streaming platform, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company, Fox., Warner Bros Discovery and their affiliates, alleging that the companies have engaged in a years-long campaign to block Fubo’s streaming business resulting in significant harm to both Fubo and consumers. The complaint alleges that the forthcoming launch of […]

February 21, 2024

Fubo pressured by ESPN, Fox, WBD deal

Fubo has seen its stock price dump more than 20 per cent since Disney, Fox and Warner Bros Discovery announced their JV plan to bundle their linear sports networks in a live-streamed service. “We have already seen that a consortium born of historical competitors is a difficult undertaking, and streaming joint ventures rarely work,” Fubo […]

February 8, 2024

Snooker’s place in the televised sports landscape

In a world where sports enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with an array of events broadcasted across different platforms, snooker has carved out a special niche for itself. For fans of the sport, catching snooker on TV is not just about following a hobby; it’s a passion. With traditional broadcast television and modern streaming options, […]

February 8, 2024

Forecast: Sports media rights to reach $61bn in 2024

At a time when marketers are increasingly reliant on sport for mass reach, the sector faces fragmentation. Live sports rights are splintering between broadcast, OTT and mobile apps, while social platforms are rising in importance for fans. Sports media in the era of fragmentation, WARC Media’s latest Global Advertising Trends report, examines sport’s new media landscape, […]

February 7, 2024

Pixellot collab with NBC Sports Next’s SportEngine

NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine and Pixellot have announced the next phase of their partnership, which will offer enhanced livestreaming opportunities for sporting venues across North America at no cost. The new collaboration between SportsEngine, a specialist in youth and amateur sports technology, and Pixellot, a provider of AI-automated sports video and data solutions, aims to […]

February 5, 2024

Netflix is betting big on sports in 2024

Netflix has always been a powerhouse in terms of entertainment. Yet, somehow they’re expanding their reach even more in 2024. Now they’re taking their game to the next level with a slew of new and exhilarating sports documentaries. With a history of changing the game in TV and film, Netflix’s expansion into sports content could […]

February 2, 2024

DAZN launches new YouTube channel

DAZN, the sports streaming service, has launched its new YouTube channel, DAZN Sport, as a home for original storytelling on the lives of top athletes on and off the field. The channel will be populated with DAZN owned documentaries and other archive content they have global rights to, as well as original shorts that span […]

February 1, 2024

Phenix delivers real-time SSAI with Brinx.TV

Phenix, a provider of real-time video streaming technology, has announced its broadcast OTT streaming solution has launched real-time Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) with Brinx.TV. Brinx.TV, founded by 6x Emmy Award winner and founder/host of the well-known show ESPN Sport Science, John Brenkus, will roll out the first-ever server-side ads in real-time to support its myriad […]

January 31, 2024

Data: Sports cause 2023’s biggest spikes in web traffic

Champions League football and NFL games caused the biggest spikes in web traffic in Europe and the US in 2023, according to a 12-month network traffic analysis from Internet Exchange operator, DE-CIX. In addition, global traffic across DE-CIX platforms has increased by 23 per cent vs 2022, with 59 exabytes of data flowing across its […]

January 29, 2024