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NeuLion falls to Endeavor, gifting BAMTech sports streaming glory

A little over a month after Faultline Online Reporter emphasized NeuLion as a potential victim to what we have coined the commoditization of OTT video technologies, the sports streaming specialist has been acquired by holding company Endeavor for $250 million – stripping the industry of its only serious alternative to Disney’s BAMTech. Such a lucrative market having such an intrinsically unhealthy amount of technology competition is staggering, particularly with the rise and rise of live sports streaming services and the countless $billions being invested in bidding for sports rights globally. This unfortunate scenario is, in part, due to the stranglehold on sports rights by a select few giants in the US and the in-house technologies powering them. However, none of…

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