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Sports Tech Live - Issue #106

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Sports Tech Live
All your Sports Tech news in one place, covering topics like AR/VR, Data Analytics, eSports, Live Streaming, Sports Betting, Wearables, etc.
Hey Sports Tech Fans,
Happy thanksgiving to my American friends!
It’s been a quieter week this week as a result, so I will keep this weekend’s one extremely short.
If you are looking for something to read I would highly recommend getting SporTechX’s Football Tech report which launched this week.
They will also be running a webinar that will dissect the report and offer a great insight in the the world of football next week on the 3rd of December.
Next week is also WebSummit which will be a very different affair from the usual festival of technology it usually is in Lisbon.
I spoke with Darren Cleary who heads up their Sports Summit, so check out the video below.
The long reads below is an excellent piece from the Washington Post on Sports’ problem with Gen Z as more and more potential fans are looking for more engagement and entertainment than watching a game.
The trends are very clear in the rise of gaming, TikTok, Twitch, etc. which are in direct competition with sports for attention amongst Gen Z and whatever the generation after them will be called.
Have a great sporting weekend,
Will

Football Tech Report
SportsTech Radar: Football | SportsTechX
FootballTech Report - SportsTechX
WebSummit
Book your ticket to Web Summit | Lisbon | December 2-4
Darren Cleary WebSummit
Darren Cleary WebSummit
Streaming Wars
Can live stream gaming platforms hold onto their momentum? | Kairos Media | Open Mic | The Drum
Premier League festive schedule: How to follow on TV & who gets least rest - BBC Sport
True Geordie announces move to Twitch-Liam Gunning | This Is Local London
NFL Sunday Ticket likely to be primarily a streaming offer in next cycle, says report - SportsPro Media
Triller Using Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. Pay-Per-View to Launch Premium Live Events Business
How Syracuse University Students Call Digital-Only Games From the Comfort of Home
Gambling
BetMGM teams up with Pittsburgh Steelers - CalvinAyre.com
Liga MX onboards Genius Sports for data and betting briefs - SportsPro Media
Stats Perform and GVC betting firm sign exclusive WTA data deal - SportsPro Media
esports & Gaming
Epic Games Expands NFL Partnership to Include Both Fortnite and Rocket League – The Esports Observer|home of essential esports business news and insights
Marseille make first esports move with Antoine Griezmann’s FIFA team - SportsPro Media
SwordArt Signs 2 Year $6 Million to be the next TSM Support
Nintendo vs Smash esports: organisers and content creators reveal company's mistreatment of the scene
PUBG Mobile Tournaments Plan to Have a Pool of $14 Million - PLAY4UK
UFC
It’s OFFICIAL 🗣

Join us for the launch of the first UFC eSports League this SUNDAY!

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Content
TwogHub | Brazil's New Esports TV: Loading
Nitro Circus and Street League Skateboarding to headline new Thrill One Network - SportsPro Media
Ford, Eurosport digital content partnership |
At The Ringer, Staff Writers Say They Are Second-String - The New York Times
Partnerships
How Leeds United's new partnership with Jay-Z's Roc Nation will help them become a global brand - Leeds Live
Hyperice lands NFL deal as it moves closer to a $1 billion valuation
Los Angeles Football Club Partners With Postmates To Bring LAFC Gear Right To Fans' Doorsteps
Formula E to hold its first-ever night races in Saudi Arabia - Formula E - Autosport
Deals
No Google-Fitbit merger without human rights remedies, says Amnesty to EU – TechCrunch
Serie A accepts CVC-led €1.7bn bid to move closer to private equity investment - SportsPro Media
Thuzio Acquires Robin
Appointments
Hacks
Manchester United are being held to RANSOM for millions of pounds by cyberhackers | Daily Mail Online
Long Reads
Sports has a Gen Z problem. The pandemic may accelerate it. - The Washington Post
Maradona
At Large | Diego Maradona was from another time but still defines the sporting experience - SportsPro Media
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