This week it's Episode 12 of The Wormcast and my gues is sports media strategist and consultant Pat Crakes of Crakes Media. Pat spent 20 years at FOX Sports in their programming department and rose to SVP of Programming, Research & Content Strategy. Currently Pat advises investors on sports media properties around the world.
Topics discussed: Have too many Tier 1 sports events over the last two months hurt television viewership and ratings? 5:00 The issues with sports on streaming platforms 9:00 Linear tv, pay tv and streamming and the economics behind it 15:00 Who will be the winners in the sports streamming wars 24:00 Expanded MLB Playoffs? 25:45 NFL Media deals when will they be made, what about the big digital players? 29:40 Will ABC get an NFL package? 30:55 The future of NFL Sunday Ticket 36:50 What are Pat's clients looking for in their investments 40:00 What are SPACs and why do they keep popping up for sports media investment? 42:55 The saturation of sports betting sites? Will there be consolidation? 46:25 Big prediction for the sports media world for the end of 2020, early 2021. Enjoy! Links mentioned in this episode:
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