Streaming Media – Neman Lida http://neman-lida.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 02:15:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://neman-lida.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-150x150.png Streaming Media – Neman Lida http://neman-lida.com/ 32 32 How to watch, stream | Packers vs. Eagles https://neman-lida.com/how-to-watch-stream-packers-vs-eagles/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 22:03:43 +0000 https://neman-lida.com/how-to-watch-stream-packers-vs-eagles/ The game will air nationally on NBC with Mike Tirico on the call, Cris Collinsworth providing analysis and Melissa Stark on the sidelines. Find out which station near you will carry the game here. After the final whistle, join Fran Duffy, Dave Spadaro, Eagles legend Ike Reese and Gabriella DiGiovanni for the Postgame Show presented […]]]>

The game will air nationally on NBC with Mike Tirico on the call, Cris Collinsworth providing analysis and Melissa Stark on the sidelines. Find out which station near you will carry the game here.

After the final whistle, join Fran Duffy, Dave Spadaro, Eagles legend Ike Reese and Gabriella DiGiovanni for the Postgame Show presented by Ricoh – they’ll have highlights, press conferences, match analysis, and more . Log onto philadelphiaeagles.com, the Eagles app and our social media channels to watch.

Connecting outside the United States? NFL Game Pass International provides streaming capabilities for games across the league. Click here for more details!

Join Merrill Reese and Mike Quick’s show on SportsRadio 94WIP. The desktop version of PhiladelphiaEagles.com/LiveRadio will provide a live stream of the SportsRadio 94WIP broadcast stream available nationwide. Fans can also listen on the Eagles app in the Philadelphia Market.

Rickie Ricardo, Bill Kulik, and Oscar Budejen host a Spanish-language radio show on La Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia; 101.3 FM in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and 103.3 FM in Vineland, New Jersey. The desktop version of PhiladelphiaEagles.com/LiveRadio will also provide a stream of the Spanish version. Philadelphia Market fans can also listen to the Spanish version on the Eagles app.

Tune into Westwood One for national coverage from Ryan Radtke and Mike Golic.

Packers vs Eagles can also be heard on Sirius XM channels, tap for their listening schedule!

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Bob Iger returns to Disney as CEO for two years https://neman-lida.com/bob-iger-returns-to-disney-as-ceo-for-two-years/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 05:07:00 +0000 https://neman-lida.com/bob-iger-returns-to-disney-as-ceo-for-two-years/ LOS ANGELES, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Former Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) Managing Director Bob Iger returns to the media company as CEO less than a year after retiring, a surprise appointment that comes as the entertainment company strives to turn its streaming TV services into a profitable business . Iger, who retired last year after […]]]>

LOS ANGELES, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Former Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) Managing Director Bob Iger returns to the media company as CEO less than a year after retiring, a surprise appointment that comes as the entertainment company strives to turn its streaming TV services into a profitable business .

Iger, who retired last year after 15 years as chief executive, has agreed to serve as CEO for an additional two years, Disney said in a statement late Sunday. He will replace Bob Chapek, who took over as CEO of Disney in February 2020.

As Chapek steered Disney through the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney disappointed investors this month with an earnings report that showed continued losses in its streaming unit that includes Disney+. Read more

“The Board of Directors has concluded that as Disney enters an increasingly complex period of industry transformation, Bob Iger is uniquely positioned to lead the company through this pivotal time,” said Susan Arnold, Chairman of the Board. Disney’s board of directors, in the press release.

In June, Disney’s board voted unanimously to extend Chapek’s contract for three years.

During Chapek’s short tenure, Disney found itself embroiled in an internal culture war after being accused of remaining silent over Florida legislation that would limit classroom discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity.

Iger left Disney on a high as the company waged entertainment industry battle against Netflix (NFLX.O) in the streaming wars. The economic slowdown and high interest rates have hurt Disney+ as the company braces for deep cost cuts.

“I’m an optimist, and if I’ve learned one thing from my years at Disney, it’s that even in the face of uncertainty – perhaps especially in the face of uncertainty – our employees and our Cast Members realize the impossible,” Iger said in a memo to employees seen by Reuters.

The management change surprised employees, a company source said.

Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Kim Coghill and Christopher Cushing and Kenneth Li and Miral Fahmy

Our standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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John Malone Streaming – “There’s a Lot of Blood Flowing” – Deadline https://neman-lida.com/john-malone-streaming-theres-a-lot-of-blood-flowing-deadline/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 22:19:00 +0000 https://neman-lida.com/john-malone-streaming-theres-a-lot-of-blood-flowing-deadline/ Freedom Media President John Malone slammed AT&Trented Hastings Reed and affirmed his faith in the Discovery of Warner Bros. team led by David Zaslav amid the drama and red ink of today’s streaming wars. “Right now there’s a lot of blood flowing down the gutters of people streaming. Some of them can afford it, some […]]]>

Freedom Media President John Malone slammed AT&Trented Hastings Reed and affirmed his faith in the Discovery of Warner Bros. team led by David Zaslav amid the drama and red ink of today’s streaming wars.

