Covid-19’s Impact on Sport Media Rights and the Commercial Sport Landscape

Aug 3, 2020

Digital Sport’s Rupert Pratt and Thomas Smith recently sat down with Nielsen Sports Managing Director for the UK & Ireland, Spencer Nolan, to discuss Covid-19’s impact on sport media rights and the commercial sport landscape. With the news that fans won’t be present at live events until October at the earliest, and even then, with a reduced capacity, Nolan believes that understanding the remote fan is key to surviving...

F1 draws 13.63m UK viewers for first three 2020 races

Jul 31, 2020

Formula One’s UK viewership for live racing and highlights surpassed 13.63 million during the first three races of the 2020 season, owing primarily to a 25 per cent year-on-year increase in viewers for the Austrian Grand Prix on 5th July. The figures, compiled by Nielsen, show that the race drew just over 4.8 million viewers compared to the 3.84 million accrued during the 2019 edition, marking the highest UK...

What Traditional Sports and Individual Athletes Will Have Learned From Esports

Jul 30, 2020

How traditional sports and associated brands will continue to use esports to engage with fans and TV audiences Esports are receiving a significant increase in mainstream media coverage, accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shutdown of more traditional sports. For example, mainstream outlets in the UK, such as the BBC Sport, Sky Sports and BT Sport have all broadcast esports on their main channels in the last few...

Quarterbacking Positive Change Through Sports

Jul 29, 2020

When history is set, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the Star-Spangled Banner back in 2016 to protest reported police brutality and oppression against people of color, it will be viewed as a key moment in the long fight for racial equality in the U.S. Almost four years later, as tensions around racial injustice couldn’t be higher, the sports industry remains a key arena for activating...

Premier League club partners can expect to receive up to £2m in global value per match

Jun 22, 2020

Nielsen has analysed branding opportunities afforded to clubs and their partners on netting in the lower tiers of stadia across the main value-driving media platforms, linear TV, OTT and to a lesser degree, social media. The analysis is based on pre-COVID coverage and viewing behaviours and represents value delivered to partners should the status quo remain. Nielsen’s Whitespace Valuation service provides systematic analysis of in-stadium spaces to help determine...

Insight into the Para Sports Target group

Jun 1, 2020

Nielsen Sports has carried out a comprehensive study on the subject of Para sports and has compiled an extensive report. The study includes a segmentation of the target group interested in Para sports and an analysis of the drivers for Para sports interest and how sponsors can successfully use Para sports in their brand communication. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email with a link...

COVID 19 & Social Media – Here’s What We’ve Uncovered:

May 27, 2020

At Nielsen Sports, we’re monitoring the online trends across social media as COVID-19 continues to impact the sport and entertainment landscape with events being postponed and cancelled across the globe. Athletes, teams and leagues are finding new and creative ways to engage with fans and throughout this period, we’ll be putting together a social media best practice snapshot-list for you. Keep up to speed with the best initiatives close...

COVID 19 & Social Media – Here’s What We’ve Uncovered:

May 20, 2020

At Nielsen Sports, we’re monitoring the online trends across social media as COVID-19 continues to impact the sport and entertainment landscape with events being postponed and cancelled across the globe. Athletes, teams and leagues are finding new and creative ways to engage with fans and throughout this period, we’ll be putting together a social media best practice snapshot-list for you. Keep up to speed with the best initiatives close...

COVID 19 & Social Media – Here’s What We’ve Uncovered:

May 13, 2020

At Nielsen Sports, we’re monitoring the online trends across social media as COVID-19 continues to impact the sport and entertainment landscape with events being postponed and cancelled across the globe. Athletes, teams and leagues are finding new and creative ways to engage with fans and throughout this period, we’ll be putting together a social media best practice snapshot-list for you. Keep up to speed with the best initiatives close...

Travis Scott – Astronomical

May 8, 2020

The extreme quarantine and lockdown measures have quickly become the new normal for us all. The direct impact on event attendance across entertainment and sports has caused many businesses to rethink how they can engage with their target audiences during this time. Fortnite, the online video game, has adapted to these circumstances and reinvented the concept of aggregation. Epic Games, in collaboration with Travis Scott, organized a unique musical...

Interview: “Challenging times for sport sponsorship”

May 6, 2020

The corona crisis not only poses new challenges for the sports industry worldwide. But what consequences will Covid-19 and its associated restrictions have on sport in the medium and long term? Mike Wragg, Global Head of Consulting & Research at Nielsen Sports, spoke with the German Press Agency about possible effects on sports sponsorship. How would you describe the current situation caused by COVID-19 as rights holders and sponsors...

COVID 19 & Social Media – Here’s What We’ve Uncovered:

May 6, 2020

At Nielsen Sports, we’re monitoring the online trends across social media as COVID-19 continues to impact the sport and entertainment landscape with events being postponed and cancelled across the globe. Athletes, teams and leagues are finding new and creative ways to engage with fans and throughout this period, we’ll be putting together a social media best practice snapshot-list for you. Keep up to speed with the best initiatives close...

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