Sports

On today's episode, we discuss the significance of Super Bowl LVII ads already selling out, why personalization is so difficult, ad views in the metaverse, why folks are livestreaming in the wrong place, what to make of Oprah's content deal with Apple TV+ ending, an explanation of the most important sustainability features for retailers to offer, where tailgating came from, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Blake Droesch, Dave Frankland, and Max Willens.

Apple replaces Pepsi as the Super Bowl Halftime Show sponsor: As it goes back and forth on a $2.5 billion Sunday Night Football deal, Apple is stepping up to the pop culture plate.

On today's episode, we discuss how Amazon's Thursday Night Football debut went, whether TikTok might be the new search engine, if people want to buy things with emojis, how many folks will sign up to Netflix with ads, how many ads are too many, an explanation of whether Apple is the dark horse of search, how much the world doesn't recycle, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of reports editing Rahul Chadha and analysts Ross Benes and Evelyn Mitchell.

Streamers won't sacrifice their brands for sports rights: Disney is keeping gambling at arm’s length while Apple and Amazon run from a Saudi golf deal.

Influencer marketing and local advertising collide in college sports: Changes to name, image, and likeness rules have helped brands reach brand new markets.

NFL holds sportsbook commercials to 6 per game: Even as operators shift strategy, betting ads remain a viable revenue stream for the league.

Brands can finally advertise on The Athletic: The New York Times looks to monetize its January acquisition so it can reach profitability sooner.

The Super Bowl is a fixture of advertising: Fox has sold 95% of the event’s ad inventory, with spots going for as much as $7 million.

On today's episode, we discuss the significance of Amazon securing the rights to NFL Thursday Night Football, how the broadcast could look different, and what other tech players might secure sports rights in the future. "In Other News," we talk about whether video streaming platforms looking too similar is a problem and what to make of two Snapchat ad execs going to Netflix. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Andrew Lipsman and Paul Verna.

In the year since NCAA athletes have been able to cash in on their names, images, and likenesses (NIL), celebrity college athletes are just catching up to the opportunities other celebrities have.

On today's episode, we discuss whether sports streaming is making us all lose, how much time younger and older folks spend watching TV, California passing tough internet privacy rules for kids, how much recessionary fears have taken their toll on brand loyalty, what happens when robots create ads, an unpopular opinion about the new social media app BeReal, some interesting facts about real-life dragons, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of forecasting Oscar Orozco and analysts Blake Droesch and Dave Frankland.

Amazon looks to increase awareness for its sports offering: Its Prime Video is partnering with DirecTV to bring Thursday Night Football to bars and restaurants.

FanDuel plans to launch its own cable network: While sports betting is surging, the service could have an uphill battle ahead.

On today's episode, we discuss the most pressing questions related to The Walt Disney Co.'s streaming platforms: what should we make of the recent price increase announcement, will Hulu soon become a tile within the Disney+ app, and what is the significance of Disney+ expecting to sign up fewer subscribers in the future? "In Other News," we talk about whether streaming will save sports or kill it and why folks are more likely to put TV subscriptions on the chopping block. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Ross Benes.

Thursday Night Football expected to reach a smaller audience on Amazon: Still, the retailer’s media network could produce a win for advertisers.

A major ad spender is pulling back: Automakers spent less on TV ads for the second month in a row thanks to few sports events and a sour economy.

Ryan Reynolds lends his brand to fuboTV: The streaming service struck a deal with the actor’s Maximum Effort Productions to drum up excitement for its offering.

Sports betting’s ad cooldown won’t be permanent: A year of hefty spending might have DraftKings slowing down, but sports will persist through a recession.

The NFL’s streaming service is full of ifs and buts: Deals with other streamers complicate the league’s attempt to flex its viewership.

On today's episode, we discuss some predictions for H2 2022 that are too specific to be 100% certain but could still come true, including: will there be new talks to revive the Pinterest/PayPal super app merger, what will happen to Mark Zuckerberg's quest to build the metaverse, will Netflix get into live sports, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Debra Aho Williamson, Andrew Lipsman, and Paul Verna.