“Right now there’s a lot of blood flowing down the gutters of people streaming. Some of them can afford it, some can’t. So I guess those who can’t will eventually have to look for a sort of consolidation or exit,” Malone said during a Q&A at the end of Liberty Media’s annual Investor Day in New York. It’s one of the company’s few regular public appearances. long-time media savvy investor, major shareholder in Discovery and now WBD.

A question: What makes him confident that the merger will be a success and not “an LBO [leveraged buyout] went wrong?” The company missed expectations in the last quarterr on the slowness of publicity and the high costs of mergers.

“One thing that gives me confidence is the management. I have enough confidence in [WBD CEO] David Zaslav and his guys, having seen the Scripps integration with Discovery a few years ago,” Malone said.

Second, the balance sheet, which is “very light on short-term maturities” despite heavy debt.

Third, “even in her worst year, she generates a 10% cash return on her net worth. So staying as an investor and looking to the future, where the cash return is almost certain to increase significantly, is a pretty good upward-pointing vector,” said the billionaire electrical engineering and economics graduate. . The company is generating “significant” free cash flow and is targeting $3.5 billion in synergies.

Under no circumstances can WBD be sold for at least two years because the deal was a tax-free spinoff, Malone noted. “So I don’t waste time or energy thinking about who [WBD] might merge or what corporate transaction might take place. He did refer, however, to a jolt. “There are a ton of smaller streamers, who are very specialized, who…might have to consolidate into the bigger ones if their content is unique and relevant.”

“Let’s face it. Everyone went through that crazy land rush in Oklahoma. I’m not going to call the AT&T management fools, but they sure did…throw away everything but the kitchen sink and put the pace of running the business in a bit of stress,” he said of the former Warner Media relative.

He doesn’t know how easy it will be to replicate the dual revenue stream of a declining linear business that still generates plenty of cash. And largely blames the sport for cutting the cord by driving up the price of the wire harness. “A lot of consumers weren’t giving up content, but price, over what Netflix and others were offering for entertainment.”

“As long as there is competition between distributors, the sport will continue to have disproportionate market power,” he said.

Even Netflix is ​​getting into sports. Malone called this streamer a “fundamental service” and said that “Reed Hastings shareholders should build a huge monument to him…He came out on top, saw the opportunity, took the opportunity, and went for it. the scale.” Netflix was there early and did a great job. But expanding the service “by spending so much on so much content is unlikely to succeed,” Malone said.

Netflix started a huge scare earlier this year when it lost subscribers for the first time. A previously rah-rah Wall Street chilled out business with a much sharper eye on spending and profitability. Continued profits depend on discipline, cost control and “rational growth expectations,” Malone said.

Meanwhile, experimentation, particularly around the cluster, will continue. “Disney is trying a set of three different streams serving three different audiences [with Disney+, Hulu and ESPN]. HBO Max is trying to regroup with Discovery+ to see what kind of stability that creates,” he said. WBD plans to roll out its combined service this spring.

“If you can buy a sporting event exclusively, you can always gain users.” But given marketing costs and churn, in the long run, the service with the best package and the lowest costs will be the most profitable,” Malone said.

Malone even addressed Zaslav’s salary packageafter a participant called him “overpaid”.

“Yes, on paper he is quite overpaid. But remember that almost all of his compensation is made up of options that are priced at multiples of the current stock price. So unless the stock is really performing well, he really isn’t overpaid.

Zaslav’s total salary was over $246 million for 2021, inflated by an option award valued at $202 million. But options require stocks to hit certain metrics over seven years before they’re in the money. Discovery shares were at $23 when the package was announced and would have had to reach $35, for example, for the first tranche to be exercised. It hasn’t been a great run and shares closed today at just under $11.

WBD itself can’t be sold for at least two years because it was a tax-exempt spin-off, Malone noted. “So I don’t waste time or energy thinking about who [WBD] might merge or what corporate transaction might take place. He did, however, hint at offers. “There are a ton of smaller streamers, who are very specialized, who…might have to consolidate into the bigger ones if their content is unique and relevant.”

Malone’s Q&A, also chaired by Liberty CEO Greg Maffei, followed presentations by executives from Liberty’s various holdings, including the Atlanta Braves, Formula 1, Charter Communications, SiriusXM and Live Nation. The Braves will become a public company. And Liberty Live, a new tracking stock, will house Liberty’s Live Nation holding. The Ticketmaster division of this company is currently immersed in her own Taylor Swift drama/concert ticket.

