NBA’s Utah Jazz abandons traditional cable, launching streaming service: The move reflects a major shift in sports media distribution—and consumption.
Amazon is trying to create a mini-Super Bowl: The company has gotten major brands like State Farm to pay $600,000 for a 30-second ad during its Black Friday game.
WhatsApp partners with Mercedes-AMG F1, offering exclusive broadcast channel content: The messaging platform makes a play for fandom’s attention.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss what happens now that the actors strike is over, how the Super Bowl is fundamentally changing, whether live sports need new shorter content, what's next for WhatsApp, why people immigrate to the US, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood, forecasting analyst Zach Goldner, and director of forecasting Oscar Orozco.
AMC edges up, Tubi soars, Fubo holds ground, Paramount+ expands: Diverse strategies shape the streaming battlefront.
Sunday Ticket propels YouTube TV to 48% growth: The pay TV service has seen subscriptions jump significantly since it acquired the costly streaming rights.
Rising costs and channel fragmentation hurt sports engagement: Survey highlights a need to enhance discoverability and affordability.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss how social networks could improve society, the NBA's plan to remake its TV deals, US consumers' feelings on shoppable ads, how many folks are "serial churners," how disruptive Sweetgreen's salad-making robot might be, a scientific breakthrough from a 14-year-old, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood, forecasting analyst Zach Goldner, and director of forecasting Oscar Orozco.
Amazon leaks show the power of football streaming rights: The company expects two new ad products for Thursday Night Football to bring in $100 million this year.
YouTube's exclusive NFL stream hit by glitches: Despite prior praise, fans face buffering and pixelation during prime games.
ESPN is the financial diamond of Disney's entertainment portfolio: As the sports leader pivots to streaming, it must balance pursuit of NBA rights with profitability.
TikTok wants to court sports advertisers: The app recently held sessions to teach advertisers how to build effective campaigns around major sports events.
YouTube CEO emphasizes NFL focus: NBA rights are not an immediate priority despite looming contracts fight.
JCPenney spends on sports streaming, citing lack of scripted content: Ad deals with Apple and Amazon are a sign that Hollywood strikes are influencing ad spending.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss how much ad spending will grow this year, whether there are more reasons to be optimistic or pessimistic about consumer spending, and what today's most interesting ad spending trends are by media and company. "In Other News," we talk about a deal to bring video ads to Spotify’s app on Roku and how Amazon's second year of streaming Thursday Night Football is going. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Paul Verna.
Bank sponsorships shift from sports stadiums to music venues: Gen Zers at outdoor music festivals this past summer were more likely than ever to see bank logos on tents and signboards.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss the speed of AI adoption, what to make of ChatGPT's engagement lull, and how Nvidia is shaping AI's future. "In Other News," we talk about how Roblox's AI assistant could transform gaming and how Amazon is using its neural network to improve the NFL's game-watching experience. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.
Amazon reshapes NFL viewership on streaming platforms: Nielsen's ratings versus internal data presents challenges in the era of digital broadcasting.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss why supercharged online sports gambling is now everywhere, what the ecosystem looks like, and some hard truths about gambling addiction. "In Other News," we talk about the latest on writers' and actors' strike negotiations and how it is influencing advertising decisions and studio revenues. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Paul Verna.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss whether people will ever buy items they see in TV shows, if online ratings are broken, a relaunched Amazon Shipping trying to compete with UPS and FedEx, if CNN and sports can move the needle for streaming service Max, whether the continuing partnership between Target and Starbucks is boosting curbside pickup, where we got gas before gas stations, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian and analysts Blake Droesch and Paul Verna.