Hey Sports Tech Fans,
A few updates from previous stories that I covered on here:
The Premier League scrapped its Pay Per View offering. For the first 9 games there was an average of 39,000 buys generating £5.24 million.
Only two games sold more than 70,000, while three games sold less than 10,000.
With the extension of lockdown in the UK it is a smart move to reverse the decision.
But I have a feeling if buys were significantly higher, it would have been a very hard decision from a financial point of view as the Premier League and clubs look to recoup money lost from ticket sales due to Covid.
Twitch is still banning people due to DMCA copyright claims of streamers using licensed music in live streams, clips of streams or in video on demand versions of the stream.
The record industry are using Shazam like technology to crawl through live and video content.
The main strategy for Twitch streamers is to delete their content to avoid any repercussions but some clever people have found publicly accessible copies of those videos in the cloud, even after they have been deleted from a users profile.
Twitch needs to provide streamers the tools they need to stay compliant, otherwise streamers will start to feel very uncomfortable with the situations.
In other news there are a number of interesting deals in the past week.
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have purchased Wrexham football club with a behind the scenes documentary part of the plan to generate revenue and profile for the club. With two such high profile actors involved its easy to see Netflix, Amazon or a traditional broadcaster willing to purchase the rights.
Jay Z and Novak Djokovic have invested in connected fitness startup CLMBR. With the success of Peloton and Mirror in the past couple of years it’s easy to see why they were interested in such a deal. The fitness equipment is a cardio focused device that replicates climbing.
Have a great sporting weekend.