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Fantasy Sports Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Fantasy Sports Services Market Research Report | Technology | Electronic & Online Entertainment | Aug 2014

Touchdown: Rising sports popularity and internet usage will bode well for this rapidly growing industry

IBISWorld’s Fantasy Sports Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
CBS Corporation CBS Corporation market share
ESPN ESPN market share
Yahoo Yahoo market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 09-14
11.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
4,087
Businesses
281
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While fantasy sports have always been popular, the trend has been growing steadily as more people get connected to the internet and mobile devices, making it easier to manage teams and trades. Despite a stumble during the recession when per capita disposable income was low, the industry has posted double-digit annualized growth since 2007. This industry generates most of its revenue from advertisements, so as advertising expenditure grows, it boots Fantasy Sports Services' revenue. As free time decreases, however, there is less time for consumers to join fantasy leagues, potentially hurting revenue.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Fantasy Sports Services companies can be located anywhere because their products are offered over the internet. As a result, industry establishments generally center on areas with high concentrations of software engineers, because software engineers are in high demand from all software developers. Secondarily, the ability to host a fantasy sports site from anywhere leads establishments tend to center around areas of high-density population.

The West region accounts for the largest share of the industry's establishments, at an estimated 26.0% of the total. Specifically, California is home to the California Institute of Technology, along with other notable universities... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Fantasy Sports Services Industry?

This industry develops software and markets an online platform for multiplayer fantasy sports. Fantasy sports are games where participants act as general managers to build teams that compete against other fantasy owners based on the statistics generated by real individual players or professional teams. The most common variation converts statistical performance into points that are compiled and totaled according to a roster selected by a manager that makes up a fantasy team.

Industry Products
Fantasy football (National Football League)Fantasy baseball (Major League Baseball)Fantasy auto racingFantasy basketball (National Basketball Association)Fantasy golfFantasy college footballFantasy hockeyOther fantasy sports
 
Industry Activities
Development of fantasy sports products for web browsersDevelopment of fantasy sports products for mobile phonesDevelopment of fantasy sports products for tablet computers


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