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Sports streaming desperately needs a standardized measurement https://neman-lida.com/sports-streaming-desperately-needs-a-standardized-measurement/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 05:35:16 +0000 https://neman-lida.com/sports-streaming-desperately-needs-a-standardized-measurement/ By AdExchanger Guest Columnist Monday, November 14, 2022 – 12:35 a.m. Steve SottileRevenue Director “On television and videois a column exploring the opportunities and challenges of advanced television and video. Today’s column is by Steve Sottile, Chief Revenue Officer at Indiscipline. It has long been accepted in our industry that as long as major live […]]]>

On television and videois a column exploring the opportunities and challenges of advanced television and video.

Today’s column is by Steve Sottile, Chief Revenue Officer at Indiscipline.

It has long been accepted in our industry that as long as major live sporting events are broadcast on TV and cable, linear will remain relevant to consumers and therefore advertisers.

But the sports industry is now also looking to participate in high-growth areas, including video streaming and connected TV.

Typically, broadcast and cable apps already stream sports on their own apps or vMVPDs (virtual distributors of multi-channel video programming or services that provide access to TV channels over the Internet).

However, while the major streaming platforms (read: Apple and Amazon) are trying hard to get a slice of the pie, they’re giving streaming a run for its money.

Today, this linear and CTV fragmentation creates problems for both consumers and advertisers, particularly in terms of cross-platform measurement and audience deduplication.

The chaos behind kick-off

With so many OEMs, operating systems, content providers, and streaming devices collecting their own audience data (and keeping it within the confines of their own walls), brands can’t analyze the data holistically in a way that paints a clear picture of who they are reaching. .

And among these companies, even the definition of motto in their measurement reports creates disjointed definitions of “success.”

Let’s break down an example:

Amazon has acquired exclusive rights to Thursday Night Football through 2033. It is live streaming 15 total NFL games this season, with all Thursday Night Football games available to stream on Amazon Prime. (For the past three years, Fox owned the broadcast rights to those games, while Amazon owned the streaming rights — now Amazon owns everything.)

In local markets for teams playing on a given Thursday, games are televised for free on the Prime Video app, but out-of-market fans need an Amazon Prime subscription. Amazon is producing its own show rather than using Fox’s, as it previously did.

Additionally, Amazon concluded a deal with DirecTV to broadcast the games to “more than 300,000 sports bars, restaurants, hotel lounges, retail and service stores, and many other locations nationwide”.

On Sundays, NFL games are available through NBC and their Peacock streaming platform, as well as on FOX, CBS and Paramount+. And on Monday nights, games can be watched via Disney-owned ESPN (with a handful of games also airing on ABC).

Although the Prime Video app is available on almost all smart TVs, if you’re a football fan without an Amazon Prime account, it could be aggravating. Traditionally, you could access all football nights through your linear TV or vMVPD. If you’re already paying for Peacock and/or Paramount+, you’re now going to be shelling out over $139 a year to be a Prime member or $8.99 a month just for video, in addition to maintaining your cable subscription.

Overcome new obstacles

While this fragmentation is frustrating for fans, imagine what it means for advertisers who already face ongoing measurement and efficiency challenges when working in the silos of walled gardens. The multiplicity of measurement sources, lack of standardization of currencies and unknown duplicates are just some of the obstacles they face.

As an advertising and media industry, we create unnecessary problems for brands looking to reach audiences that increasingly straddle linear TV and streaming. Many in the industry are focused on providing a solid open web solution to these challenges. But we operate in a world that lacks monetary normalization.

Rather than wreaking havoc on advertisers, the industry needs to align better. Amazon partnership with Nielsen is an example of a step in the right direction. Standardization is the only way to make this work, so advertisers can truly understand the ROI of their spend.

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Conference USA set to play more midweek games after agreement with ESPN and CBS https://neman-lida.com/conference-usa-set-to-play-more-midweek-games-after-agreement-with-espn-and-cbs/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 18:02:01 +0000 https://neman-lida.com/conference-usa-set-to-play-more-midweek-games-after-agreement-with-espn-and-cbs/ Conference USA has signed a five-year media rights agreement with ESPN and CBS. The agreement, which became official on Thursday and is expected to go into effect next year, was first reported by Sports Business Journal. Here’s what you need to know. The full slate of October C-USA soccer games will be played during the […]]]>

Conference USA has signed a five-year media rights agreement with ESPN and CBS. The agreement, which became official on Thursday and is expected to go into effect next year, was first reported by Sports Business Journal.

Here’s what you need to know.

  • The full slate of October C-USA soccer games will be played during the week, most Tuesday and Wednesday, with some Thursday and Friday.
  • The deal will make C-USA much easier to watch on linear TV, as the current deal has many great games on the Stadium streaming platform.
  • C-USA will have nine teams next year as the league undergoes realignment, losing six current members and adding four. It will also add Kennesaw State in 2024.
  • A person with direct knowledge of the matter confirmed to Athleticism that each school will receive an annual payment of approximately $750,000.

