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Sports Tech Live #67 - ESPN & Fox working together on Wielder v Fury PPV, Youtube spend $160 million for Blizzard contract, DrDisrespect inks publishing deal & new format for the newsletter!

Hey Sports Tech fans, Long time readers will know that this newsletter has taken a few different form
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Hey Sports Tech fans,
Long time readers will know that this newsletter has taken a few different forms in the 12+ months I have been running it.
With the sheer volume of interesting stories I find every week, 100+, it’s clear that putting them all in one and for the last number of months in two emails a week is unsustainable and sloppy.
So I have decided to take a different approach yet again!
This week I have decided to just post the top 15 stories of the week in the newsletter.
I am still curating the 100+ stories and I am coming up with ways of how best to share them with those interested.
So stay tuned for an update on that!
For now all I will ask is that you provide me some feedback on this new direction.
At the very bottom of the email, below my profile pic and name there is a thumbs up and thumbs down button.
If you like the idea of a more curated newsletter, let me know with a thumbs up.
If you hate it and want all of the stories like the good old days, give me a thumbs down.
If you can’t see the thumbs up and down, your email client has clipped the message so at the end you should see something like “view entire message” hit that and then you can give me a thumbs up or down like the old days of the gladiators in Roman times.
Thats all for this week.
Have a great sporting weekend,
Will

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Streaming Wars
ESPN, Fox Sports Give Wilder-Fury a One-Two Punch - Multichannel

Dazn unites OTT, social & VOD football deals to 'rival' club and league offerings | The Drum

Gambling
Mobile Payments in iGaming To Grow in 2020

eSports
Streamer Dr Disrespect Inks Publishing Deal for In-Character Memoir (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter

Report: YouTube Dropped $160 Million To Steal Activision Blizzard’s Esports From Twitch

Content
White Sox Tim Anderson’s YouTube channel gives fans ‘behind scenes look at my life’ - Chicago Sun-Times

Marketing & Social
Did Twitter Help Vox Media Steal a Clippers Twitter Account From a Sports Blogger? - VICE

Deals
Overtime Buys Evade | FinSMEs

Blockchain
Chiliz and Socio's partnership brings fan tokens to the NFL, MLB

Women in Sport
Verizon, P&G and Serena Williams put their money and clout behind women’s equality programs | The Drum

Startups
HQ Trivia shuts down after 3 years | The Drum

Sports Accelerator
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Retail & eCommerce
Vin + Omi Work With Team GB Athletes on Recycled Sports Clothing – WWD

Long Reads
ESL’s Yvette Martinez-Rea: Esports Will Only Become a More Prevalent Form of Entertainment

Best of the Rest
Man Utd highlights importance of talking about mental health with Ignored campaign | The Drum

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