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Hey Sports Tech Fans, Another rollercoaster of a week in 2020. Covid-19 headlines have made way for
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Hey Sports Tech Fans,
Another rollercoaster of a week in 2020.
Covid-19 headlines have made way for George Floyd headlines and the protests that have accompanied the shocking news.
It feels a bit strange talking about the return of sports when the world is in such an upheaval, medically, politically & socially.
The words of rapper Killer Mike, sum it up best for me and I’ll leave it there for this week.
Will

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George Floyd: Killer Mike Makes Emotional Speech About Protests | NowThis
George Floyd: Killer Mike Makes Emotional Speech About Protests | NowThis
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Streaming Wars
How Free Premier League Matches On Sky Sports, BBC And Amazon Prime Could Change TV Landscape

WWE Launches Free Version of Streaming Network (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter

FA Threatens Legal Action Against Saudi-Owned Channel For Illegal Broadcast Of Newcastle Matches

Gambling
Fox Ups Stake In Flutter, Online Gaming Power - 06/01/2020

“If you’re trying to turn a profit, you don’t have to bet what the public is talking about, what all these shows are talking about, what everybody’s advising you to bet,” he says. And because his podcast isn’t about a game two days later, unlike most sports betting rival offerings, it has longevity and relevance months later.
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esports
Apple's Beats by Dr. Dre turns to esports, with NBA sidelined | Ad Age

Content
Facebook’s New App Wants Sports Fans Looking at Their Mobile Phones

DC United enlist Grabyo for Covid-19 digital content boost - SportsPro Media

Tiger Woods docuseries coming to HBO in fall - Reuters

The ESPYS Are Going Virtual And The Hosts Are Too

Marketing & Social
The Bundesliga offers sponsors and broadcasters a sanitized glimpse as to how sports will restart

Nike calls on America to confront racism in new video | Marketing Dive

Bloackchain & Crypto
CryptoKitties developer launches NBA TopShot, a new blockchain-based collectible collab with the NBA – TechCrunch

Covid-19
Battle of the Brits: Jamie and Andy Murray to compete in six-day event | TENNIS.com - Live Scores, News, Player Rankings

La Liga may use virtual fans to 'fill' empty stadiums on broadcasts - Sports Illustrated

A Danish Soccer Team Invited 10,000 Fans to a Zoom Watch Party - The New York Times

Shut out at Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR fans set up camp next door - The Washington Post

George Floyd
Pro Sports Can Tackle The Racism That Led To George Floyd’s Death

Athletes Invoke Colin Kaepernick in Response to George Floyd Protests - The New York Times

Blackout Tuesday: Entertainment Companies Take Time To Reflect, Explore Ways To Provoke Change In Response To George Floyd Death – Update

As George Floyd protests continue, figures in the sports world share their support - The Boston Globe

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