Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 3.2 – Revenue

Braves revenue soars to $568M for championship season

The Braves cashed in on a World Series championship season by generating franchise-record revenue. Click here to read the story at ajc.com. Discussion Questions: What is revenue? Why is revenue important to sports teams like the Atlanta Braves? How do sports teams generate revenue? What do you think represents a

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Behind Netflix and Disney+’s Dash for Streaming Ad Cash

Just over three years ago, Netflix unequivocally shot down the idea that it would ever roll out an ad-supported streaming service. Click here to read the story at variety.com. Discussion Questions: What is an “ad-supported” streaming service? What is advertising? What is revenue? Why is revenue important to streaming companies? How will

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Average MLS franchise value up 55% to US$852m 

The average Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise is now worth US$852 million, a 55 percent increase on last year’s value, according to Sportico’s latest estimations. Click here to read the story at sportspromedia.com. Discussion Questions: Given that all professional sports teams generate a profit, why would anyone want to purchase a

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Disney’s move into trading cards

Walt Disney’s convoluted flow chart of revenue streams is getting a new addition. Earlier this month, Disney released the first batch of trading cards from its upcoming game, “Lorcana,” and they’re already fetching $2k+ on the resale market, per Polygon. Click here to read the story at thehustle.co. Discussion Questions:

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B1G deal: Big Ten lands $7 billion, NFL-style TV contracts

The Big Ten’s new $7 billion media rights deal will string the conference’s top football games across three major networks each week, creating an NFL-style television schedule on Saturdays. Click here to read the story at news.yahoo.com. Discussion Questions: What are media rights? Why are media rights important to a

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