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Sports Tech Live - Issue #104

Hey Sports Tech Fans, Slightly different one this week. A number of people have reached out to me in
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Hey Sports Tech Fans,
Slightly different one this week.
A number of people have reached out to me in recent weeks and some have asked to share their sports tech related news with you.
I have always wanted to include a community section in the newsletter, but it’s extremely time consuming if I have to find stories from the community myself.
So if you have something to share then please reach out and I will happily share it with the 700+ members of the community.
The community is filled with people people hyper-focused on sports tech and sports business.
To give you a sense of the types of members, they include people from sports teams, sports leagues, federations, venture capitalists, angels, esports and gaming executives, sports media, politicians, startups, Fortune 500 companies and on and on.
I wanted to share two of those with you this week.
Joe reached out from Esportudo which is a sports media company focused on delivering the best content for Latino fans. They went through the Techstars Sports Tech Accelerator in Indianapolis this past year.
Tomer from SportsTech Nation reached out as he is part of the team putting on a virtual Sports tech conference that is typically held in person in Israel. The event will run December 7th to 9th and tickets are free.
Check out the links below and please send me an email if you would like a similar shout out!
Have a great sporting weekend,
Will

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Community
Esportudo — The New Sports Culture | by Stephen Braunewell | The Buzz | Medium

Sports Tech Nation Summit 2020

Streaming Wars
Eleven Acquires Mycujoo Streaming Tech To Power Global Sports Service

Expect TV Rights Fees For Sports To Soar

Saudi Arabia set to launch sports rights media company - SportsPro Media

Canelo Alvarez becomes promotional free agent after resolving lawsuit with DAZN, Golden Boy - CBSSports.com

NBA, NHL, MLB Commissioners On COVID-19, TV Ratings, Fans In Stands & More – Deadline

Eleven Sports acquires Ligue 1 rights in Poland - Insider Sport

Golden State Warriors launch second-screen NBA draft platform - SportsPro Media

FuboTV bets on sports wagering as it reaches 455K subscribers | FierceVideo

Gambling
DAZN Names BetMGM as Exclusive Odds Provider for U.S. Boxing Broadcasts

Bayern Munich joins the blockchain-based fantasy soccer trend

DraftKings Announces Sponsorship of Gaming Innovation Studio at University of Nevada, Las Vegas Agreement gives the Company naming rights and ongoing access to local expertise and talent
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esports & Gaming
Vikkstar announced as new co-owner of CDL’s London Royal Ravens

PUBG Mobile Announces $100 Million Investment For India | AFK Gaming

The DFL and ESL embark on strategic partnership to develop the Virtual Bundesliga

OpTic Gaming is back in the hands of HECZ, the esports pioneer who never wanted to let go | Sporting News

76ers GC acquire former MVP OneWildWalnut | Reuters

76ers Gaming Club and Saint Joseph's University Announce Interactive Esports Partnership

Content
Charles Barkley Scores With TV Series ‘The Line’ to Be Unveiled at AFM (EXCLUSIVE)

Disney+ has more than 73M subscribers – TechCrunch

Marketing & Social
Triller Embraces Sports as it Looks to Challenge TikTok, Reels

TikTok says the Trump administration has forgotten about trying to ban it, would like to know what’s up - The Verge

In a push for Gen Z fans, the NFL looks for a leg up on Instagram - Sports Illustrated

Why Unilever’s Clear shampoo created a virtual football pundit for Indonesian men | The Drum

Chelsea becomes first Premier League club to partner with digital Chinese platform Weibo | Official Site | Chelsea Football Club

Kashi taps Olympian Tessa Virtue for Instagram livestream on wellness | Mobile Marketer

Partnerships
Beyonce, Peloton strike multiyear content partnership, sending exercise cycle-maker's shares higher

VR
Oculus Venues will bring Fox Sports boxing events to VR | Engadget

Women in Sport
Formula 1: W Series to support races at eight grands prix in 2021 - BBC Sport

Data
JOAO FELIX IS THE NEW FACE OF ADIDAS GMR, THE INSOLE THAT MERGES PHYSICAL FOOTBALL & DIGITAL GAMING

Google Assistant Portfolio Companies Satisfi Labs and StatMuse Partner to Provide NFL Fans Instant Answers around Stats and Player Info

PFL Partners with IBM to Enhance Real-Time Data Collection | GamblingNews

Startups
Stadia Ventures

The Brand Test is a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage
with leading sports brands around the Globe.

Deals
Sports Tech Investor DRIVE Adds CEO, Four Portfolio Companies – Sportico.com

Entercom Communications acquires QL Gaming Group in $32m deal - SBC Americas

Press Sports is a social media platform that aims to give athletes a space to showcase their clips for recruitment opportunities. It’s the scrapbooking features of Instagram and the career focus of LinkedIn, but exclusively for athletes.

Fnatic Raises $10 Million and Launches Crowdfunding to Accelerate High-Performance Esports – European Gaming Industry News

eCommerce
Inside the first-ever online Masters merchandise shop (yes, of course it’s spectacular)

ESPN Layoffs
ESPN Confirms Future Shut Down of Esports Editorial Operations – The Esports Observer|home of essential esports business news and insights

The future of ESPN after the layoffs – The Athletic

Connor Schell, ESPN's Top Content Executive, to Depart by Year's End - Variety

Election 2020
Sports Helped Shape Biden. But Expect a Quieter Fan in the White House. - The New York Times
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