Why sign agreements with ESPN and CBS?

Visibility and exposure was the #1 priority for everyone at C-USA, as I wrote about last month in a story about the future of the conference. The league has had some good teams in recent years (UTSAUAB, Western Kentucky) whose games were hard to find and watch. A lot of people in the league wanted to come back to ESPN in particular in some form. The world leader is still the go-to venue for college sports.

“The first thing we’ve heard from our fans under the current deal is the confusion of where and when we play, and that’s been hard to find,” the sporting director said. of Western Kentucky, Todd Stewart, earlier this fall.

“We really want our programs to be well exposed,” Commissioner Judy MacLeod also said at the time.

While streaming may be the future, the Big Ten are going all out with network broadcasters and C-USA returning to ESPN and CBS shows that linear television is still the biggest driver of sports.

Why play games midweek?

This idea has been thrown at me by several people in the league over the past few months. It’s both a way to have more visibility on TV and to get a little more money from broadcasters. The Mid-American Conference has its midweek MACtion games in November. The Sun Belt also holds mid-week matches at the end of the year. But October’s live sports content is pretty dry during the week before the NBA and NHL resume. Instead of being buried on ESPN+ on busy Saturdays, C-USA might be the only game on TV during a weekday in October. Now we just need to come up with a MACtion-like nickname.

But midweek matches are very difficult for fans to attend, especially students and fans who travel long distances. While the MAC gets a lot more television exposure in November, its crowds are generally barren, in part because of the time of the week but also the cold weather. This is the compromise that conferences make when playing games in the middle of the week.

What’s next for C-USA?

The league had 14 schools last year. Three (Miss South, marshal, Old Dominion) left for the Sun Belt earlier this year and six (CharlotteFAU, north texas, Rice, UAB, UTSA) will be leaving for the American Athletic Conference next year. C-USA will add Freedom and New Mexico State from the independent ranks of FBS and Sam Houston and Jacksonville State from the FCS ranks for next season, then add Kennesaw State from FCS in 2024, giving the league 10 members. The five retainers are WKU, Middle Tennessee, UTEP, Louisiana Technology and FRC.

Will it go over 10? Opinions within the league are mixed. Any additions will further dilute media revenue, as no one is expected to add enough value to increase that revenue. Some schools in the discussion are Tarleton State, Eastern Kentucky, and Missouri State, among others.

WKU President and C-USA Board Chairman Tim Caboni said Athleticism last month that the league would be difficult.

“I know there are people who want to be in C-USA,” he said. “There are also schools that we will recruit. So it’s not just an institution’s desire for membership. It’s also about getting out there and making it happen and helping people understand what we’re building. It’s a bit of a different tact for us. I’m proud of it.

Required reading

(Photo courtesy of Conference USA)

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Twitter layoffs begin as Elon Musk seeks to stabilize wobbly tech company https://neman-lida.com/twitter-layoffs-begin-as-elon-musk-seeks-to-stabilize-wobbly-tech-company/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 13:28:17 +0000 https://neman-lida.com/twitter-layoffs-begin-as-elon-musk-seeks-to-stabilize-wobbly-tech-company/ Twitter employees braced for massive job cuts on Friday following Elon Musk’s purchase of the social media platform, which is battling to generate a more robust revenue stream as it tries to diminish a lake of red ink. The job cuts began earlier this week on Twitter, affecting a few employees, according to a federal […]]]>

Twitter employees braced for massive job cuts on Friday following Elon Musk’s purchase of the social media platform, which is battling to generate a more robust revenue stream as it tries to diminish a lake of red ink.

The job cuts began earlier this week on Twitter, affecting a few employees, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed Nov. 3 on behalf of workers at the company.

Twitter’s layoffs could cut a quarter or even half of the social network’s workforce. This could involve laying off potentially 3,700 workers.

San Francisco-based Twitter temporarily closed its offices while the layoff process was underway via email notifications to employees. The headquarters building was quiet, according to an on-site observation by this news agency on Friday.

However, it was unclear whether Musk-led Twitter was following California labor regulations that require employers to notify their workers in advance of widespread job cuts.

As of Friday morning, the state’s Employment Development Department had not received any WARN notifications from Twitter about layoffs at the company, an EDD spokesperson told this news agency.

Employers are required to give 60 days’ notice to employees, as well as state and local authorities, of mass layoffs or plant closures.

The heartbreaking layoffs at Twitter had been anticipated for weeks after it became clear that Musk, the world’s richest person and CEO of electric vehicle maker Tesla, would become Twitter boss.

On Oct. 27, Musk completed a $44 billion acquisition of Twitter through a deal that also deprived the technology company.

