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Sports Tech Live - Issue #124

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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,
Techstars SportsTech has expanded to a third city after Techstars and Minnesota Twins agreed to a 3-year deal to run a sports tech-focused accelerator. It joins Indianapolis and Melbourne as 3 cities that Techstars operates a sports tech accelerator, long may the expansion continue!
Applications will be accepted from May this year and the first program will launch in November 2021!
Have a great sporting weekend,
Will

Techstars SportsTech
Streaming Wars
Dish Network Lawsuit: Dish sues fitness giants Peloton, Lululemon and Icon over streaming technology | Fortune
D.C. United strikes broadcasting deal with NBC Sports Washington - The Washington Post
Inside Amazon’s plan to transform the sports broadcasting world
Tencent snaps up Chinese Super League domestic rights in 'CH¥240m' deal - SportsPro Media
2022 World Cup rights secured by Rai in Italy - SportsPro Media
Gambling
NFL announces its first-ever U.S. sportsbook partnerships — with Caesars, DraftKings and FanDuel - MarketWatch
Chicago Fire to launch gambling awareness sessions via Epic & Entain - CasinoBeats
The PGA Tour announces it will open its own sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale, operated by DraftKings | Golf News and Tour Information | Golf Digest
ESPN Readies NBA Basketball ‘BetCast’ for Fans of Sports Wagering (EXCLUSIVE)
Sportradar partners with Churchill Downs’ TwinSpires brand | SportBusiness
esports & Gaming
Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Jim Solbakken become ULTI Agency owners - Esports Insider
How to become a professional gamer: the truth behind the success
BLAST Premier secures eight media rights deals - Esports Insider
Excedrin partners with Nadeshot to battle gaming headaches - Esports Insider
Epic Games valued at US$28.7bn after US$1bn funding round - SportsPro Media
Content
Serena Williams Strikes First-Look TV Deal With Amazon Studios, Sets Docuseries On Professional & Personal Life
WynnBET teams with Minute Media to grow sports related content - SBC Americas
Social
Florida State Adds INFLCR Into Teamworks Deal Ahead of NIL Changes – Sportico.com
Deals
Cavs' Gilbert acquires minority share of former owner Gund
Waud Capital strikes deal for sports management company | PitchBook
Alex Rodriguez and partner finalizing deal for Timberwolves and Lynx - The Washington Post
NBA stars John Wall, Carmelo Anthony invest in cannabis company LEUNE
Partnerships
VfL Wolfsburg to become official kit sponsor of US soccer team Chattanooga FC | SportBusiness
MLS strikes Procter & Gamble deal worth ‘US$80m to US$100m’ - SportsPro Media
Data
Braking Performance first of six new F1 Insights Powered by AWS graphics set to debut in 2021 | Formula 1®
The Connected Golfer: How to utilize new range technology that tracks shots, gathers data
Startups
Coyotes and ASU Launch Pitch Competition Supporting Sports Tech Startups | NHL.com
Crypto
Oakland A's Discuss Paying Player Salaries in Crypto
SeatGeek Has NFT Prototype, In Talks to Roll Out With NFL, NBA Teams – Sportico.com
Topps rolling out first MLB baseball card NFT collection - SportsPro Media
Women in Sport
Why growth of women’s sports coverage and advertiser interest is bogged down by small steps forward
Olympics
2020 Tokyo Olympics: 100 days out, uncertainty and hope abound for 'uniquely challenging' Games – The Athletic
Best of the Rest
Houston Rockets Investigating Cyber Attack 'From a Relatively New Ransomware Group' | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Everton FC plans to strengthen the club's global following with the next phase of its international growth strategy - The Guide Liverpool
The Future of Skiing Is Digital and Diverse, Says Vail CEO Rob Katz - Bloomberg
Covid 19
Britain's leading sport bodies, including Premier League, back Covid passports for return of fans - Eurosport
Techstars Startup Digest Sports Tech Live is curated by:
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