Is the sports business going out of business like the rest of traditional media?

As I am sitting here watching both golf and the Daytona 500, I started to think about whether or not we will be watching sports on Netflix like the rest of TV that we watch nowadays? Today, traditional TV just not as important as it used to be. If we miss one our shows, we either pull it up on DVR or we go to Netflix and catch up on the season. What happened to calling our friends to all come over and watch the season finale of a show together?

So, in that ramble about TV my question was being explored… but, lets think about sports. People make it a point to turn on the TV to watch their favorite team play in the big bowl game or watch a rivalry of their favorite two teams (I know there wasn’t a Carolina or Duke fan not watching the game last week). And what about big events that only happen once a year, like the Daytona 500 or Wimbledon or the Masters?

I say as long as there is a love for the sport and you are a passionate fan, you will make it an appointment to not miss the sporting event. There’s no time shifting the event with DVR. And you certainly won’t be able to go watch it on Netflix.  That is why sports will last even though traditional TV watching is fading. Live + Value + Passion= an audience.

 

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