Musk faces an uphill battle in his quest to reverse Twitter’s financial woes and bring the company to profitability.

In the 12 months ending June 30, Twitter lost $111.9 million on revenue of $5.23 billion. In 2021, Twitter lost $221.4 million on revenue of $5.08 billion.

“Twitter started the layoffs with a few employees,” the class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court asserted. “For example, on November 1, 2022, Twitter terminated plaintiff Emmanuel Cornet without prior written warning.

The class-action lawsuit also sketched the potential layoffs of other Twitter workers in stark fashion.

“On November 3, 2022, plaintiffs Justine De Caires, Jessica Pan and Grae Kindel were banned from their Twitter accounts, which they understood to report that they were terminated,” the lawsuit states.

Three of the Twitter employees named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit work at Twitter’s offices in San Francisco. One works at a Twitter office in the Boston area, according to the complaint.

“The plaintiffs are very concerned that Twitter will pursue these terminations without providing the required notice,” the litigation said.

Provisions in California’s WARN labor laws could allow Twitter to circumvent the 60-day notice provision and abruptly fire workers. However, workers should still be paid for the 60 days, according to labor law experts.

“Employers can pay severance pay to employees,” Robin McKenzie, a partner at Los Angeles law firm Baker McKenzie, said in a post on a human resources website. “This includes all forms of compensation, including benefits.”

Amid the devastation of layoffs and the prospect of scrutiny by state labor regulators, Twitter executives still face the challenge of the company’s financial weakness.

“Obviously Twitter management was already looking for ways to generate more revenue,” said Tim Bajarin, principal analyst at Creative Strategies, a Campbell-based market researcher. “Musk and his team realize the current business model isn’t working.”

Musk, who describes himself as a “Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator” on his verified Twitter account, tweeted regularly Thursday and Friday, with a four-hour break early Friday morning.

One of Musk’s decisions that has sparked controversy is the tycoon’s decision to charge $8 a month to any account that wants to show a blue “verified” checkmark.

Some posters complained that Musk was using the $8 fee to stifle free speech. Other posters on Twitter responded that using the Twitter platform remains free and that the charges only apply to accounts that wish to view the blue ticks.

The $8 fee has also been a point of contention between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and Musk, who have engaged in a war of words on several occasions this week.

“Lmao at a billionaire’s seriously trying to sell people the idea that ‘free speech’ is actually an $8/month subscription plan,” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez posted on her Twitter account on 2 november.

“Your feedback is appreciated pay $8 now,” Musk replied the same day.

In a recent tweet on Friday morning, Musk complained that advertising on Twitter had recently dropped.

Musk blamed unspecified activists for the revenue slump.

“Twitter has seen a massive drop in revenue, due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, although nothing has changed with content moderation and we’ve done everything we can to appease the activists” , Musk tweeted Friday morning. “Extremely messed up! They are trying to destroy free speech in America.

Some former Twitter employees have taken to social media posts to let people know they were fired and how it happened. Simon Balmain, an individual based in England, said he was made redundant from his position as senior community manager.

“Well, I guess I’m part of the dismissal,” Balmain posted on his LinkedIn account. “I was just remotely logged out of my company laptop and deleted from Twitter Slack.”

Balmain said he started working for Twitter in November 2021 after his former company, England-based Sphere, was acquired by Twitter last year.

“#OneTeam forever,” Balmain posted on his Twitter account. “I loved you all so much. So sad it had to end this way.


Aldo Toledo, a writer for the Bay Area Newsgroup, contributed to this report

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Female athletes now have their own sports network https://neman-lida.com/female-athletes-now-have-their-own-sports-network/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 21:39:27 +0000 https://neman-lida.com/female-athletes-now-have-their-own-sports-network/ Finding women’s sports is about to get easier. The first-ever network to focus on female athletes, the Women’s Sports Network, launched on Wednesday, offering 24/7 streaming of original programming, competitions, documentaries and a daily studio show “Game On”. The Women’s Sports Network is a free, ad-supported network featured on streaming services including Amazon.co.ukit’s Freevee, Fox […]]]>

Finding women’s sports is about to get easier.

The first-ever network to focus on female athletes, the Women’s Sports Network, launched on Wednesday, offering 24/7 streaming of original programming, competitions, documentaries and a daily studio show “Game On”.

The Women’s Sports Network is a free, ad-supported network featured on streaming services including Amazon.co.ukit’s Freevee, Fox Corporation.’s FuboTV and Tubi, as well as smart TVs. The new network comes at a time when investment and viewership for women’s sports is on the rise, yet women receive only a small fraction of the media coverage.

“This is an important step toward closing the media coverage gap for female athletes, for women’s sports,” said Angela Ruggiero, CEO and co-founder of Sports Innovation Lab and four-time ice hockey Olympian, who makes part of the advisory board of the new network.

