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Hey Sports Tech Fans,
A bumper week as we saw the return of Champions League and Europa League action from the world of soccer.
I had an action packed week at IBC 2019, where the worlds of media, entertainment, sports, broadcast, eSports and many more gathered for a showcase of the latest and great technology and networking of the industry professionals that make up the world of entertainment.
I got to speak with and interview some amazing people with stunning insights into the future of the world of Sports Tech. These will be available in the coming weeks. Subscribe here: https://open.spotify.com/show/5Y4GO4HON4E2JTodXcP5a5?si=WU2osWPJQPysNwCH-roZtw
Have a great sporting weekend.
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Chicago is undeniably a sports town. But it’s also a sports-tech town, as it’s home to major sports technology companies like STATS, Zebra Technologies and Vivid Seats. Chicago is also home to Sportvision, a graphics company best known for inventing the yellow first down marker in football broadcasts.
Viacom and CBS aim to prosper in the streaming arena by covering both ends of the marketplace, blending Viacom’s focus on ad-supported platforms with CBS’ strong head start on subscribers for CBS All Access and Showtime.
Jimmy Pitaro, a seasoned digital executive who has been president of ESPN for the past year and a half, offered a predictably upbeat assessment of the Disney unit in an appearance Thursday at the Paley Center.
Football fans who want to watch the NFL in public now have yet another option, and this one will (in theory, at least) be cheaper than a sports bar. AMC has announced that select theaters across the country will be airing select NFL games this season.
The NBA 2K League announced Thursday afternoon the disqualification of Heat Check Gaming’s Basil “24K Dropoff” Rose from all league competitions and team participation. The disqualification came after Rose was caught providing insider information to an acquaintance for sports-betting purposes.
Strike up the band: HBO Sports’ acclaimed reality franchise is going to school for the first time with 24/7 College Football, a four-part docuseries narrated by Ray Donovan‘s Liev Schreiber that kicks off October 2 on HBO.
Former San Antonio Spurs player and NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson and his son, David Robinson Jr., launched a podcast called “The Fundamentals” on Thursday. The podcast will feature Robinson speaking from the perspective of a Navy veteran, education philanthropist and investor.
The entertainment and sports media company Whistle and the digital content studio OTRO have announced a multi-year commercial partnership. Together, the two companies will collaborate on programming strategy, co-creating premium original content and developing experiential activations.
Procter & Gamble’s Secret deodorant will spend $200,000 to buy 9,000 tickets to National Women’s Soccer League games in September and October as part of the brand’s growing effort to support equal pay and opportunity for women’ soccer players.
Technology provider Deltatre has won the bid to power Major League Baseball’s (MLB) content management system (CMS). The Bruin Sports Capital-owned company will deploy its technology across the league’s nearly 300 digital destinations, including the flagship MLB.
The 2018/19 Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur broke records for the most social media interactions for any sporting event in 2019, with over 1bn fans getting involved online.
Money is a focus as the U.S. women’s national team alleges unfair pay Advertisers shelled out almost $100 million on U.S. TV commercials in and around the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, exceeding expectations.
In an off-season marked by big moves by some of its biggest stars, the NBA is flexing its marketing muscles and showing why it continues to outperform all other sports leagues when it comes to social media.
In America, the conventional wisdom of how to live healthily is full of axioms that long ago shed their origins. Drink eight glasses of water a day. Get eight hours of sleep. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Two thousand calories a day is normal.
Fanatics has hired Nike’s corporate audit and chief risk officer, Michener Chandlee, who’s been with the athletic apparel giant for more than a decade, to become its chief financial officer, succeeding Lauren Cooks Levitan, CNBC has learned.
Kodai Senga’s 12-strikeout no-hitter on the night of Sept. 6 was more than just a historic moment — it was the first of his career and the first since the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks franchise relocated to Kyushu from Osaka in 1988 — for the ace pitcher.
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is planning to turn his contract into a digital investment vehicle and receive an upfront lump payment, The Athletic has learned, an unprecedented move for an NBA player.
A state senator from Brooklyn is aiming to make New York the first state to require colleges to pay student-athletes directly.Sen. Kevin Parker proposed a new bill earlier this week that would give college athletes the right to sell the rights to their own names, images and likenesses.
Nashville is getting more than just the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Awards banquet and show in December. The announcement came in the spring that the awards show was moving from Las Vegas to Music City Center on Dec. 5.
Paul Pierce lit up the NBA as an all-star for 19 years. Now he’s co-founder and CEO of The Truth CBD Remedies and the Vesper One vape available on Eaze Wellness. But it hasn’t all been a smooth ride for Pierce.
Using the formidable promotional power of the National Football League Fox on Sunday announced that there would be a draft to select the performers for Friday Night SmackDown, which moves to Fox this season, and USA Network’s long-running Raw.
TORONTO – The Raptors say a new line of team-branded hijabs is part of an effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures. The team’s parent company, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, unveiled the Nike Pro hijabs emblazoned with the team logo in a social media post Friday.
The NFL season is in full swing, and Jordan Brand has prepared some special footwear for their American football athletes, as players have started to receive a PE-edition Air Jordan 12 that’s inspired by the gridiron but designed for the streets.
This story appears in the Sept. 9, 2019, issue of Sports Illustrated. For more great storytelling and in-depth analysis, subscribe to the magazine and get up to 94% off the cover price. Click here for more.