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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Creating Spotify for sports to counter piracy

Research from Parks Associates estimates that the cost of video piracy this year alone for pay-TV and OTT providers will be $9.1 billion in lost revenue.

By 2024, that number will rise to $12.5 billion, representing a 38% growth rate.

Nagra vice president of anti-piracy Jean-Philippe Plantevin said: “We know we want to fight piracy at industry level, especially important for the sports industry to copy what the studios have done.”

From the article "Creating Spotify f ...read more

Friday, August 18, 2017

Network negotiations: combining content and attracting consumers

In a statement, Discovery revealed its content pipeline will be fuelled by the Scripps acquisition to grow in areas including Discovery’s Home and Health network in Latin America.

Analyst and Senior Director of Research at Parks Associates Brett Sappington pointed to the rising cost of content. He also said that advertising revenues would strengthen and that combining channels would create opportunities for new services.

He said: “The Discovery and Scripps merger is a di ...read more

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