The network was first announced in February by Los Angeles-based Fast Studios.

The Women’s Sports Network has partnerships with the Women’s National Basketball Association, Women’s Football Alliance, Ladies Professional Golf Association, US Ski and Snowboard, Sports Innovation Lab, and the World Surf League, among others. It plans to broadcast matches starting in January.

Fast Studios was founded in 2020 by longtime advertising executive Stuart McLean and focuses on ad-supported streaming TV services. Fast Studios has also launched streaming networks focused on auto racing and Spartan obstacle course competitions.

Last year saw a steady increase in viewership for women’s sports. The WNBA playoffs saw a 22% increase in viewership year over year. Female athletes at the collegiate level are also proving to be winners in the NIL era, enter into agreements with brands such as Nike now that college athletes can be paid for their name, image and likeness.

Yet women’s sports only receive 5% of media coverage, according to a recent study by the University of Southern California and Purdue University.

“The Women’s Sports Network is exactly what athletes, fans and sponsors have been asking for,” Mollie Marcoux Samaan, Commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, said in a statement announcing the launch of the network.

According a study conducted by the National Research Group and Ampere Analysis, 39% of Gen Zers are watching more women’s sports than a year ago, along with 29% of millennials. But the study found that the hurdles remain high: 79% of sports fans in the United States still say they don’t actively follow women’s sports. Meanwhile, 74% of fans cannot name a single corporate sponsor of a major women’s league.

“There’s a pent-up demand for women’s sports, but women’s sports are generally underinvested, undersupported, undervalued because the underlying ecosystem hasn’t really been built,” Ruggiero said. “We don’t have enough female writers. We don’t have enough female broadcasters. We don’t have enough female producers. The media ecosystem is still quite male-dominated and women don’t get the ratings,” Ruggiero added.

Traditional networks have made little effort to promote women’s sports, with the National Research Group and Ampere Analysis finding that US broadcast networks spend 0.2% of media rights budgets on women-only sporting events (at exclusion of events with men’s and women’s sports such as the Olympics).

“Every men’s league has seen decades of progress over traditional women’s leagues,” Ruggiero said. “These women’s sports properties are still pretty early in their lifecycle, and anything early in its lifecycle needs more investment to build the brand, grow awareness, grow audience, build platform. And that’s on the business side, not just the performance side,” she said.

The network’s studio show, “Game On,” is hosted by former Harlem Globetrotter and social influencer Crissa Jackson, sports journalist Taylor Felix, sports influencer and former college basketball player Jenna Bandy, and sports journalist and producer Jess Lucero.

— CNBC’s Jessica Golden contributed to this report.

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Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus: How to limit big spending on streaming services https://neman-lida.com/netflix-hbo-max-disney-plus-how-to-limit-big-spending-on-streaming-services/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 22:00:02 +0000 https://neman-lida.com/netflix-hbo-max-disney-plus-how-to-limit-big-spending-on-streaming-services/ This year has brought us dozens of great TV shows and movies to stream – like Dragon House, Stranger Things 4, She-Hulk and Prey – and corresponding price changes. At this point, your subscriptions to netflix, HuluDisney+, HBO Max and others can charge you upwards of $50 per month. We want to show you a […]]]>

This year has brought us dozens of great TV shows and movies to stream – like Dragon House, Stranger Things 4, She-Hulk and Prey – and corresponding price changes. At this point, your subscriptions to netflix, HuluDisney+, HBO Max and others can charge you upwards of $50 per month. We want to show you a trick that can help you save money on all your streaming services .

Think of it this way: you have a bunch of active streaming subscriptions, you watch everything until your favorite show ends its season, then look for the next thing to stream. But is it worth keeping multiple accounts if you don’t look at anything on them? I do not think so.

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Read more: Best Live TV Streaming Service for Cord Cutting in 2022

Rotate your streaming services

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Saying goodbye to cable for good and switching to streaming is a financial investment for cord cutters. Because you can sign up for monthly plans, it’s easy to hop on a streaming service and jump when prices rise or content dries up. But according to Deloitte Media Trends Report 2022, the main reasons people cancel their streaming subscriptions are cost and lack of fresh content. Media companies call this behavior “churn.” We call this the rotation method.

The incentive? You save your coins and avoid content droughts. Let’s say a popular title like The White Lotus, Willow, or Dancing with the Stars is about to air on a service. Find the total number of episodes and wait for them all to be available at the same time on a platform. You cancel HBO Max, Disney Plus, or another service and then, once all the episodes are available, you resubscribe to catch up. Alternatively, you can start airing a show mid-season to cut costs. My monthly guide to which streaming services to cancel can help you follow.

