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Sports Tech - Issue #33

Hey Sports Tech Fans, It's been a very busy week as I have been at the SportsPro fan experience event
Issue #33  •  September 13  •  view online
Sports Tech Live
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All your Sports Tech news in one place, covering topics like AR/VR, Data Analytics, eSports, Live Streaming, Sports Betting, Wearables, etc.
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!
Will

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Streaming Wars
French Tennis Federation accepting OTT partner applications

WWE Network 2.0: how WWE rebuilt its streaming service after a split with Disney

FuboTV Unveils Lineup for Free Streaming Sports Network

Why Amazon's Twitch, Facebook and tech giants want live sports

MLB expands YouTube live rights to Japan ahead of LA Angels game

The NFL Will Stream Games Once It’s Good and Ready, Just Not Yet

La Liga and Serie A included on new Danish OTT channel

Gambling
The Color of Money: Golf’s Embrace of Mobile Betting Means the Courses Are Getting Greener

Top Story: Chelsea and Liverpool join Spurs in dumping 1xBet

Sports publishers use fantasy frenzy to drive subscriptions

Stats Perform lands global data deal with Argentina FA

eSports
Team SoloMid to begin construction on $13-million esports training center in Playa Vista

In-game spending should be regulated by gambling laws and so-called loot boxes banned entirely for children, MPs say. The industry’s UK trade body responded it would “review these recommendations with utmost seriousness”.
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Male eSports star earns DOUBLE that of top 400 females combined

When was the first ever eSports event? – Esports timeline

Bahrain set to host Blast Pro Series Global Finals

Razer co-founder to commit $7m to develop eSports in Singapore

Content
GQ Launches New Sports-Focused YouTube Channel

NFL Launches ‘Game Day All-Access’ Series Exclusively on YouTube

NFL, Facebook Extend Content Partnership With Two-Year Pact

DraftKings Launching New Shows On SNY

PRN, VSiN and NASCAR Bring Sports Betting Video Content

ESPN made down-and-distance graphic yellow, so it looks like there's a flag every play

Q&A: The Boston Red Sox Photography Strategy Starts with Alex Cora

Data Analytics
Advantage, Analytics: How Tennis Players Are Using Science to Elevate Their Artform

AR/VR
Dallas Cowboys AR Photo Booth Lets You Strike A Pose With Your Favorite Players

Marketing
CEO spending $100 million on digital ads says Twitter and Snap aren't 'monetizable' yet

How Budweiser plans to score with the Premier League and La Liga

Retail & eCommerce
Report: Real Madrid expand Fanatics deal after taking retail in house

Fans taken behind-the-scenes at Browns stadium for surprise Odell Beckham Jr. sneaker launch event

Partnerships
Twitch partners with NFL's Raiders, Allegiant Stadium

Heineken asks: 'Would you want to have a beer with Andy Roddick?'

Sneaker Marketplace StockX Seeks New Customers With Bleacher Report Deal

Report: Juventus near €50m a year Jeep renewal

Haas confirm Rich Energy sponsorship termination

Startups
Kobe Bryant, Mamba Sports Venture Lab Announce 'Mamba RISE' Training App

The Athletic Ventures Outside the Paywall and Into Advertising

Deals
Nike’s recent acquisition of Celect is further confirmation that, like Unilever and Dollar Shave Club before them, the smartest big brands are open to new ideas about how and where their customer could and should shop.

Mark Cuban Sells Majority Stake in AXS TV, HDNet Movies to Steve Harvey, Anthem Sports

UFC negotiates with China in hopes to double profits

AI
Artificial Intelligence Software Will Track Athletes’ Speed at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Long Reads
Kevin Durant’s New Headspace

In an attempt to identify some future trends, we asked 20 baseball players, coaches, scouts, trainers and front office officials a simple question: “What is a technology that doesn’t currently exist, but would significantly impact baseball if it could be invented?” Some of the answers were ext

David Stern discusses the dress code, player power and the game today

Best of the Rest
NFL scrambles for attention from Chinese sports fans

NFL Puts Up $3 Million to Find Out Who Can Build a Better Helmet

Dwyane Wade and Rick Ross: NFL Team Co-Owners?

Liverpool FC to invest £16m on its tech offering

New Kinetic 4K Scoreboard, Center City Club, unveiled at Wells Fargo Center

NBA is China's favorite sport, but when will the next Yao Ming arrive?

Tom Brady Joins TikTok on Heels of NFL’s Deal With Video Platform

A Modest Proposal For Improving The U.S. Open Fan Experience

Barcelona revenue to exceed €1bn for first time in 2019/20, says president

Video of the Week
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