Newsletter 16th of November
16 November 2022
The main topics this week:
- 2022 FIFA World Cup starts this Sunday
- Netflix announces first live streamed show and explores investing in sports
The 2022 FIFA World Cup starts this Sunday
One of the world’s largest sports events, the FIFA World Cup, starts this Sunday 20th of November. Denmark is the only Nordic country that has qualified for this year’s tournament, which is hosted in Qatar. In Sweden, the broadcasting rights to the tournament is split between SVT and TV4/C More. NRK and TV 2 share the broadcasting in Norway, Yle and MTV in Finland, and in Denmark the tournament can be watched on DR and TV2.
Mediavision’s Sports Analysis 2022 shows that football generates the highest viewing interest and that FIFA World Cup is the tournament with the highest viewing interest among 15-74-year-olds in the Nordics. The second most popular tournament is also football, UEFA Euro. The two football tournaments have significantly higher expressed interest in the Nordics than any other tournament.
Ahead of the tournament, Netflix has released a documentary series called FIFA Uncovered. The decision to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a controversial one and has been met with criticism. The series explores this decision and the allegations of corruption against the football governing body, FIFA. The documentary is split into four episodes and is now streaming on Netflix.
This analysis provides in-depth understanding of the entire audio market – including audiobooks, music, podcasts, and radio. The analysis focuses on the digital transformation of both listening and consumer payments, on both aggregated and actor specific levels.
Netflix announces first live streamed show and explores investing in live sports
Netflix has announced its first ever live streamed event. The event is a comedy special by comedian Chris Rock and is set to stream in early 2023. This will be Chris Rock’s second Netflix stand-up special. His first, Tamborine, debuted in February 2018.
Another streaming service which recently started with live streaming events is Disney Plus. Earlier this fall, the 31st season of the entertainment show Dancing with the Stars debuted live on Disney Plus. With Netflix now also entering the live streaming scene, it will be interesting to see if these events will become a recurring event for the streaming services.
On the topic of live streaming events, Netflix is also exploring investments in streaming rights for sports. The streaming giant reportedly made a bid for the streaming rights to ATP tennis tour for a number of European countries, including France and the UK, but eventually dropped out of the bidding. The company has also reportedly discussed bidding for other events, including the UK rights to the Women’s Tennis Association competitions, cycling competitions and the World Surf League.
Some competitors of Netflix are already invested in live sports. Earlier this year, Apple TV announced a partnership to stream every Major League Soccer game for the next decade. Apple also shows two exclusive games of the Major League Baseball on Fridays and Amazon shows exclusive National Football League games on Thursday nights, to name some of the sports investments among the streaming platforms.
Mediavision in the News
Storytel ökade streamingintäkterna med 27 procent – vände till vinst – Breakit
Amazon utmanar med sex svenska tv-titlar – Dagens industri
Saucedo programleder ”Ägd av Danny” när Amazon satsar på reality – SVT
Analytikern om premium-sporten: ”A-rättigheterna är hårdast inlåsta och där går intresset ner över tid” – Journalisten
Marie Nilsson: ”Vassaste vapnen i innehållskriget” – Dagens Media
Efter besluten – det här väntar i Netflix framtid – Expressen
Svenskarnas mediekonsumtion fortsätter öka – Svensk Bokhandel
TV-dagen: 17 November 2022, Stockholm, Sweden **
Filmfestival: 27-05 January/February 2022, Göteborg, Sweden
Media Summit: 15 March 2023, Stockholm, Sweden **
Radiodays Europe: 26-28 March 2023, Prauge, Czech Republic
* Mediavision will attend
** Mediavision will present