The wrong side? You won’t have immediate access to all the shows you want to watch and will have to wait for the full season to air. And since many streaming services release new episodes every week, you might not catch up with your friends at the same time. If you’re someone who prefers to watch episodes immediately when they drop, you may decide it’s worth having multiple subscriptions at once. If you have patience, however, you can save some money.

The strategy can also work if you have a live tv streaming service watch a particular sport. Once the season is over, cancel the service or switch to a cheaper platform with fewer channels like TV Sling.

Read more: Best streaming device for 2022: Our picks from Roku, Google, Fire TV and Apple

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Why pay three months of Disney Plus to watch Willow when you can binge on all eight episodes in January for the price of one month?

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Tip #1: Cancel your subscription before you get charged

Set calendar reminders for your billing cycle and upcoming TV show or movie release dates. Give yourself enough notice to start or end a subscription. Apps like JustWatch, V Time and Hobi help you track when and where TV shows and movies appear on a streaming service. And JustWatch recently added a tracker specifically for sports.

Tip #2: Sign up for streaming service offers

Look for streaming discounts services. For example, Walmart Plus members can get Paramount Plus for free. You can also take advantage of the Disney Bundle, which provides access to Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus in one package at a discounted price. And eligible Hulu subscribers can add Disney Plus for $3. Finally, be sure to check with your mobile carrier to see which ones offer free streaming subscriptions.

Read more: Best streaming service deals from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile

Tip #3: Choose one or two default streaming services

Subscribe to one or two essential services for the year and select only one or two additional options according to your monthly budget. Rotate the bonus service(s) depending on what you want to watch, ensuring you don’t miss your favorite shows while staying within your monthly spending cap.

Tip #4: Stick to monthly billing

Avoid annual subscriptions and pay attention to your auto-renewal payment dates. Your billing cycle can help you determine the best time to exit a service, even if you only signed up for a free trial.

Tip #5: Don’t Cancel Your Subscription, Pause It

Hulu lets you suspend your subscription up to 12 weeks, and Sling has a similar option with stipulations. Check with your streaming provider if you can take a temporary break without canceling.

Try it, and if you don’t like it, you can always subscribe again. For more great tips on streaming TV, check out this guide to Netflix’s Hidden Tricks and our Cost Breakdown on Cable vs. Streaming.

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Universal Music’s third-quarter earnings beat expectations, streaming growth slows https://neman-lida.com/universal-musics-third-quarter-earnings-beat-expectations-streaming-growth-slows/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 20:31:00 +0000 https://neman-lida.com/universal-musics-third-quarter-earnings-beat-expectations-streaming-growth-slows/ AMSTERDAM, October 27 (Reuters) – Universal Music Group NV (UMG) (UMG.AS)the biggest record label on Thursday reported better-than-expected third-quarter core earnings due to a legal settlement, though streaming revenue growth slowed. The company said top sellers in the quarter included Korean pop group BTS, BLACKPINK, Ado, INI and Morgan Wallen. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, […]]]>

AMSTERDAM, October 27 (Reuters) – Universal Music Group NV (UMG) (UMG.AS)the biggest record label on Thursday reported better-than-expected third-quarter core earnings due to a legal settlement, though streaming revenue growth slowed.

The company said top sellers in the quarter included Korean pop group BTS, BLACKPINK, Ado, INI and Morgan Wallen.

Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were €539 million ($538 million), compared to €426 million in the third quarter of 2021.

Analysts had expected EBITDA of 524 million euros, according to data from Refinitiv.

Revenue rose 13.3% to 2.66 billion euros, with streaming and subscription revenue up 7.7%. Revenue included a €71 million benefit from the settlement of a copyright infringement lawsuit, which also impacted EBITDA.

“While still healthy, the slowdown in revenue growth from the first half of this year was largely timing-related,” chief financial officer Boyd Muir said in a post-earnings call.

He noted that the third quarter of 2021 had “included new releases from Billy Eilish and Drake, as well as a significant carryover from Olivia Rodrigo.”

Ad-supported streaming revenue slowed “in line with global advertising trends, which continue to impact this part of our business,” he said.

UMG, which competes with Warner Music Group (WMG.O) and Sony, comes from the French Vivendi (VIV.PA) in 2021.

Shares closed down around 1% at 20.78 euros in Amsterdam, after jumping more than 10% earlier this week following news that Apple had raised prices for its Apple Music streaming service.

Universal, whose artists include Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, receives a share of the royalties when their music is released on Apple Music or other streaming platforms like Spotify.

