Sports

The year sports streaming hit its stride: Thursday Night Football, Sunday Ticket, and more delivered strong results for streaming services after a slow 2022.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss whether this is the beginning of Amazon's decline, if the Internet is becoming more ad-free, whether shopping pairs well with streaming, where brands will shift their ad dollars during the Super Bowl as they lean away from X (formerly Twitter), ChatGPT creator OpenAI's deal with publishing giant Axel Springer, the most visited tourist attractions in the world, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Blake Droesch and vice presidents of content Suzy Davidkhanian and Paul Verna.

Saudi Arabia stepped up investment in US media in 2023: A megamerger between LIV Golf and the PGA raised concerns about the country’s influence on the US.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss what Fortnite developer Epic Games' win over Google means, whether McDonald's new restaurant brand will be a success, why women's sports worldwide are exploding right now, if video streaming bundles are inevitable, how AI rules can keep pace with AI development, who's planning to live underwater in a few years, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Ross Benes, Bill Fisher, and Carina Perkins.

Netflix’s sports strategy doesn’t involve costly rights: Rather than bid billions on streaming packages, the company is leveraging its own brand to establish live sports events.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss the travel rebound and how tech is helping it out, how Black Friday football (with a side of online shopping) performed this year, will X (formerly Twitter) go bankrupt next year, a new way to stream NBA games post-cable, what to expect from ChatGPT next year, why your passport is the color it is, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood, forecasting analyst Zach Goldner, and director of forecasting Oscar Orozco.

Revolution in women's sports: Deloitte sees revenue hitting $1.28 billion in 2024, driven by soccer and basketball.

Thursday Night Football shows viewership metrics don’t say it all: Amazon’s Black Friday audience was far lower than expected, but DTC opportunities drove brand excitement.

NASCAR is the latest sports league to strike streaming deals: Amazon, Fox, Warner Bros., and NBC will share media rights for seven years.

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.