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The $1bn deal between Matchroom Sport and DAZN has sent shockwaves through boxing and threatens to undermine the pay-per-view model that has been so successful in the sport. Richard Clarke looks at the deal and the sport’s emerging presence on YouTube.

Perform has become a leader in the sports media and digital content sector over the last 10 years thanks to successful partnerships with organisations that share its vision and innovative approach. Here, some of Perform’s most celebrated clients from across the industry discuss the secrets of its success.

Change is coming to Western Europe’s pay-television market, with the big OTT players getting a foothold and set to change the balance of power. As established media groups respond through mergers, acquisitions and alliances, as well as their own OTT offerings, Frank Dunne looks at what it all means for the value of sports-media rights.

Robin Jellis asked Simon Denyer, CEO of the Perform Group, about his plans to turn the digital media company into the ‘Netflix of sport’.

The fourth edition of this report from SportBusiness, PERFORM and KantarSport is packed full of statistics and data on how fans are consuming sports media in 16 markets around the world. The report continues to cover a wide range of media, devices and sports content formats in an attempt to fully understand what, where, who and how sports fans are consuming sports media.

 

Digital sports content and media group Perform has entered into a partnership with real-time betting markets specialist TXODDS focused on sports integrity.

Oli Slipper, co-founder of digital sports media group Perform, has been revealed as an investor in the World Street Soccer Championships organisation.

Sports data provider Opta has agreed a data partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC), while rival firm Sportradar has struck a similar deal with the South African Rugby Union (SARU).

Digital sports content and media supplier Perform has agreed a partnership with Fifa subsidiary Early Warning System (EWS) with the goal of enhancing the integrity of football events.

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Oli Slipper stepped down as joint-CEO of Perform at the end of January, having played an integral role building the digital sports business that now boasts 1,500 employees in 26 countries. He told Matt Cutler why he has taken the decision, how he helped mastermind Perform’s growth, and the details of his new start-up venture.

This third annual survey of global sports media consumption by Perform, KantarSport and TV Sports Markets takes our research wider and deeper than before. Wider, because the number of territories covered has increased from 10 to 14, with the inclusion this year of important growth markets such as India, Indonesia, Japan and Turkey. Deeper, because we have asked questions designed to burrow down into new areas, such as consumers’ second-screen activities, that have not been properly examined until now.

This second annual survey of global sports media consumption by Perform, KantarSport and TV Sports Markets confirms many of the trends highlighted in the first report in 2011 and brings into even sharper focus some of the changes in consumer habits that anybody working in the sports media industry needs to be attuned to.

Elisha Chauhan looks at start-up Q App, founded by the former head of strategy at PERFORM, and promising to completely eradicate queuing for food and beverages at sports events.

Matt Cutler looks at the main issues it covers and speaks to Andrew Ashenden, Commercial Director for betting at digital sports specialists PERFORM, about opportunities in the sector.

Matt Cutler speaks to Andrew Ashenden, Commercial Director for betting at digital sports specialists PERFORM, about opportunities in the sector.

Do live online sports broadcasts now pose a threat to market-leading sports broadcasters? Kevin McCullagh put the question to Perform‘s Oliver Slipper.