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Streaming Wars
SEC, ESPN strike 10-year deal for college football, basketball starting in 2024

Niche Sports Streaming Service Expands While Giants Retrench - Bloomberg

In blow to UFC, judge certifies class of fighters suing for bigger revenue cut

ELEVEN Belgium secures 5 year LaLiga rights extension | Digital Sport

Gambling
Why Barstool, MGM Could Be Big Winners With Michigan Online Sports Betting | Benzinga

esports & Gaming
MotoGP introduces new eSports Indonesian Series starting 2021

Peter Moore veers back into games as board member at sports game maker Nifty Games | VentureBeat

Ultimate Gaming League and Antares Gaming Launch Inaugural Gaming Franchises Led and Owned by Current and Former NFL Players

Rower Jason Osborne wins men's eSports World Championships - Cycling Weekly

Content
A definitive guide to the business of sports podcasting in 2020 - SportsPro Media

By analysing data, LaLiga can determine which players, clubs and stories fans in different territories want to see.
There has been significant investment in gaming to ensure engagement continues all week long and outside of matchdays.

BBC Global news and Formula E partner to bring fan stories to life in new online films - automobilsport.com

NBA G League, Overtime Develop Partnership to Give Fans Daily Digital Content

Data
‘Gain a connection of higher value’: Why average revenue per user stats could hold the key to mega sports franchises’ commercial future

Data Monetization Trend to Bring Revenue in 2021, Deloitte Says

FanGraphs: From ‘super nerd’ site to the baseball mainstream – The Athletic

Athlete Startups
Carmelo Anthony Launches Basketball Coaching Platform | SLAM

Former NFL Star DeMarcus Ware Launches Fitness App: Driven To Win

Deals
Manhattan Beach startup Skills Annex Inc., doing business as The Skills, announced Dec. 4 that it had raised $5 million in seed funding for a newly launched online sports education platform.

LeBron’s Ladder fitness company acquired by OpenFit

Sports Card Boom: Kevin Durant Latest to Invest with StarStock Round – Sportico.com

Rokit Venturi Racing Formula E team sold to US investor group - SportsPro Media

Wearables
Powered by Apple Watch, Fitness+ Builds a Virtual Home Gym - WSJ

Apple Fitness+: The future of fitness launches December 14 - Apple

Wizards Rookie Deni Avdija’s Path To NBA Paved With Israeli Technology

Player Health
40 ex-footballers ready to sue the Football Association for dementia-related negligence

Steve Thompson in group of ex-rugby union internationals to sue for brain damage - BBC Sport

Women in Sport
The data revolution is making its way to women’s baseball - Lookout Landing

Stevenage: Burger King sponsor women's team on same terms as men's - BBC Sport

AI
How AI Pattern Recognition Evolved From Mice, Monkeys and Soccer Players

Olympics
Olympics Add Breakdancing, Skateboarding & More for 2024 in Paris - Thrillist
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