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Quick newsletter this week, but there is an absolute ton of stories below to keep you up to date in the world of Sports Tech and the industries that surround it.
Have a great sporting weekend,
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The PGA Tour is seeking a new media-rights deal with a big increase in fees and a dedicated golf channel, and has drawn interest from suitors including AT&T Inc., Fox Corp., Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN and Amazon.com Inc.
TV station giant Sinclair Broadcast Group completed its $10.6 billion deal to acquire 21 regional Fox Sports networks that Walt Disney agreed to sell to get regulatory approval for its $71.3 billion acquisition of large parts of 21st Century Fox.
NBC Sports has inked a four-year deal to air the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on its platforms through 2023. The World Rugby Sevens is an annual series of seven-a-side tournaments featuring the national teams from 17 countries. The deal will provide more than 300 hours of programming on NBCSN, Olympic Channel, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com and the Olympic Channel app. It will also be available with a subscription to streaming platform NBC Sports Gold.
Rick Fox’s confrontations with partners at his e-sports venture, Echo Fox, continue to heat up as the partners this week sent a “for cause removal notice” and on Friday filed a temporary restraining order against the former NBA All-Star.
Sky Sports has made a surprise play this season, putting Premier League highlights on YouTube for free shortly after matches end. In sharing its coveted rights with a third-party platform, is the pay-TV provider conceding to the growing obsolescence of its subscription business model?
Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg surpassed 100 million YouTube subscribers on Saturday, becoming the first individual creator to do so after Bollywood channel T-Series. Many creators celebrated his accomplishment.
A new startup created by a former Google research and development lead and researchers from MIT Media Lab can track the movement of the body with astonishing levels of detail. In doing so, it could be used to help diagnose diseases or monitor elite athletes in training. Here’s how it works.
The sports world will never be the same now that the Associated Press has tapped Data Skrive, a Seattle-based artificial intelligence (AI) startup to be its “preferred platform for automated sports and gambling content.” Data Skrive CEO Brad Weitz explains what this AI infiltration means for sports journalism.
After prohibiting the use of electronic data transmission to benches during college basketball games, the NCAA has granted a waiver to the Mountain West Conference to allow for analytics to be delivered to coaches and players in real-time beginning this season.
Spanish clubs process transfers through the LaLiga Manager app with a set of financial controls that are unique in world football. By following financial controls clubs can continue growth without spending beyond their means.
The United States Tennis Association shortchanged New York City more than $311,000 by not reporting at least $31 million of revenue it took in at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, which is the venue for the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament beginning next week, according to an audit released Thursday.
Empathy isn’t one of football’s commanding virtues. You don’t play because you care about the other guy’s pain. You play because you want to crush him. Same goes for watching—either you disconnect from the consequences, or you can’t really enjoy it.