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Reporting by Toby Sterling; edited by David Evans, Bernadette Baum and Jonathan Oatis

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What streaming outfits can take advantage of rapid growth? https://neman-lida.com/what-streaming-outfits-can-take-advantage-of-rapid-growth/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 15:11:16 +0000 https://neman-lida.com/what-streaming-outfits-can-take-advantage-of-rapid-growth/ According to Statista, more than 3 billion people worldwide watched or downloaded videos at least once a month in 2020, and that figure is expected to rise to 3.5 billion by 2025. A number of companies are looking to pull take advantage of this huge opportunity. This article addresses the issue with reference to Netflix […]]]>

According to Statista, more than 3 billion people worldwide watched or downloaded videos at least once a month in 2020, and that figure is expected to rise to 3.5 billion by 2025. A number of companies are looking to pull take advantage of this huge opportunity. This article addresses the issue with reference to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU) (OTCQB: QYOUF).

QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU) (OTCQB: QYOUF) operates as a media company. The company produces and distributes content created by social media influencers, artists and digital content creators across television networks, satellite TV, over-the-top media and mobile platforms.

QYOU Media also manages influencer marketing campaigns for major movie studios and major household brands.

The company primarily operates in India, where it aims to take advantage of the growing adoption of smartphone and smart TV technology. The company has launched five entertainment channels aimed at India’s young population through its The Q India brand. These include its flagship channel, The Q, which was the fastest growing channel in the whole country last year.

Viewers can watch these channels on a number of platforms, including QYOU Media’s free advertising. QPLAY app, which allows users to tune into the company’s five different TV channels via smartphones or smart TVs.

Today, the company is also expanding beyond video streaming, having acquired majority stake in mobile game specialists Maxamtech Digital Ventures. With KPMG estimating that more than 420 million Indians are online gamers, the company hopes the move will spur growth.

QYOU Media’s Indian offering is growing alongside its revenue. His most recent income updatewhich covered the three months ended June 30, 2022, saw the company generate record quarterly revenue of C$6.9 million, representing 163% year-over-year growth .

Adjusted EBITDA loss also improved over the period, with a 33% reduction in loss. Net loss rose 7%, but the company attributed this to the launch of new channels and programs as the company rapidly expands its entertainment footprint.

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) operates as a subscription streaming service and production company. The company offers a wide variety of TV shows, movies, anime, and documentaries on internet-connected devices. It serves customers all over the world.

Netflix is ​​a company synonymous with streaming, having revolutionized the way consumers consume entertainment at home.

Company’s Newest quarterly income showed something of a return to form, however, with paying subscribers rising to around 2.4 million after two consecutive quarterly declines.

Even so, the company appears to have been spooked by the decline, and the rate of growth seen in the last quarter is still much slower than Netflix got used to. This difficulty led the company to move towards a sort of ad-supported offers, while also seeking to prevent users from sharing their password.

These moves will strengthen existing revenue streams and add new ones as the company faces increasing competitive pressure. New subscribers could be lured to the service by an upcoming cheaper price of $7 per month offerwhich includes approximately five minutes of advertising per hour of programming.

However, the success of this significant change in the business model remains to be determined.

Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) operates as an entertainment and media company. The Company’s segments include Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive Media. The company serves customers worldwide.

Another major player in the streaming landscape, with its Disney+ offer reaching 221 million subscribers in its latest edition quarterly results to make Walt Disney Co the biggest streamer in the world.

The huge growth of its streaming service propelled significant revenue growth for Walt Disney Co, with an impressive 26% increase in revenue from the same quarter 12 months prior.

However, analysts have warned that the service could lose up to 20 million subscribers in South Asia after failing to secure Indian Cricket Premier League rights.

Vivek Couto, Executive Director of Media Partners Asia, said Bloomberg: “IPL boosts customer acquisition. It is seen as entertainment and not just a sport by Indian households – women and men.

This may be part of the reason for Walt Disney Co’s decision to follow some of its competitors in creating a ad-supported subscription offer, while raising the price for viewers who want to enjoy Disney+ ad-free.

Jeff Bezos’ Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an online retailer that offers a wide range of products. The Company’s products include books, music, computers, electronics and many other products.

The company offers personalized shopping services, web-based credit card payment and direct delivery to customers. It also operates a cloud platform offering services globally.

Having made a name for itself in the e-commerce world, Amazon has entered the video streaming fray since 2006. The service has grown significantly, with its popularity bolstered by the fact that the subscription includes e-commerce delivery options faster, as well as electronic books. , music and grocery services.

But the company’s streaming service appears to be building its own successful niche within that line of services, with Prime Video shows earning 30 Emmy nominations last year. full term.

More recently, Amazon made entertainment headlines with its the Lord of the Rings prequel show power rings. The fantasy series, which was promoted by a huge deluge of marketing, reportedly cost up to $1 billion produce.

Millions of people first listened to the broadcast, but reaction audience ratings have been mixed, with some critics comparing the show unfavorably to Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of Tolkien’s world of Middle-earth or his fantasy television peers Dragon House.

This could indicate that the show may not be driving subscriber growth as much as Amazon had hoped.

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