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Hi Sports Tech Fans,
The podcast will be dropping on Monday as I continue to experiment with the podcast and the time of delivery.
You can subscribe to the podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/5Y4GO4HON4E2JTodXcP5a5
Quick newsletter this week, but there is an absolute ton of stories below to keep you up to date in the world of Sports Tech and the industries that surround it.
Have a great sporting weekend,
Will

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Streaming
YES Network Finalizes $3.5B Sale To New York Yankees, Sinclair And Amazon – Deadline

Golf’s PGA Tour Looks to Score Media Deal as Suitors Circle - WSJ

Major League Soccer’s MLS Cup To Air This Year On ABC – Deadline

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket: Must viewers pay for the buffet or will they be able to order a la carte? – The Athletic

Miami-Florida game was highest rated ESPN regular season game since 2016

NFL fans immediately ripped NBC's weird camera angle for the Steelers-Titans game

Sinclair Completes $10.6 Billion Deal for Fox Regional Sports Networks | Hollywood Reporter

USL, ESPN agree to new partnership through 2022 | Pro Soccer USA

NBC Sports Signs Deal For World Rugby Sevens Series Through 2023 - Broadcasting & Cable

Pac-12 media strategy: Larry Scott envisions a jackpot, but obstacles loom (in our opinion)

Gambling

U.S. football fans will have to wait for official sports betting partners - Reuters

How The Sun's fantasy football newsletter increased retention to 68% - Digiday

DraftKings’ Legal Betting Shows How Big Gambling Can Be - Bloomberg

MLB partners with Swish Analytics to improve baseball stats - CalvinAyre.com

eSports
What Marketers Can Learn From The 'Fortnite' World Cup 08/28/2019

Adidas signs Ninja to its first pro gamer deal

Rick Fox's Esports Partners File to Remove Him From Company | Hollywood Reporter

Content
WWE to Create Podcast Network With Endeavor Audio (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter

What Sky Sports gains from making Premier League highlights free on YouTube | The Drum

PewDiePie becomes the first individual YouTube creator to hit 100 million subscribers - The Verge

Power bars, heads-up displays and car-crash comparisons: How player tracking data could revolutionize hockey on TV – The Athletic

Surfing in the Age of the Omnipresent Camera | The New Yorker

The Ringer Lands Book Publishing Deal With Grand Central (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter

The Athletic is experimenting with free content and advertising - Axios

Believing in Miracles: Minnesota Vikings Case Study in User Generated Content

Lululemon Podcast ‘Sweatlife’ Launches on Apple Podcasts, Spotify – Variety

Alexa adds in-depth NFL stats ahead of the new season

Hardware
Bud Light Victory Fridges for sale for 2 days in Cleveland - cleveland.com

Halt the use of facial-recognition technology until it is regulated

Pilot Program Has Select NFL Teams Wearing Sensor-Laden Mouth Guards to Study Concussions

Figur8's Sensors Track Body Movement With Amazing Levels of Accuracy | Digital Trends

AI
Data Skrive CEO Brad Weitz Explains How AI Is Taking Over Sports Media | Observer

Lap Pool Time Machine: LaneVision App Designed to Improve Swimmers’ Speed

Analytics
NCAA Grants Waiver To Mountain West For In-Game, Real-Time Analytics

IBM’s Coach Advisor Will Track Players at U.S. Open, United Soccer League Signs New ESPN Deal

Fear and Gloating in Las Vegas: Science Is Drawing a Fine Line Between Winners and Losers in UFC

VR
Virtual reality batting practice head-set is Dodgers' real-life preparation tool

Deals
Fitness startup Peloton files for IPO with annual revenue of $915 million - CNN

Partnerships

Coors Light, ‘official beer of Saturday morning,' strikes deal with ESPN's 'Gameday’ | AdAge

NFL Partners With Oakley, Allowing Players To Wear Visors Using Their Prizm Technology

Martketing
The next phase of retail: Adidas is turning influencers into sneaker salespeople

20 NFL games advertisers can’t afford to ignore | AdAge

The UFC Has Surpassed The NFL On Instagram, And There Are 2 Big Reasons

Best of the Rest
Instagram’s latest assault on Snapchat is a messaging app called Threads - The Verge

PUMA Unveil New York Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue - Sneaker Freaker

Spanish clubs process transfers through the LaLiga Manager app with a set of financial controls that are unique in world football. By following financial controls clubs can continue growth without spending beyond their means.

LeBron James' 'Space Jam 2' Shoots at Home of Lakers' Biggest Hater | Hollywood Reporter

NYC Says U.S. Open Tennis Venue Shortchanged City on Rent - Bloomberg

Tokyo Paralympic medals unveiled with historic Braille design, indentations – OlympicTalk

Reebok drops limited edition sneakers on Amazon and Google Home | Campaign US

Gronkowski brothers’ Stadium Blitz obstacle course to debut in Buffalo – The Buffalo News

Puma Opens Pop-Up ‘Endorphin Store’ - 08/26/2019

ESPN’s 40th anniversary celebrations will include Snoop Dogg and Queen Latifah rapping about ESPN

Andrew Luck Got Out. I Couldn't.

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