Ryan Reynolds makes the case for National League streaming, FanDuel’s new media platforms and FloSports’ rugby strategy

Sep 07, 2022, 05:00 AM

SportsPro chief executive Nick Meacham and community lead Chris Stone return to look back on another week of sports media news in what is a two-part episode of the StreamTime Podcast.

After Wrexham’s celebrity co-owner Ryan Reynolds called on the National League to allow its clubs to stream their matches, the pair discuss the merits of the Hollywood actor’s argument and explore what the next steps might be.

In addition, they react to reports that Disney is considering making its Disney+ streaming service part of a wider membership offering, ask whether celebrity boxing is a sustainable model for DAZN, and take a closer look at FanDuel’s decision to launch its own linear and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. There’s also time to discuss FloSports’ rugby strategy after it secured a landmark deal in the US.

In part two, technology editor Steve McCaskill speaks with Jan Umansky, chief executive of video solutions firm VideoFlow, about the potential of Web 3.0 as part of a wider content strategy, as well as how the blockchain can offer secure authenticated access to video.