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Hey Sports Tech Fans,
It’s been a very busy week as I have been at the SportsPro fan experience event in London and in Amsterdam for the International Broadcasters Conference.
There will be some great interviews in upcoming episodes of the podcast with the likes of DAZN, NFL, Budweiser, Copa90 and many more, so make sure you subscribe where ever you get your podcasts so you wont miss out. Or follow us on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5Y4GO4HON4E2JTodXcP5a5?si=47ANiQzeR76rNuPTmTHRfw.
Loads of great news stories below.
Have a great sporting weekend!
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