Will this become the Netflix of sports?
J Thoendell stashed this in Film
Sports media company Perform Group is taking steps to launch a livestreaming sports service, saying it is positioning itself to become the "Netflix of sports."
The yet-to-be named subscription product, which will launch in 2016, is an over-the-top service that will allow users in Germany, Japan, Switzerland and Austria to livestream sports games and original content from teams around the world for about $10 a month.
"The focus is on making it very simple for users to subscribe and watch, independent of the time of day," said CEO Juan Delgado.
Perform Group has already secured rights from major international soccer leagues including La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1, as well as the NFL. It will also produce in-studio shows hosted by former sports stars. Delgado said it assured minimum revenue guarantees to rights holders and will split revenue based on usage after minimum commitments are met to cover overhead costs on technology and marketing.
Sounds divine. I would love a Netflix of sports!
Sign me up!
You and me both!
I'll bring the cheese dip and the blankies, you bring the chips and socks!
It's a plan!