Sports

Those waiting for a bid from Amazon are going to hear crickets: The digital giant won’t pay up to $7.7 billion to win streaming rights for Indian Premier League cricket matches.

YouTube’s MLB deal is a reminder of its streaming power: A whirlwind of streaming news has mostly left YouTube out of the picture, but its dominance can’t be ignored.

On today's episode, we explore the "madness" surrounding the NCAA tournament each year, customers' reception of QR codes, soccer's rise in popularity in the US, discounts on Amazon Alexa, gaming subscriptions on the horizon, rules around how soccer players can celebrate during games, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Ross Benes and Dave Frankland and director of reports editing Rahul Chadha.

Eligible Capital One cardholders can redeem rewards for MLB tickets and can also get exclusive tickets for events like the World Series.

Learn what the holy grail of connected TV (CTV) might be. "In Other News," we discuss which Nielsen ratings alternatives are leading the pack and what the biggest viewership challenge for baseball is. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Paul Verna.

There will be 19.0 million online sports bettors in the US this year. That's 7.9% of adult US internet users and a 31.0% increase over 2021.

On today's episode, we discuss takeaways from the 2022 Winter Olympics, video length, impulse buys declining, whether the streaming wars can be won, delivery culture, an unpopular opinion about cart abandonment, where escalators came from, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Suzy Davidkhanian, Dave Frankland, and Paul Verna.

NBCU is softening the Olympics’ ratings blow by touting iSpot partnership: Predicting a low turnout, the broadcaster went all-in on flexing new tools to advertisers.

Super Bowl LVI was a testing ground for post-pandemic norms: New measurements, brand partners, and languages made this year’s event crucial for advertisers.

Disney pivots to a streaming-first strategy: Strong subscriber growth and theme park revenues helped the entertainment company overcome higher expenses and flatlining revenues from linear television.

This weekend’s Super Bowl sees legacy brands return and new players emerge: High consumer spending and TV ratings have both old favorites and new industries buying ad spots.

On today's episode, we discuss what the next big augmented reality (AR) experience might be, the Trojan horse of self-service retail, whether podcasting has a "hit" problem, the NFL's 2021 regular season ratings, a possible delivery drone milestone, an unpopular opinion about consumer choice, robot referees, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Oscar Orozco, Peter Vahle, and Blake Droesch.

Long-time Olympics advertisers face controversy, waning viewership: Brands sponsoring the event are staying hushed to avoid upsetting domestic and international consumers.

On today's episode, we discuss the fallout from Netflix's Q4 earnings and what the immediate future looks like for the streaming giant. We then talk about what to expect from NBC's overlapping broadcasts of this year's Super Bowl LVI and Beijing Winter Olympics, along with what to make of streaming players focusing their attention on kids' shows. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna.

On today's episode, we discuss how networks and distributors' continuing fight over retransmission fees will affect consumers and what an increasingly crowded streaming market will look like. We then talk about just how big in media Apple wants to be and the relationship live sports have with linear TV and streaming. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Ross Benes.

Among US gamers, Facebook Gaming is the most popular destination for viewing live gameplay, with 42% watching esports and other gaming livestreams on the platform.

Google’s paid search ads have gotten pricier in the US, with costs per click (CPCs) rising across retail product categories in Q3 2021.

On today's episode, we discuss how the travel industry is recovering and how the typical traveler has changed. We then talk about the state of the NFL's ratings, how much alternate telecasts can help, and the promise of sports betting. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer associate forecasting analyst Zach Goldner and director of forecasting at Insider Intelligence Oscar Orozco.

On today's episode, we discuss whether TV can produce an event that gathers a mass audience without relying on sports or news, why Warby Parker is eyeing brick and mortar, why advertising's future is in 3D, how folks find things to stream, what to make of TikTok's 1 billion users milestone, the new corporate dress code and greeting etiquette, where the football huddle came from, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts Suzy Davidkhanian and Paul Verna and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

Among US retail categories, apparel and accessories has the biggest social media footprint, accounting for 53.3% of all posts and reactions to content, like comments and shares, across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in July 2021.