UK The Football Industry Market Report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the The Football Industry market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?
Covered in this report
This report concentrates on the professional football industry in the UK, quantifying admissions by volume and value, and examining other revenue sources, such as sponsorship and broadcasting rights fees. The main focus of this report is English professional football and the Premier League in particular, although it also includes discussion of and data on the EFL, FA Cup and Carabao Cup where appropriate. Accompanying figures make clear the competition to which each relates. This report draws on information gathered by Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance, which is sourced where shown.
Key points included
- Traditional TV can ride over-the-top challenge
- Smaller screens set to prosper beyond the final whistle
What you need to know
The clubs of the Premier League and EFL (English Football League) are expected to have achieved record revenues of £560 million during 2017/18 thanks to income growth in each of their core broadcast, commercial and matchday segments.
The step change in market value seen at the beginning of each of the last two Premier League broadcasting contract periods is likely to be less pronounced at the next renewal in 2019/20, however, as the domestic element of those rights experiences its first dip in value.
The upside of that situation, though, is that it is opening the door to the league’s first experiments with OTT (over-the-top) streamed video services, which could in the longer term lead to potentially significant new revenue streams, rights sales opportunities and digital distribution models.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by David Walmsley, a leading analyst in the Leisure sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Football’s broadcasting boom is by no
means over but it will see a slowdown in
growth over the medium term as the value
of domestic Premier League rights takes a
dip for the first time.
International rights income will continue to
rise, however, in a measure of the global
appeal that should also enable clubs to
earn more commercial revenue overseas. .
Senior Leisure Analyst
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