United Kingdom (UK) Sports Broadcasting Media (Television and Telecommunications) Landscape

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United Kingdom (UK) Sports Broadcasting Media Market Report Overview

The UK telecom and pay-TV services market revenue was valued at $49.8 billion in 2022 and is expected to achieve a CAGR of more than 1% during 2022-2027. The market is expected to grow by increasing demand for mobile data, fixed broadband, and pay-TV services.

The UK sports broadcasting media market research report provides an overview of the television and telecommunications market concerning sports broadcasting in the UK today, with top-level data and detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2027. The report analyses the television, mobile handset, and residential fixed-line broadband sectors, as well as a review of major sports media rights.

UK Sports Broadcasting Media Market Outlook 2022-2027 ($ Billion)

UK Sports Broadcasting Media Market Outlook 2022-2027 ($ Billion)

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UK Sports Broadcasting Media Market Broadcasters

The key broadcasters in the UK sports broadcasting media market are BBC, Sky UK, Viaplay Group, ITV, Warner Bros. Discovery and BT Group (JV), and Amazon Prime Video, among others.

BBC: The BBC is the public service broadcaster of the UK. It is funded by the license fee paid by UK households. The BBC provides ten national TV channels, including the UK’s most-watched channel BBC One, regional TV programs, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations, an extensive website, and a streaming service BBC iPlayer. Over the past decade, the BBC has lost some premium sports rights due to severe cuts in the sports budget, following falls in revenue that have resulted from fewer households watching broadcast television and the withdrawal of government funding.

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UK Sports Broadcasting Media Market Segmentation by Sectors

The key sectors in the UK sports broadcasting media industry are mobile voice, fixed voice, mobile messaging, fixed broadband, mobile data, and Pay-TV.

Mobile Data: Mobile data services segment growth will be driven by the expansion of higher ARPU 5G connectivity to meet the demand for ultrafast internet in support of data-intensive activities like video streaming, online gaming, and M2M/IoT enterprise and industry-use applications.

Fixed Broadband Services: The growth in fixed broadband services will be driven by 5G and fiber infrastructure rollout, and attractive fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) plans promoted by operators.

Pay TV: The Pay TV subscriptions segment will be supported by operators expanding their content portfolios and leveraging FMC plans to promote pay-TV services.

UK Sports Broadcasting Media Market Analysis by Sector, 2022 (%)UK Sports Broadcasting Media Market Analysis by Sector, 2022 (%)To know more about key sectors in the UK sports broadcasting media market, download a free report sample

UK Sports Broadcasting Media Market - Competitive Landscape

Some of the leading players in the UK sports broadcasting media market are Virgin Media O2, BT Group, Vodafone, Three, Sky, and TalkTalk among Others

Virgin Media O2: Virgin Media O2 will strengthen its leading position in the mobile service market as it doubles down on its 5G expansion, 4G network upgrades, and implementation of network convergence. In July 2022, the telco announced a deal with BAI Communications, a global shared communications infrastructure provider, to rollout high-speed 4G/5G mobile connectivity across the London tube network, including within the tunnels.

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UK Sports Broadcasting Media Market Report Overview

Market Size (2022) $49.8 billion
CAGR (2022-2027) >1%
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Historical Period 2021
Key Broadcasters BBC, Sky UK, Viaplay Group, ITV, Warner Bros. Discovery and BT Group (JV), and Amazon Prime Video
Key Sectors Mobile Voice, Fixed Voice, Mobile Messaging, Fixed Broadband, Mobile Data, and Pay-TV
Leading Players Virgin Media O2, BT Group, Vodafone, Three, Sky, and TalkTalk.

Segments Covered in the Report

UK Sports Broadcasting Media Sectors Outlook (Value, $ Billion, 2021-2027)

  • Mobile Voice
  • Fixed Voice
  • Mobile Messaging
  • Fixed Broadband
  • Mobile Data
  • Pay-TV

Key Highlights

  • Satellite will be the leading pay-TV technology in the UK throughout the forecast period, with the number of subscriptions increasing from 12.0 million in 2022 to 12.6 million by 2027.
  • The UK had an estimated 43.6 million subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) accounts at the end of 2022, an increase of 3.2 million or 7.9% from 2021.
  • Total mobile subscriptions in the UK reached an estimated 99.3 million in 2022. Over the next five years, total mobile subscriptions will grow at a CAGR of 1.5% with mobile network operators adding a combined 7.6 million subscriptions and bringing the country’s total mobile subscriptions to 106.9 million in 2027.
  • Total fixed broadband lines in the UK will increase from 28.2 million in 2022 to 30.3 million by the end of 2027, as telcos leverage their fiber network expansion endeavors to attract new subscribers, as well as cross-sell and upsell fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) plans.

Reasons to Buy

  • This Sports Broadcasting Media Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of the UK television and telecommunications markets, and service providers in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying GlobalData’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in the UK pay-TV, mobile handset, and residential fixed broadband markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Country Statistics

    • 1.1. Population and households context

  • 2. Television and telecom services market outlook

    • 2.1. TV services market
    • 2.2. Mobile services market
    • 2.3. Fixed broadband services market
    • 2.4. Total telecom services revenue

  • 3. Competitive landscape snapshot

    • 3.1. Competitive landscape

  • 4. Additional Resources

    • 4.1. Data Table
    • 4.2. Glossary
    • 4.3. Research methodology
    • 4.4. About GlobalData
    • 4.5. GlobalData offices

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