Month: January 2021

San Francisco 49ers Increase Stake in Leeds United to 37%

The San Francisco 49ers ownership group increased its stake in Leeds United Football Club, becoming the latest American investors to double down on European soccer. 49ers Enterprises originally purchased a […]

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Sports Illustrated Poised To Build Paywall For Readers

Sports Illustrated is poised to institute a metered paywall around its “premium content” starting Feb. 2, sources told Front Office Sports.

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Monetizing Live Video at Scale in 2021

(Brightcove is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) In the United States, there are roughly 180 million users of OTT streaming services. For reference, OTT services are defined as […]

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Kevin Durant and Chris Paul Invest in Financial Literacy App

Kevin Durant and Chris Paul are sweeping the financial literacy space. Goalsetter, a fintech startup that aims to put kids and teenagers “on the path to financial freedom,” raised $3.9 […]

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WWE Lands On Peacock in 5-Year, $1 Billion Deal

Peacock is spreading its wings. NBCUniversal’s fledgling streaming service struck a deal for exclusive rights to World Wrestling Entertainment content. The five-year deal is valued at more than $1 billion, […]

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Dan Le Batard, John Skipper Seek $10-15M For New Venture

John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are seeking $10-$15 million in initial financing for their new sports content venture Meadowlark Media.  “Skipper would rather have 10 investors chipping in a […]

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Country Music Label Forms NASCAR Team

Entertainment and sports moguls are flocking to NASCAR. Earlier this month, Grammy-winning artist Pitbull announced that he was joining Trackhouse Racing Team as a co-owner alongside former driver Justin Marks. […]

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Chiefs-Bucs Super Bowl is Good For Business

The money always flows for Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Super Bowl 55 is just a bonus. If he can win his seventh ring, 43-year-old Brady will reportedly double the […]

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Sportsbooks Win Big On Poirier's UFC 257 Upset

Sportsbooks won big on Dustin Poirier’s Saturday night upset by second-round TKO.  Conor McGregor was a consensus favorite heading into the UFC 257 main event. As the majority of money […]

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NBA Ratings Up Following Poor TV Performance During Bubble Season

After suffering a highly publicized decline in ratings during last season’s bubble games, the NBA is on the path to recovery.  NBA viewership across TNT, ESPN and ABC through MLK […]

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