ANALYTICS - SHAPING THE SPORTS INDUSTRY

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This whitepaper aims at showing the impact Analytics has on the Sports Industry and how the correct implementation of analytics can reap immediate benefits for the industry. The sports industry is now being known as the Sports Entertainment Industry where apart from the onfield entertainment and drama, the business side has taken a long hop. Customer satisfaction and digitalization have also become buzz words.

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MAVTV Motorsports Network

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network is the only cable television network in the U.S. dedicated solely to motorsports. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive and prestigious events. MAVTV goes beyond the national mainstream events to include a multitude of grassroots racing from across the globe: drag racing, motocross racing, sprint boats, rally racing, sprint car racing, off-road truck racing, pro pulling, drifting, drag boats, ice racing and everything in between.

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VIRTUALIZATION

The rediscovered power of time-seasoned brand equity

Article | June 4, 2021

Discovery CEO David Zaslav has proposed that the new combined Discovery / Warner Media entity will be known as Warner Bros. Discovery. This is a recognition that leveraging brand equity will be crucial for the new-combined entity to successfully compete in the increasingly crowded direct-to-consumer (D2C) video streaming landscape. Zaslav is successfully absorbing a key lesson from Disney+’s meteoric rise to 103.6 million subscribers in less than two years since its launch: leverage deep consumer brand equity for D2C success.

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MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

Games video creators can help attract new audiences to esports, if rights holders empower them to

Article | June 14, 2021

Those who have been following MIDiA’s games coverage for a while will have seen our posts about the growth problem of esports and suggestions around putting focus on the entertainment angle, rather than just on the sports angle, in order to most effectively capitalise on the opportunity. We have known for a while that esports viewers are only a subset of the broader games-related video viewing audience.We also know that esports audiences enjoy live entertainment in general, more so than many other entertainment consumer segments. MIDiA’s Q1 2021 consumer survey enabled us to dive deeper into how this opportunity can be approached. As a part of our upcoming Esports Viewer Dossier 2021 update, we have looked at the esports viewers, in comparison to consumers who say they watch games-related videos but not esports. The former represents the current state of play, while the latter represents esports’ potential audience growth opportunity.

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MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

UGC vs. Premium: Is the video valuation bubble big enough to burst?

Article | May 21, 2021

The market disconnect between the proliferation of independent content creators and the consolidation of brand IP into the hands of ever-fewer major players is growing increasingly stark. On the one hand, independent artists are the fastest-growing sector of the music market. User-generated content (UGC) has proved a huge success during lockdown for the likes of TikTok and Roblox. The traditional brand celebrity spokesperson has ceded ground to the influencer, and even they to the micro-influencer. Content proliferation has driven increasingly niche content to niche audiences, finding smaller fan bases to resonate with instead of attempting the now nigh-impossible cut-through to mainstream popularity. This is the paradox of small: the long tail accounts for a growing share of content consumption, but the fractional economics of on-demand environments means that those in the long tail earn too little to be economically sustainable. Access to the means of distribution may have been democratised, but access to meaningful rights income has not.

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Spotlight

MAVTV Motorsports Network

Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network is the only cable television network in the U.S. dedicated solely to motorsports. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive and prestigious events. MAVTV goes beyond the national mainstream events to include a multitude of grassroots racing from across the globe: drag racing, motocross racing, sprint boats, rally racing, sprint car racing, off-road truck racing, pro pulling, drifting, drag boats, ice racing and everything in between.

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