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Another bumper week as the Rugby World Cup kicked off in Japan.
The podcast will be coming out on Fridays again after a failed experiment to publish it on Mondays.
The first of our interviews for the podcast will drop next week to coincide with the first NFL game in the UK’s new home for American Football, the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. I sat down with Jamie King from the NFLUK and had a great chat on the future of the sport in the UK and in international markets as well as discussing the major trends we have been discussing here since the start of the year.
Episode 7 is out now and you can find this and the future interview series here:
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ESPN’s former chief John Skipper, now running a global streaming service focused on sports, remains bullish on the future of national cable services like those run by his former employer. But he is pessimistic about regional sports channels, those broadcasting local baseball and other sports, …
For years, former San Diego Chargers team doctor David Chao has been giving instant injury analysis to NFL fans around the world. Tweeting under the moniker @ProFootballDoc, Chao spends every Sunday dissecting replays and interpreting injuries for his nearly 150,000 followers.
For many, especially on my side of the pond, the Super Bowl is the sporting highlight of the year. The biggest tournament in the United States reaches its climactic finale with audiences across the world tuning in for a clash of the titans. Or at least in principle. Instead of touchdowns galore, 2019 Super Bowls fans were rewarded with the lowest ever score – a match dubbed a ‘snooze fest’ by media.
Wisehockey and Kontitental Hockey League (KHL) have started league-wide collaboration by signing a six-year contract. The automatic real-time sport analytics platform has been part of all KHL games since the first match of the season on September 1. Over a thousand digitalized matches will be played in KHL in 2019–2020.
49ers and Foxconn industrial internet (Fii) announced a major, multi-year partnership that immediately rebrands several prominent locations within Levi’s® Stadium and sets forth a multi-year plan to integrate ground-breaking technologies.
The Buffalo Bills don’t want to let drunken “knucklehead” fans spoil the undefeated team’s home opener. Team officials and local cops are taken drastic steps ready for Sunday’s home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, with 300 police officers being joined by another 300 private security guards.
In June of 2018, The Athletic announced the site had hit 100,000 subscribers. This news came on the heels of the company raising a staggering $20 million round of venture capital funding, which I covered in detail. Then, The Athletic went dark for over 400 days and provided no updates on its subscriber growth.
With a vision to be the most important sports technology and human performance platform in the region, Varcis Capital, Asia’s first sports technology investment and advisory house has been launched in Hong Kong.
Spencer Dinwiddie expects his plan to monetize part of his contract into a digital investment vehicle will go through, with the NBA and Players Association approving it. Or more accurately, the Nets guard is confident they can’t stop it.
Rick Welts, the Golden State Warriors’ President and COO, sat down for an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle to discuss the many challenges encountered while building the team’s new Chase Center arena.
There was limited time to interview Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer last week, so I made sure to ask the veteran sports journalists about becoming the first all-female duo to call an entire NFL game; what it’s like doing play-by-play and color commentary for Amazon’s Thursday Night Football streams.
How do you sell veggie burgers as the new Gatorade—performance boosters that taste great? Beyond Meat’s answer was to sign on stars like Chris Paul and Kyrie Irving as investors and “ambassadors.” With the company booming, it’s not only the food industry that’s changing but also the NBA.