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What a crazy week we had in the Champions League, no big VAR calls this week but stunning comebacks that create emotional stories on both sides.
The podcast of the week is Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. CEO Christopher Ripley on Bloomberg Business of Sport to discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including his company’s $10.6 billion purchase of 21 regional sports networks from Disney. It’s the bottom story.
When Maximum Security was disqualified after crossing the line first in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, it cost those who bet on him approximately $9 million, according to statistics provided by online horse racing site TwinSpires.com.
NBCUniversal is launching a new feature it hopes will increase conversion rates for advertisers. Called ShoppableTV, it displays QR codes during specific moments in TV shows and take viewers directly to e-commerce sites once scanned. The company says this is the first time QR codes have been used on national TV to drive direct sales. […]
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc would consider teaming up with Amazon.com Inc and other tech giants to offer live sports, its chief told Reuters, fresh from announcing a $9.6 billion deal (7.4 billion pounds) to buy Disney’s regional sports networks. On Friday, Sinclair announced a deal to buy Walt
The English Premier League, which features global soccer brands such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool, has selected Genius Sports Group to exclusively collect and distribute its data to betting companies worldwide.
Launched in 2015, the platform plans to change the traditional sports betting market. Two English soccer club sponsorship activations later and over 300,000 traders, founder Adam Cole explains what is next for the platform.
In 1927, Charles Brannock, the son of a local shoe company owner in Syracuse, N.Y., invented the Brannock Device. The steel measurement tool with five scales has been the most effective way in the U.S. to find an accurate shoe size.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Christopher Ripley joins Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams to discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports, including his company’s $10.6 billion purchase of 21 regional sports networks from Disney. The price for the RSNs, as they’re called, was well below what analysts initially expected them to fetch. Disney had to unload the properties as part of its already-completed acquisition of 21st Century Fox Inc.’s e