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Hey Sports Tech Fans,
The sporting world is starting to come back to life with a number of sports now returning to training in groups as well as playing live games. Others are on the way back as plans are released of how they will make that possible and in a safe manner.
As some of you probably know I let you know that the SportsTech.Live website was up and running in beta and I was eagerly awaiting some feedback from this awesome community!
But…. the site crashed less than 24 hours after I sent last week’s newsletter, which is great to see enough support to take down the site, but it’s bad news as I haven’t had the time yet to bring it back up and I’m a noob when it comes to AWS server stuff!
Hopefully I will have time over the weekend to get it back up and running and ready for feedback next week!
I will be sure to add enough resources to take the traffic!
Have a great sporting weekend!
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Media industry observers have hailed live sports as the “glue” holding the traditional pay-TV ecosystem together amid the proliferation of on-demand streaming content in recent years. Now, with most major sports properties sidelined due to the coronavirus pandemic, that theory is being put to the test.
Telia-owned TV4 Media has followed up last week’s acquisition of UEFA Champions League rights from next year by extending its current rights to top-tier Spanish football. The Swedish broadcaster has acquired LaLiga rights until the end of the 2025-26 season in both Sweden and Finland.
The lack of low-latency streaming in sports betting causes billions in lost handle, according to Jed Corenthal of Phenix. Corenthal, the chief marketing officer of the real-time streaming technology platform, said current live streaming is much different than real-time streaming.
William Hill said on Friday it is counting on the return of Germany’s Bundesliga and horseracing in the UK to turn the odds in its favour, and that it expects a lower hit to core earnings from coronavirus-led disruptions which have cancelled sports events and shut its betting shops.
Bill Simmons sold The Ringer to Spotify at an interesting time — on the eve of a pandemic. With sports gone for the moment, Simmons talks about the future podcasting, Spotify, sports, Apple, ESPN, and more in this wide-ranging interview.
When Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced in late March that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics had been postponed until next year, the International Olympic Committee’s 14 global sponsors faced an unusual marketing decision: Simply put the campaigns they worked on for the past two years in a drawer, ready to be opened again in 2021; or to adapt their plans but continue promoting their official Olympic partner status.
Social media app TikTok’s decision to hire Disney veteran Kevin Mayer as its CEO “speaks more to a company looking to join the ranks of the media establishment rather than break them,” says Evercore ISI analyst Kevin Rippey.
It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for augmented reality and a future AR-focused headset. Apple is practically building the platform for its future headset out in the open with ARKit. What’s new is that Apple is believed to be in the process of acquiring a California-based virtual reality company called NextVR, 9to5Mac has learned.
Team Whistle, a digital media company known for its sports and entertainment programming on social platforms, has acquired the marketing firm Tiny Horse, partly to capture more business from intensely competitive video streaming services.
Facebook has announced that it’s buying the popular GIF-making website Giphy in a deal reportedly worth $400 million. The company plans to integrate Giphy’s library into its apps and services, including Instagram.
Shortly before the pandemic struck, two dozen Vicon Vantage motion capture cameras and several iPads ringed a spring training mound. Taking turns on the rubber were three pitchers with notable injury histories and several Blue Trident sensors strapped around their chests, shoulders and elbows.
Strava, the ride-tracking application for cyclists and runners, has made a number of changes to its free service – now, users will have to pay a subscription for features such as leaderboards and segment analysis, and many are not happy with the decision. In a blog post the complany explained that while the “Top 10 view” remains free for all users, overall segment leaderboards