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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 | Jun 2013

Touch down: Rising sports popularity will bode well for this rapidly growing industry

IBISWorld’s Fantasy Sports Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 08-13
11.7%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
4,048
Businesses
273
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?

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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Fantasy Sports Services industry displays a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players only accounting for about 27.8% of industry revenue in 2013. While Yahoo, ESPN and CBS are the most visible industry players, online fantasy sport platforms are relatively simple to develop, meaning the industry is comprised of hundreds of small-scale players. Still, these smaller scale players are unlikely to have the global scope that the top industry players have. Industry concentration has increased slightly over the past five years as the public's familiarity with the top players' platforms has led to a consolidation of demand around the companies with the biggest customer base... 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)Other 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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