To find out fans’ comfortability in returning to stadiums based on the upcoming NFL and NBA seasons, Nielsen Sports conducted a Fan Insights survey with U.S. sports fans about their willingness to attend sporting events.
In July, broadcast recaptured television viewers, growing a percentage point thanks to high-profile sporting events coupled with the opening weekend of the Olympics.
A well-executed barbell strategy maximizes reach through consumer choice; viewers who prefer to stream will stream and those who prefer to watch on TV, whether live or time shifted, will do so.
After 50 years of female athletes pushing for more opportunity, the Olympic games are the biggest platform for gender equality in global sports, and the audiences are just as even.
The Olympics features men and women competing in the same events for medals of equal importance. And broadcasters and sponsors don’t differentiate.
In addition to being extremely engaged with sports content, sports fans are passionate about social causes, with animal welfare and equal opportunity slotting in as the causes they care about the most.
Online sports betting has become a burgeoning industry for brands, rights holders and networks. But are they focusing on the right fans and sports?
The appropriation of Native American symbols has been par for the course in American sports. But many fans are saying it doesn’t have to stay that way.
With just over two years of a track record, few would challenge the advertising prowess of online sports betting, especially within the local TV industry.
Digital platforms have become the go-to opportunity for brands as they activate their sports partnerships, with social media a necessary activation component.