Australian sports media rights wars; FOX Sports and Telstra tag teams up to face Optus, SBS, Red Bull TV; YouTube Red and Facebook Live looking for sports action and revenues - June - August 2018


Australian sports media rights wars; FOX Sports and Telstra tag team up to face Optus, SBS, Red Bull TV; YouTube Red and Facebook Live looking for sports action and revenues - June - August 2018

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Amazon Prime, Stan Australia, Netflix Australia could throw hat in sports ring as ESPN+ plans powerslam with UFC, as Murdoch's FOX will wrestle with WWE's SmackDown

Upcoming WWE Super Show-Down in Melbourne and planned UFC Australian card will raise the high stakes game as old media plans to escape new age chock hold

Sports Betting and Daily Fantasy Sports tipped to drive revenues and eSports gains New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Kenny Omega; WWE gets Omega on-side with New Day E3 positive press campaign; WWE and UFC see big eSport future with gaming sector

WWE2K19 gets AJ Styles cover; Bobby Lashley MMA - WWE cross over star to get push and rebuilding Roman Reigns

Online news and entertainment portals remain valuable media platform for sports brands aiming to dominate internet landscape says Media Man agency; Websites and organic media results beat social media exaggerated and dirty traffic tricks states media analysts

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WWE may add fuel to the fire with a Coke vs Pepsi war, with Red Bull on charge

 

WWE is bringing their A game including Undertaker vs Triple H to Melbourne Cricket Ground 6 October 2018; Triple H enjoys interview on Triple M with Eddie McGuire and Co. The media saturation campaign is on the way down under

Image: WWE/Triple M. Triple H spoke to Eddie McGuire about the upcoming WWE Super-Show Down. Tickets via Ticketek

 

 

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon stares down long time nemesis and sometimes employee, Hulk Hogan. (Credit: WWE)

Kenny Omega (IWGP Champion) at New Japan Pro-Wrestling enjoys positive press at E3 Expo, CEO Gaming and WWE.com Mr. Omega has engaged in video gaming / eSports friendly wars with WWE's The New Day as documented on UpUpDownDown

 

Hoyts Australia has been hosting eSports gaming tournaments at Moore Park Entertainment Quarter and in Sydney's CBD. Nice play by James Packer's Hoyts

 

WWE's RAW and SmackDown brand enjoy solid network television support in Australia via 9GO! Full shows via Foxtel, and don't forget the WWE Network for hardcore fans who can't get enough mat action, both past and present. Now also has Slam City! WrestleMania 24/7/365!

 

Media has been speculating about the future of Moore Park's Entertainment Quarter regarding live sports and stadium rebuilds; Hordern Pavilion was once a staple to the original World Championship Wrestling, following Melbourne's Festival Hall and the old Channel Nine studio tapings

 

Stephanie McMahon, Ronda Rousey and Triple H.


Signing Rousey was a calculated risk by WWE which is paying major dividends in crowd attendance, brand awareness and merchandise sales, to name. Rousey has brought equality and then some to the WWE and has made her matches can't miss viewing

 

Ronda Rousey has been an outstanding transition across to the WWE from the UFC and MMA world. Rousey may eventually become even more respected that fellow MMA - pro wrestling cross over star, Brock Lesnar. Rousey continues to make history in her own right

 

Brock Lesnar and his advocate Paul Heyman, are eyeing off a superfight with UFC's Jon Jones. UFC's Dana White is working on it. Sports betting operators and entrepreneurs at the ready!

 

ESPN has considerably upped the stakes in the media coverage of MMA business, namely the UFC

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UFC played chicken with Fox and lost; WWE lays with the SmackDown with FOX

ESPN (Disney), Fox Sports or Sports Illustrated; Biggest growth opportunities in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States

Battle for the sports entertainment dollar; Australian and international opportunities, threats and unknowns

WWE: Undertaker to face Triple H at Super Show-Down in Australia; Shawn Michaels to appear and the baddest woman on the planet, Ronda Rousey confirmed

MMA vs Pro Wrestling vs Boxing vs Martial Arts vs other combat sports; Battle for audiences, hearts, minds, eyeballs, advertisers, bums on seats and media rights; eSports teaming up with wrestling

Sports entertainment business approaching fever pitch down under in Australia; WWE, UFC others eyeing off major Australian sports stadiums; Potential sports betting opportunities; William Hill, Bet365, other sports betting giants interested to secure naming rights to Australian horse racing and motorsport tracks?

WWE's television push on Australian network TV via Nine's GO!, working says Media Man agency

Professional wrestling expanding globally; International push on for WWE, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Progress Wrestling, U.S. and U.K. Promotions doing well to solid says Media Man agency

Pro wrestling aka "sports entertainment" 3 Way Dance: WWE VS Impact Wrestling aka TNA vs New Japan Pro Wrestling

Wrestling, UFC (MMA) and Sports Fashion for Men and Women

WWE Smackdown shifts to Fox; New network changes business model - 25th May 2018

FOX Sports taking the fight to TMZ Sports, ESPN, others; Rupert Murdoch's FOX playing to win in Australian and international sports media and sports rights matters says Media Man agency

Nitro Circus, X-Games, Energy Monster Trucks, UFC, Bellator MMA, PBR, Red Bull extreme sports competing for the same audience

Sports news media war intensifies; Sports Illustrated vs ESPN vs TMZ Sports vs Rolling Stone et al

Daily Telegraph, News.com.au, Southern Courier sports, extreme sports, surfing, pro wrestling - sports entertainment coverage in words and multimedia continues to impress

Combat sports online portfolio: Media Man Int and Media Man Australia

TMZ Sports continues to be the go-to place for WWE scoop stories with wrestlers and management says Media Man agency

Pro Wrestling news aka Sports Entertainment via Media Man website network and associates

Advertising and media rights, plus ticket sales, make the world go round for WWE, UFC, Bellator, Boxing, Australian cricket under pressure for men and women competitors

 

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