Sports

In part one of this two-part podcast episode, we discuss some more predictions for 2024 that are too specific to be 100% certain about but could still come true, including: what will actually end up happening with Paramount, what Nordstrom will do next to get back on track, and where folks will be watching the NBA over the next 10 years. Tune in to the discussion with our vice presidents of content Suzy Davidkhanian and Paul Verna and analyst Max Willens.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss Caitlin Clark's impact on the WNBA, how digital advertisers are acknowledging societies concerns over technology whilst advertising on it, if there is room for two YouTube's (one called TikTok), what to make of the NFL coming to Netflix, the happiest places in America, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood, forecasting analyst Zach Goldner, and vice president of content Paul Verna.

NBA rights odds aren’t looking good for WBD: CEO David Zaslav touted the company’s other sports offerings as the rights deadline rapidly approaches.

Venu Sports’ potential for disruption comes into clearer view: Nearly 60% of consumers say they’d sign up for the service at a price of $35-40 per month.

As sports wagering grows its digital footprint, ad spending by the gambling industry levels off.

WBD's NBA media rights are in jeopardy: Disney, NBC, and Amazon's offers may force a legal battle over matching rights.

Super Bowl ad slots are already being snatched up: Skechers, a longtime advertiser at the game, purchased a 30-second spot as the cost of ad space skyrockets.

Disney, Fox, and WBD unveil Venu Sports: New streaming service still has hurdles to overcome before fall 2024 debut.

Netflix partners with NFL: The platform will be streaming live Christmas Day games to attract new subscribers—and advertisers.

What Netflix’s potential NFL deal means for the future of sports: The streaming giant’s two-game deal could propel it to become a contender for future rights deals.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss how bad "serial churning" has gotten and how to fix it, whether inventing new sports tournaments can work, if Perplexity's "search engine" will threaten Google, the use case for AI computers in your ears, where you can see 16 sunrises and sunsets every day, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood, forecasting analyst Zach Goldner, and director of forecasting Oscar Orozco.

Streaming has been a home run for sports-based advertising Through sports rights, new and niche content, and creative ad formats, every major streamer is attempting to grab a share of sports connected TV (CTV) ad spend.

The NBA is the next and final major sports streaming rights battlefront: Amazon, ESPN, and WBD are fighting over fractured rights to the sports league.

Apple TV+’s revolving door of ad executives: The service’s head of marketing left after 16 months, hinting at ad-supported struggles behind the scenes.

As iPhone sales dip, expansion into services is creating a resilient profit source, fostering user loyalty and broadening Apple's ecosystem.

Roku in talks for exclusive MLB Sunday broadcasts: A shift from NBC to Roku could reshape sports streaming landscape.

Fubo calls for Congressional oversight on a major streaming venture: claims it monopolizes 80% of US sports broadcasts.

Peacock to boost streaming prices just before Summer Olympics: Second price rise in two years shows resolve to lift average revenues per user.