Renegotiating the Dodgers’ TV deal: How Spectrum can reach more viewers and make more...

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Ironically, or maybe un-ironically, Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable, now owned by Charter Communications), is the Los Angeles Dodgers’ exclusive game content distributor via Sports Net LA. Spectrum finds itself in...
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Economies of Scope in Entertainment, Media, and Sports

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First, a quick economics lesson.  Economies of scope refers to when businesses implement a strategy of diversification of services, assets, or products offered through entry and growth...

Will Anyone Catch Netflix?

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Netflix-Paramount.  Apple-A24. Amazon-NFL.  AT&T-Time Warner.  NBCUniversal-Comcast-Sky.  Disney-21st Century FOX.  Nexstar-Tribune.  All of these deals were done for one purpose: to compete with the competition. The deals...

Professional Sports Leagues Content Distribution Models: Local vs. Regional vs. National

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Why does the National Football League use a national television distribution model?  Why does Major League Baseball mostly use a local and regional television distribution model...

Tech, Data, and You

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Data and analytics pervades nearly aspect of our lives, especially in sports and media and more often now in entertainment.  The NHL now has smart pucks that...
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The Privatization of Sports

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At first glance, one might be thinking, but sports are already private endeavors.  Furthermore, privatization normally means moving a business or industry from being...
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What does NIL mean for agents, attorneys, and colleges?

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In the state-led and NCAA-sanctioned move to have athletes in college and now potentially high school athletes (pursuant to state law and local conference...

An Apple a Day Keeps the Competitors Away

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Have you ever noticed that the Apple logo looks like the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the...
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Hollywood Alliances in Platform Content Distribution

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There was a time when four major broadcast channels dominated television.  The channel offering expanded over time and eventually consumers could choose from thousands...

Sports Real Estate: It’s all in the Development

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There was a time when professional sports franchises shared baseball and football fields in one stadium, not built as a true home to either...