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Sports score big with FAST Channels

Online streaming platforms have revolutionised the way we consume media, offering a diverse array of content at our fingertips. Among the most recent phenomena within this realm is the emergence of Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) channels, heralding a new era of accessible and on-demand entertainment. While FAST channels have primarily been associated with movies, […]

March 14, 2024

NativeWaves, SportPass deliver personalised event watching experiences

Sports tech innovators NativeWaves and SportPass closed a strategic alliance including the mutual integration of technology, a bilateral distribution agreement as well as a joint use of software development resources. The partnership sees the two companies acting very closely aligned on the European, Asian and North American markets. NativeWaves will add SportPass’ Asport technology with […]

March 7, 2024

Research: 52% of UK will stream Euro 2024

LG Ad Solutions, the specialist in connected TV (CTV) and cross-screen advertising, has released a sports study revealing that 72 per cent of UK consumers are increasingly comfortable streaming live sports. Over a third use three or more streaming apps to watch live sports, with Sky Sports (57 per cent), BBC (55 per cent) and […]

March 6, 2024

FuboTV exceeds guidance

FuboTV, the sports-first live TV streaming platform, has reported its financial results for Q4 and full year ended December 31st 2023. The Company exceeded guidance across key financial and operating metrics in North America, posting double digit YoY revenue and subscriber growth during Q4. Fubo ended the quarter with 1.62 million paid subscribers, up 12 […]

March 1, 2024

Survey: Sports media innovation cycles accelerating

Almost four out of five sports executives (79 per cent) believe automated content creation will impact their business significantly, 61 per cent believe remote production technology will be just as game-changing, according to the latest installment of Altman Solon’s 2023 Global Sports Survey. The survey of over 150 global sports executives and 2,500 consumers across […]

February 27, 2024

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