Alistair Taylor

Can Disney do a Hulu?

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Disney finally unveiled to investors during a presentation yesterday its much anticipated direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service Disney+, announcing a November 12 th 2019 launch . Disney+ will be an…
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Mediapro Offers Eleven Sports a UK Lifeline!

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Streaming service Eleven Sports will now have to table a new offer to maintain its UK La Liga rights, as Mediapro (the agency selling La Liga’s international rights) decides to return La Liga to the…
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Why Did Facebook’s EPL Rights Deal Collapse?

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Blog post by Alistair Taylor
The English Premier League (EPL) is now back on the market with its rights for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam following its deal with Facebook collapsing. Back in July 2018 , the social media giant…
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Can the NBA Capture the ‘Cord-Nevers’?

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Blog post by Alistair Taylor
NBA commissioner Adam Silver, speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference in Boston last week, explained his vision of the league’s games, which will look “dramatically different” in five…
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UFC’s Debut on ESPN+ Draws In Record Subs

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debuted on ESPN+ this past weekend, featuring the highly touted championship fight, which saw Henry Cejudo knockout current Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw in…
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Knockout Blow For Eleven Sports?

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Eleven Sports, the insurgent subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, is considering closing its operations in the UK and Ireland after failing to secure distribution via traditional TV operators.…
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