Kayo, Telstra, Optus and Other streaming numbers for 2019
Fox announced they had 402,000 paying subcribers as of November 2019, up from 382,000 in June 2019.
- Time spent on Kayo reached approximately 8.5 hours of weekly user viewing in June driven by the Cricket World Cup with the average customer watching 6 of the 50 different sports available on Kayo each week.
- The recent Cricket World Cup delivered Kayo its biggest audiences since launch with nearly 8 million hours of cricket content streamed across the six-week competition.
- An average of 175,000 users watched Australia’s matches, with 187,000 users watching India’s matches.
- The most watched game was the New Zealand v England final with 220,000 users, followed by the Australia v England match on 25 June with 219,000 users.
- In addition, the India v Australia match on 9 June was the most streamed sporting event on Kayo with over 21 million minutes of viewing and watched by 214,000 users.
- AFL fans are watching an average of 3.5 hours each week, with some regular season games reaching over 100,000 users including the West Coast v Richmond clash on 18 August watched by 130,000 users.
- NRL fans were also watching an average of 3.5 hours each week, with some regular season games reaching nearly 70,000 users.
- Rugby is already drawing large audiences ahead of this month’s Rugby World Cup with over 80,000 users watching the first Australia v New Zealand Bledisloe Cup Game on 10 August.
- The NBA Finals drove big numbers on Kayo, highlighted by Raptors v Warriors Game 6 reaching 113,000 users.
- In Tennis, Aussies got behind Ash Barty’s maiden Grand Slam victory with 64,000 users watching her take out Roland-Garros.
- Formula 1 has also delivered impressive results, highlighted by over 75,000 users watching the German Grand Prix.
Telstra Live Pass
The number of Telstra Live Pass subscribers has surpassed 3 million subscribers for the first time – reaching 3.2 million, up 29% on 2018.
- In total, 403 million minutes of AFL were streamed in 2019 to the end of the regular season, up 10% on last year
- Streaming on the AFL’s official app and Telstra Live Pass recorded its biggest ever weekend in Round 22 (in terms of minutes streamed) – surpassing the previous record (Round 22, 2018), up 19%
- The biggest single streamed match in 2019 was when Richmond edged out West Coast in Round 22 – almost 7 million minutes streamed
- Victorians accounted for 41% of all devices streaming AFL matches – the most of any state or territory
- Collingwood was the most streamed team at 57.4 million minutes watched in the AFL official app and Telstra live pass
- Following Collingwood defending premiers West Coast Eagles showed strong support in second place, with their matches being streamed for 51.9 million minutes, narrowly eclipsing Carlton with 51.8 million minutes
- The number of Telstra Live Pass subscribers has surpassed the three million mark for the first time, currently at 3.2m up 29% on the same time last year.
- In total, 302 million minutes of NRL were streamed on Telstra Live Pass and the NRL Live official app across 2019 to the end of the regular season.
- The Canberra Raiders, this season’s surprise packet, topped the charts as the most streamed team in the 2019 home-and-away season, with supporters logging an impressive 43.5 million minutes in the NRL Live official app and Telstra Live Pass.
- the Newcastle Knights, again posted a strong effort, settling for second place in 2019 with just shy of 43m minutes. New Zealand Warriors fell just short of second place with 42.95m minutes, while Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles rounded out the top four with 41.7m minutes.
- Streaming on the NRL Live official app and Telstra Live Pass recorded 2019’s biggest weekend in round 6 with over 15.2m million minutes streamed
- The biggest single streamed match on Telstra Live Pass and the NRL Live official app in 2019 was the 11-10 nail-biter between Manly-Warringah and Melbourne in round 19, with 3.46m minutes
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