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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 | May 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Fantasy Sports Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
10.8%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
4,386
Businesses
292
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Fantasy Sports Services industry is expanding quickly due to the growth in the number of broadband and mobile connections, rising advertising expenditure and an increase in sports participation and viewership. In the next five years, the industry will continue to grow aggressively. This growth will be partially due to expansion among new types of fantasy sports leagues. Additonally, the industry will benefit from more women participating in fantasy sports.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Fantasy Sports Services industry is highly labor intensive and has a low level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor in 2015, the average industry player invests $0.06 in capital. Depreciation expenses, stemming mainly from purchased computers and rented office space, are inherently low in this industry. Employees and time are the two most important resources developers require to produce software and other content that generates viewership, which then creates advertising income. Since the skills and experience of software programmers determine the quality of the software, industry players place a high priority on attracting highly skilled employees... 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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