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Digital Delivery is dramatically altering the Sports business, by changing the relationship between sporting bodies, their fans, and those who promote and 'deliver' the sport to fans. In particular, distribution of sporting content over digital TV channels and the internet is enabling: Sporting bodies to build communities among and between fans and their clubs and teams; Major clubs and federations to retain rights control; New entrants(such as telecoms companies)to gain control of distribution and associated revenues; An increase in sports viewing overall; A significant increase in audiences for minority and niche sports; Dominant sports, clubs and broadcasters to strengthen their positions

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Disney's partnership with Hulu will change the rules in online video distribution

Disney's investment and joint-venture partnership with ad-supported streaming video site Hulu, will seriously impact existing players like Google's YouTube and Apple's iTunes service. More »

02 May 2009

Amazon launches Content Delivery Network

It was only a matter of time before Amazon added content delivery to its range of web services, which include the S3 storage service and EC2 on-demand computing. Amazon has just announced its intention to offer a content delivery service that could transform the industry and pose a serious... More »

18 September 2008

Walt Disney increases its strategic stake in Indian UTV

The Walt Disney Company's Asian subsidiary The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte. Ltd. has increased its strategic investment in UTV, India's only integrated media and entertainment company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres. With this investment, Disney will be... More »

11 June 2008

CBS buys CNet for $1.8bn

CBS, the US broadcast network, is paying $1.8bn in cash to acquire CNET Networks, a technology and entertainment website operator. CNET was one of the last of the major independent internet content providers, and the sale price left some experts questioning whether CBS is overpaying to make up... More »

16 May 2008

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