Online streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, CBS All Access, and Amazon Prime have become the new norm for American entertainment consumption. The television industry is quickly transforming into an internet-centric model that charges less for access and provides more original content than the traditional cable companies.
The rising popularity of these online platforms has also begun to influence live sports, as evidenced by the rise of “cable-cutting” millennials. The NFL has taken notice and is now streaming games on Yahoo! for free. As a result, many fans prefer watching these online platforms over traditional cable networks.
The NBA has recently announced that it will be offering a stand-alone service called ‘NBA League Pass,’ which would allow fans to watch local Nordic games live without subscribing to cable.
With the rising popularity of online streaming, basketball and football are going to evolve into multimedia-centric industries that benefit from the rise in access.
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Furthermore, this also means that sports media is moving away from a singular entity and towards a more communal model—one that involves multiple entities controlling
List most famous footballers in the world [no particular order]
1. Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈʁoːnɡu dʒi ˈsɐ̃w̃]; born 18 September 1976), commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Portugal national team.
2. Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi]; born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
3. David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, and the England national team for which he held the appearance record for an outfield player until 2016.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimović (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈslaːtan ɪbraˈhiːmɔvit͡ɕ]; born 3 October 1981) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for an English club Manchester United and the Sweden national team for which he is the captain.
5. Wayne Mark Rooney OBE (born 24 October 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team.
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Revenue from television rights is the greatest source of income for clubs all over the world. Now streaming technology has been innovated which has become an additional source of revenue. On average, 5 footballers earn around $700,000 per year in online streaming platforms revenue. The most influential player is David Beckham. He earns around $3 million from online streaming platforms, in addition to the $12-13 million he earns from his contract.
Becks is followed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney. From this year on, David Beckham will be a member of the French team Paris Saint-Germain, which Lionel Messi will likely join in a year or two.