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,
Another bumper week of news stories in the world of sports and tech.
I’m considering releasing the digest on a more regular basis as by the time Friday comes around the list of stories is unwieldy. This week for example we have over 70 stories which is just an information overload.
If you have any thoughts on this I would love to hear from you. Should it be daily? Monday, Wednesday and Friday?
It’s hard to curate it down as the survey highlighted a broad interest in the world of sports tech.
PS apologies again for last week’s glitch, I was pleasantly surprised that the open rate remained solid despite it being delivered 5 days late!
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ESPN+ subscribers have noticed a number of pre-roll ads running before videos in recent weeks, despite the fact that a major selling point of the app is that customers wouldn’t have to deal with constant annoying commercials.
The NFL continues to see growth when it comes to gathering a TV audience for live games. Via Austin Karp of Sports Business Journal, viewership through eight weeks in 2019 has grown by six percent over viewership through eight weeks in 2018. On all networks, NFL games are averaging roughly 16 million
DAZN, a sports streaming service owned by billionaire Len Blavatnik and led by former ESPN President John Skipper, is seeking to raise at least $500 million, according to people familiar with the matter.
What’s interesting about those deals is that they seem to overlook the internet video elephant in the room: YouTube. Most of the biggest live-streamers on the internet also post videos of their streams to the site, which nets them extra money without making them do more work. That means YouTube is the real winner of this competition for streamers. Twitch and Mixer are spending huge sums on talent like Ninja and Tfue — and YouTube is still reaping the benefits.
The staff at Deadspin, a sports news blog that also covers culture, media and politics, revolted on Tuesday after management told the site’s employees to steer clear of stories that do not have a connection to sports.
Ten years after publishing ‘The Book of Basketball,’ Bill Simmons is returning to the text to offer an updated look on how the game is played. Simmons will launch a new podcast on Tuesday called 'Book of Basketball 2.0.’
“Most of youth sports is being captured on cell phones, and our product is going to be a lot better than that. You’re going to be able to clip highlights a lot easier and really have production that looks like ESPN-type production for Johnny’s 10-year-old games.”
There were more advocacy and corporate social responsibility ads aired during the first two games of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros than any other type of ad, according to data from Advertising Analytics, a strategy firm that specializes in political and issues advertising.
The National Lacrosse League renewed its sponsorship deal with Team 22, the manufacturer of Under Armour lacrosse gear, for another three years as the league increasingly pairs with corporate partners to try to grow its revenues, and the sport, in the U.S.
Silicon Valley Exercise Analytics has received an investment from Getty Sports Science. The funds will allow the company to develop new AI-backed coaching tools for markets across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
SVEXA’s coaching platform tracks athlete performance and recovery data, and includes each athlete’s biological, physiological and psychological traits.
have formed a robust team three decades after they worked together at the NBA. The two are the leaders of Micromanagement Ventures, which provides counsel to and high-level introductions for sports tech startup founders while investing in and advising a boutique of 15 startups in their portfolio.
The IOC launched the Olympic Channel—a free OTT streaming service that provides year-round Olympic coverage—shortly after the Rio Olympics ended in 2016. Ahead of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, the Olympic Channel streamed a virtual reality series of athletes preparing for the Games.
When NASCAR holds one of its final races of the season at Texas Motor Speedway next weekend, several of the cars will feature components that were made by a 3D printer. The same will be true of next year’s America’s Cup, which will see the debut of the fastest-ever catamaran, the AC75. Printed parts are no longer a hypothetical in sports: they’re making their way onto the fields of play
As a lawyer and key figure in pushing Florida’s Student Athlete Achievement Act, Darren Heitner says that it is irresponsible to claim that the NCAA’s names, images and likenesses announcement will allow athletes to profit.
At the center of the conversation about brain health and CTE is a debate about the efficacy of helmets: can they protect not just the skull from fractures but also shield the brain from short-term injuries and long-term neurocognitive diseases?
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR and Golfbreaks are joining forces to offer avid golf fans a better solution to booking golf vacations at over 2,500 destinations throughout Europe and North America under the “Golfbreaks by PGA TOUR” brand.