Hey Sports Tech Fans,
Small update on the sportstech.live website: it’s back live! The irony of making a website live and then having it fall over inside 24 hours due to traffic, is not lost on me!
One of my quarantine goals was to create a website and get something out there so I thought a website for this fine community to keep its finger on the pulse on a daily basis was a good idea! It still is a good idea but I wish I knew then what I know now in terms of scaling a site in the cloud!
Anyway as sports continue to get cancelled, return and planning to return we are in a situation where things are changing quite rapidly and teams, leagues and sports are operating with different ideas and strategies.
The Premier League is scheduled to return on June 17th for example, while the Bundesliga has already returned.
The kick off times seem a little strange to me as I was hoping to tune in to Dortmund v Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening, but when I tuned in, it was already over!
Are they doing it to maximise their viewership around the world? Still early enough for the Asian market (just about at 1.30am) and as the west coast of the US is coming online (9.30am) that would be my guess!
I was disappointed to miss out on the action but more so that I missed the new stats that AWS unveiled, more on that below.
At the start of the year I had a couple of pieces on piracy in sports and its impact. Now the WTO have deemed Saudi back BeoutQ sports behind major piracy violations which threatens to bring down the Saudi £300 million deal to acquire Newcastle United.
There is a lot more to play out here but piracy could be dealt a major blow if the Saudis agree to stamp it out on their turf.
I finally finished The Last Dance and it certainly lived up to the billing. It is now the benchmark for sports documentaries and I can imagine a lot more will be given the green-light as it proved to be so valuable.
If you want more Jordan content Vice have a documentary below on the rise of his sneaker brand to become such a cultural phenom!
Have a great sporting weekend,