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Hey Sports Tech Fans,
Short one this week as I have been super busy.
I am working on improving the newsletter and streamlining it to make it as efficient as possible.
It takes quite a bit of time to curate all the stories so I hope you appreciated the effort it requires.
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A group of tennis stars, including Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, will square off with and against NFL players and celebrities in a livestreamed Mario Tennis Aces tournament on Nintendo Switch.The “Stay at Home Slam” will take place Sunday at 4 p.m.
Facebook has made its biggest move yet in the lucrative world of live game streaming with the launch of its new ‘Gaming’ app on the Android Play Store. With ample opportunities to monetise, I’m going to go out on a limb and say this will be one of the apps Facebook has created in the last 10 years that may be successful.
We’d like to introduce you to Pros vs. Plebs, a unique livestream experience that sees you and your friends try to take down some of Rainbow Six Siege’s greatest players in a best of seven. Pros vs. Plebs will be streamed live across theScore esports’ Twitch page and YouTube channel from 3 p.
By Staff Writer Warning that “things will not be as they were before,” the head of the Olympic movement has suggested that when the coronavirus pandemic finally subsides, it might leave behind a world with fewer big-time sports events.And maybe more esports.
Without any games or live events, New Orleans’ most notable sports teams have rolled out a new daily social media content series that is helping to keep the teams top of mind with fans. Called #HomeTeamTV and spread across the workweek, both the Pelicans and Saints are releasing content geared to be fun and interactive for fans. The teams have some natural ability to work together: they’re both owned by Gayle Benson, which has enabled them to work more together
There may not be any live sports programming on television, but sports publishers need something to publish. So many have turned to user-generated clips of amateur athletes sourced from platforms like Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
Instagram is today launching a new way for users to fundraise for nonprofits via Instagram Live, amid the coronavirus pandemic. While the company had already offered Donation Stickers for the use in Stories, the new Live Donations feature will allow anyone to create fundraisers while live streaming, either alone or with others for a sort […]
The N.W.H.L. announced a new Toronto franchise with all-female leadership. While many professional sports leagues have paused operations during the coronavirus pandemic, the National Women’s Hockey League is forging ahead with ambitious plans for growth.
South Korea’s top men’s professional soccer league, the K League, has partnered with AI-powered video production platform WSC Sports to enhance the league’s digital content offerings. The deal marks the Tel-Aviv-based WSC Sports’ first with a Korean sports league.
The entertainment, sports and fashion giant Endeavor is seeking to raise $250 million by June to help soften the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Post reported. Endeavor was expecting a $150 million dividend payment from the Ultimate Fighting Championship – which it owns half of – only to have the UFC cancel its events and payout because of the outbreak. Endeavor’s operations also include entertainment agency WME, Professional Bull Riders, artist management agency The Wall Group, EuroLeague […]
Premier League clubs remain committed to finishing the 2019/20 season, but this will only be possible if neutral venues are used to play the remaining fixtures. The ‘Project Restart’ document was top of the agenda in the latest conference call on Friday, which all 20 clubs attended.
For the first time since 1945, there will be no Wimbledon this year. And there’s no guarantee that the coronavirus pandemic won’t yet cancel the U.S. Open, scheduled to start in late August, and the French Open, which was postponed from May to September. If the rest of the 2020 tennis season is abandoned altogether, […]
The NFL’s first virtual draft went off looking pretty effortless (unless you happen to be Roger Goodell’s armchair) and with some interesting surprises. We start our breakdown of the draft by talking about the Green Bay Packers’ selection of Utah State QB Jordan Love. On the surface, it makes sense to grab a backup for […]