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Hey Sports Tech Fans, Apologies for no newsletter on Friday last week but I will be putting it out on
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Hey Sports Tech Fans,
Apologies for no newsletter on Friday last week but I will be putting it out on Mondays for the rest of August.
A lot has happened in the last 10 days since the last newsletter.
Personally, it’s been an amazing experience putting together a new live show format on Twitch for the Champions League.
As you probably guessed by now, I love all things live streaming and fan engagement. So putting together a show with a professional sports presenter and host has been amazing. I have been producing the show as well as creating the fan engagement software.
I will share our sizzle reel as soon as it’s ready as I would love to share it with you and get your feedback.

Triller, the US based direct competitor with TikTok are moving into the sports broadcasting space with a boxing bout between Tyson and Jones Jr.
I will certainly download the app and check out what they are doing, because Triller is in an interesting place to rapidly grow given the Trump administrations position on TikTok in the US and the move into live sports is a huge move, especially given the younger demographic that use the app.
TikTok have been given until September 15th to agree a sale or divest from its US position, while the Triller bout, dubbed “Frontline Battle” was due to air on September 12th, but this has been delayed until November 28th, Thanksgiving weekend.
The fight is rumoured to be $49.99 and will be broadcast on Triller and other PPV platforms.
Will Triller users pay that much? Are they simply using it to move beyond user generated content and into the sports space?
They will also broadcast a 10 part documentary in the build up to the fight to generate hype for the fight.
Given the age of the fighters, it will likely be a glorified sparring match, but given the competitive nature of both fighters it could become a slug fest.
Jake Paul, the controversial Youtube star is also on the card, which is sure to draw the younger crowds. It could be a perfect blend of old legends and new age influencers to draw crowds both young and old.
Have a great sporting week,
Will

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Streaming Wars
Pro boxing can learn lessons from Tyson and Triller’s opportunism | SportBusiness

NBA Returns: Virtual Crowd-Noise Mix Is Complex and Authentic

NFL and Sky Sports unveil 'Sky Sports NFL' as part of five-year partnership | NFL News | Sky Sports

To broadcast games on Saturdays, NFL may need to seek permission from government

MLB Network will air three live games with three different broadcast styles this week

WNBA and Twitter extend live streaming deal - SportsPro Media

Eleven Sports Portugal extends La Liga rights |

Formula E and ProSiebenSat.1 agree German rights deal - SportsPro Media

ESPN Plus Price Increasing to $6 per Month for New Subscribers - Variety

Dan Patrick Moving Simulcast To Peacock | Barrett Sports Media

Gambling
BetMGM Enters Partnership with NASCAR, Will Expand In-Race Betting

Sportsbooks halt college football betting as season remains in flux

No Surprise Where Barstool Sportsbook Will Launch Its App First

NJ Sports Betting Sees $315M In Wagers In July As Major Leagues Return

NHL Chooses Sportradar As Gatekeeper for Official Gambling Data – Sportico.com

Monkey Knife Fight, Miami Marlins Take A Stab At Partnership

esports
Epic files suit against Apple, Google after Fortnite removal from app stores

Amazon rebrands Twitch Prime as Prime Gaming to broaden audience | VentureBeat

MLB deputy commissioner Tony Petitti leaving for video, esports company

Marketing & Social
TikTok Signs Deal With Yankees Even as Trump Threatens U.S. Ban - Bloomberg

Stadiums Across America Are Empty, So What Happens to Those Naming Rights Deals?

Deals
XFL’s New Owners The Rock, RedBird Capital See Acquisition as Option – Sportico.com

Web Retailer Fanatics Raises $350 Million Amid Rebound in IPO Market - WSJ

Hardware & Wearbles
Vuzix | Blog - Master Any Stroke with Smart Swim Goggles

NFLPA Provides WHOOP to All Active NFL Players | WHOOP

Guardian Sports » Football » Innovating products for football

Athletes
Work Out Like A Chelsea Player With The Most Advanced Football Training App Ever

Do NBA’s Two Superstars Outshine MLB’s Variety of Regional Favorites?

Morgan Stanley joins NFLPA's financial advisor network to help players manage money

Why marketability, not touchdowns, may determine college football's millionaires in name, image, likeness era - CBSSports.com

Curastory aims to help NCAA student-athletes earn money off the field | Fox Business

Covid-19
Churchill Downs will allow 23,000 fans at 2020 Kentucky Derby, shuts down infield

Big Ten and Pac-12 postpone 2020 fall sports

MLS announces schedule for 3 Canadian clubs to resume regular season in home markets | MLSsoccer.com

In new era of sports consumption without fans, it's all apologies for 'potty mouths'

Saliva-based coronavirus test funded by NBA, NBPA gets emergency authorization from FDA

Heart condition linked with COVID-19 fuels Power 5 concern about season's viability

Best of the Rest
Hitting a baseball is the hardest skill to pull off in sports. Here’s why. | Popular Science

See where AI is headed at NVIDIA GTC

NVIDIAHear from leading experts on what markets AI is going to disrupt next, attend interactive training sessions led by NVIDIA solutions architects, and network with fellow startup CEOs, VCs, and enterprise executives at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) October 5-9. The startup track will be hosted by NVIDIA Inception, an acceleration program that nurtures cutting-edge AI startups and scaleups with go-to-market support, expertise, and technology. Register for 20% off with code CMSTARTUPS.
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