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Happy Friday Sports Tech Fans,
We have more movements in betting in the US, a handy recap on Betting on Sports America conference, streaming deals, partnerships, eSports fund raising, eSports sponsorship numbers up from non-gaming companies, a new Formula E game that allows fans to compete against users in real time on raceday and against the virtual ghost cars of real drivers as well as rumours on a potential new strucuture for European club football competitions.
The NFL has the ability to opt out of the Sunday Ticket agreement with DirecTV at the end of the 2019 season, but AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson expects the company to maintain the exclusive rights despite reported interest from Amazon and Disney.
Full Sail University is set to open a $6m (£4.66m) esports arena next month, named The Fortress.
The University have claimed that The Fortress will be the largest esports arena on a college campus in the United States. Boasting a 500-person capacity with the ability to support 100 players at a single time.
Beyond the net positive of the additional games, a new broadcast deal is a reminder, amid the ongoing collective bargaining negotiations between the league and the WNBPA, that revenue streams have changed significantly since the two sides last agreed to a CBA, back in early 2014.
Comcast is in talks about selling its 30 percent stake in Hulu to Disney, according to a report from CNBC this morning. The discussions are still in early stages. Comcast is considering whether the timing is right for the sale, as Hulu’s valuation could still increase over time. But if Comcast is less certain about […]