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Hey Sports Tech Fans, A bumper week as we saw the return of Champions League and Europa League action
Issue #34  •  September 20  •  view online
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Hey Sports Tech Fans,
A bumper week as we saw the return of Champions League and Europa League action from the world of soccer.
I had an action packed week at IBC 2019, where the worlds of media, entertainment, sports, broadcast, eSports and many more gathered for a showcase of the latest and great technology and networking of the industry professionals that make up the world of entertainment.
I got to speak with and interview some amazing people with stunning insights into the future of the world of Sports Tech. These will be available in the coming weeks. Subscribe here: https://open.spotify.com/show/5Y4GO4HON4E2JTodXcP5a5?si=WU2osWPJQPysNwCH-roZtw
Have a great sporting weekend.
Will

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Streaming Wars
ViacomCBS Leaders Talk NFL Negotiations, Streaming Wars and Merger Focus

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy to play head-to-head in Japanese GolfTV event - SportsPro Media

ESPN Chief Jimmy Pitaro Tackles NFL Rights, Streaming Strategy, Gambling Coverage, ACC Network Launch And More

Majority of NFL fans watched opening week games via streaming, apps

Select AMC theaters will be airing out of market Sunday NFL games

Gambling
Unibet becomes New Jersey Devils’ latest sports betting partner

London-based IMG Arena has signed a multi-sport partnership deal with Scientific Games’ SG Digital division.

eSports
Gaming heavyweights raise $17M for new esports network

NBA and ESL join forces for NBA 2K20 Global Championship

London, Seattle, and Chicago unveiled as latest Call of Duty franchises

Basil ’24K Dropoff’ Rose disqualified from NBA 2K League

Pro Athletes Want to Get Paid to Play Esports Too

Why NASCAR raced into esports in 2019

Content
Man City, Intel launch immersive highlights | News | Broadcast

From Figure Skating to Premier League, NBC Sports Gold Looks to Super-Serve Fans

HBO Sports’ ‘24/7’: Franchise Plays College Football For First Time

Highlights on Demand: How the PGA Tour Modernized the History of Golf

Spurs great David Robinson launches podcast about life, creation of his school

Partnerships
Postmates brings mobile food ordering to Yankee Stadium

The entertainment and sports media company Whistle and the digital content studio OTRO have announced a multi-year commercial partnership. Together, the two companies will collaborate on programming strategy, co-creating premium original content and developing experiential activations.
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Internet porn business submits $10M naming rights bid for Miami Heat home

Procter & Gamble will buy 9,000 tickets to support equal pay for women's soccer

MLB confirms Deltatre deal

Marketing

2018/19 Champions League Final Breaks Social Media Interactions Record

Women’s World Cup Drew Nearly $100 Million in TV Ads

Sports publisher GiveMeSport credits improved page speed for direct traffic jump of 63% - Digiday

In an off-season marked by big moves by some of its biggest stars, the NBA is flexing its marketing muscles and showing why it continues to outperform all other sports leagues when it comes to social media.

Hardware/Wearables
What 10,000 Steps Will Really Get You

Data Analytics

Orwellabama? Crimson Tide Track Locations to Keep Students at Games

Retail & eCommerce
Fanatics poaches Nike exec as CFO; business is targeting $2.5 billion in sales this year

U.S. retailer seeks to shake up Japan's merchandise market

Crypto
SportsCastr, the live-streaming platform that lets fans comment during game telecasts, is launching FanChain, which lets sports fans earn and redeem tokens.

Sources : Spencer Dinwiddie to convert his NBA contract into...

Best of the Rest
Ex-NBA superstar Kobe Bryant scores points as an investor by preaching patience

Endeavor Group Could Raise $712 Million in IPO

Music Publishers Just Doubled the Size of Their Lawsuit Against Peloton to $300MM In Damages

Yahoo Sports Expecting To Double Its NFL Revenue in 2019

See how the 2022 Beijing Olympics mascot stacks up against history

Winner Spotlight: The Metro by T-Mobile Purple Couch

N.Y. senator proposes bill to pay athletes directly

NASCAR Champion's Week coming to Nashville along with awards banquet and show

Nets hiring ex-Turner president David Levy as CEO

How CBD Helped Paul Pierce Cope With PTSD and Depression

Fox Uses NFL Game to Announce Wrestling Draft

Raptors launch branded hijabs in fan outreach

Jordan NFL Athletes Receives Football-Inspired Air Jordan 12 PE Inside Mini Lockers

Sterling Shepard injury prompts NFL to review concussion protocol

The death of paper tickets and the memories they've left us

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