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Sports Tech Live - Issue #39

Hey Sports Tech Fans, Some great stories this week as we are back underway in the NBA. Have a great s
Issue #39  •  October 30  •  view online
Sports Tech Live
Sports Tech Live
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,
Some great stories this week as we are back underway in the NBA.
Have a great sporting weekend.
Will
PS sorry for the delay in this issue going out, we had some technical difficulties!

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Twenty One Ways to Blow Up Your Company

Whether hiring bad employees, ignoring goals, or focusing on your needs instead of investors, committing any of these could put you out-of-businessJason Mendelson, co-founding partner, Foundry Group, shares his insight into the 21 ways entrepreneurs could blow up their company.
Streaming Wars
Why sport is the next frontier for Twitch | WIRED UK

F1 to experiment with live broadcast of Mexican GP weekend on Twitch - F1 - Autosport

Fox, ABC Will Kick Off XFL Season in February 2020 – Variety

NWSL Inks Exclusive Deal With Octagon for Media Rights, Marketing Consulting

Record Women's World Cup viewership shows making matches more widely available works wonders

Former Fox RSNs Will Stay On DirecTV After Sinclair, AT&T Strike Carriage Deal – Deadline

Lakers-Clippers Game Nets TNT’s Best Non-Playoff NBA Ratings In L.A. Since 2013 – Deadline

World Series Game 1 Misses All-Time Low TV Audience by Just 3,000 Viewers

Mountain West still trying to pin down problem in Aztecs broadcast - The San Diego Union-Tribune

HockeyTech Launches HockeyTV Community Network Platform

Gambling
YouTube founder secretly building sports fan game GreenPark – TechCrunch

TAB inks broadcasting and betting deal with NBA

Purdue: Can school ban students, staff from betting on Boilermakers games? - Sports Illustrated

eSports
Twitch Taps Former Zynga Exec Doug Scott as New Chief Marketing Officer | Billboard

Nike and 'NBA 2K20' Link up for Gamer-Exclusive Sneaker Releases

How This Superfan Landed His Dream Job

Bleacher Report Producing Pilot Highlighting Gaming Setups of Pro Athletes (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter

University of Kentucky Partners With Gen.G to Build Community Through Games

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment expands esports front office

Content
Green Bay Packers Establish Connected TV App for Streaming Video Content

DAZN And LeBron James Reteam For Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev Docuseries – Deadline

Jeannette native Cody Elias at forefront of digital streaming with ‘A’s Cast Live’ | TribLIVE.com

Amazon Orders ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ Soccer Doc Series – Variety

The NHL Launches Spanish-Language Website to Grow Audience

Q&A: How MLB.com Saw Its Largest-Ever Day in Readership on the 2019 Trade Deadline

House of Highlights Aspires To Become True Media Brand

Hardware/Wearables
MLS Player Landon Donovan: VAR Has Been Fantastic for Soccer

Partnerships
What’s The Value Of A Sports Sponsorship Or Integration? Too Often, Brands Have No Idea. | AdExchanger

New Balance has taken a careful approach to choosing athlete endorsers, and it’s paying off - The Boston Globe

NBA Lets Teams Take Sponsors Abroad as International Push Continues - WSJ

Martketing
Man City calls on influencers to build hype for Champions League home games | PR Week

Adidas: We over-invested in digital advertising

The Raptors’ Fred VanVleet is ready to step in for Kawhi Leonard, at least on the marketing side | The Star

Ticketing
Fries With Those Season Tickets: 49ers Try a New Business Model - Bloomberg

Miami Heat net higher sales with frictionless fan experience | CIO

Texas Longhorns Fans Can Use Fingerprints to Expedite Security at Home Football Games

Crypto
Spencer Dinwiddie ready for NBA sit-down over contract beef

Deals
Sandbox VR raises millions more in celebrity party round – TechCrunch

Packers, Microsoft raise $25 million for TitletownTech business innovation fund

ESPN plucks House of Highlights founder Omar Raja from Bleacher Report

Dwyane Wade Inks Multiyear Development Deal With WarnerMedia | Hollywood Reporter

Stephen A. Smith Nearing Blockbuster Long-Term Deal With ESPN

Long Reads
The Untold Story of the 2018 Olympics Cyberattack, the Most Deceptive Hack in History

Best of the Rest
Getting the N.F.L.’s Big Picture Out of Any Screen - The New York Times

'The girl you were warned about': Paris 2024 logo earns ridicule · The42

Memes Made Spice Adams More Famous Than the N.F.L. Could - The New York Times

Liverpool win legal battle over New Balance kit deal - BBC News

Verizon's sports arena 5G doesn't reach every seat | Engadget

Under Armour Founder Kevin Plank is stepping down as CEO - CNN

Exclusive: The Echo Fox lawsuits have been sent to a judge to be dismissed in a new settlement agreement

What college football season can teach CIOs about experience management | CIO Dive

NBA commissioner Adam Silver will face ‘retribution’ for defaming China, state media says | South China Morning Post

China Sneakerheads Chase 6,600% Returns Flipping Air Jordans - Bloomberg

Zion Williamson is settling perfectly into New Orleans, but still honors his Spartanburg roots

China’s state broadcaster, CCTV, went against tradition and did not show any NBA games on the opening day of the new season

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