Golf Channel and NBCUniversal announced two new business today deals in Japan as the buildup for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo continues. Arnold Palmer, co-founder of Golf Channel over two decades ago would be proud of this innovative NBCU International Distribution of the game he helped pioneer as a top PGA golfer. The strategic agreements are aimed at the younger Japanese demographics in the 18-34 year old range through an OTT digital platform on AbemaTV, Inc., and a partnership with linear TV platform WOWOW featuring LPGA and European Tour coverage...Read More
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Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success book and his life teachings are now available in a 10-module course. The family of the former UCLA basketball coaching legend did their due diligence and decided to partner with SUCCESS Academy to make it so. The launch in November, 2016 of the digital learning course allows college hoops fans all over the world to learn from this adored and respected sports figure responsible for a record 10 NCAA men’s championships...Read More
IBM Interconnect Hybrid Cloud, Mobile And Sports Tech
IBM Interconnect 2016 is the premier cloud and mobile business conference hosted in Las Vegas by the MGM Resorts at the Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand. I was asked by IBM’s Global Technology Solutions (GTS) to be one of three social media influencers covering this event of 24,000 attendees looking for ways to improve their businesses together with IBM. The Sports Techie community blog was was a host of the IBM Sports and Entertainment Global Consortium Twitter Chat last month. Thus far, the experience as a fan of IBM here at #ibminterconnect has been amazing because of the engaging people, compelling content and amazing exhibitors...
Ephesus LED Lighting Present And Earth Day 2016 KW And CO2 Saving Estimates For Sports Venues
Ephesus Lighting has made their ecological mark from Syracuse, NY on the country and globe in 2015 by saving 45 million KW of energy and 34,000 tons of CO2 emissions created by sport facilities that installed and operate their LED fixtures and lights. Whether you want to admit it or not, the world’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate causing shortages of water, melting of glaciers and unpredictable super weather systems that cause billions of dollars in infrastructure destruction and unfortunate deaths. The Sports Techie community blog respects their corporate sustainability agend...Read More
Kei Nishikori Play Tests Wilson’s “The Burn” Racket And The Court Can’t Contain Him
Wilson Tennis and Japanese superstar, Kei Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open winner, have partnered up on “The Burn” racket. Because of his baseline dominance, this new performance racket was launched together with a funny YouTube video on the Wilson Tennis channel. The Sports Techie blog loves to cover tennis sports technology products and stories for our readers and followers who love the game as players, coaches and fans like we do.
Wilson Burn Racket Test, with Kei Nishikori
As you view the video advert, notice Kei play testing the ...
Center Court Marketing, The All Everything Tennis Digital Business Solution Launches In Austin
The tennis Industry is undergoing a much needed business upgrade and Center Court Marketing recently launched out of Austin, Texas to fill the needs of companies, players and schools that need help with their digital assets. By providing both digital and traditional marketing services, this startup ramped up in a little over four weeks’ time as a division of Workhorse Digital...Read More
Changing Of The Guard – Rory McIlroy Vs Tiger Woods Infographic
No doubt about it, if you follow golf as a player, fan or sponsor, the number one ranked global player according to the Official World Golf Ranking, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIIroy, has truly earned the title of best player on the 2014 PGA Tour replacing Tiger Woods. The former king of golf, Tiger Woods, continues to see the top ranking he worked so hard to attain slip to number 10 this year. Expect his rank to continue to fall due to an assortment of injuries, coaching changes and the immense pressure of trying win more than the 18 golf Majors Jack Nicklaus won. McIIroy recently won a second PGA Championship, he joins Tiger and Jack as the only three pro golfers to win three majors by the young age of twenty-five...Read More
Mobicoach Is First, Real-Time, Intuitive, HD Quality, Golf and Fitness Remote Coaching Service
If your golf game or fitness level needs a boost, an expert analytical diagnosis or maintenance, Mobicoach has created the ultimate live, remote coaching solution ready to record video and audio of your captured swing or motion, then deliver personalized instruction over the web by the world’s top Instructors using an iOS app and your iPad. The Sports Techie community blog spoke to Dave Grove, newly promoted to the position of VP Business Development at Mobiplex, in real-time while he used their application at their San Jose office and I streamed video with our iPad and Comcast ...Read More
Sierra Leone Craig Bellamy Foundation Performance Analytics Powered By Performa Sports
Tom Legg, Head of Performance Analysis at the Craig Bellamy Foundation (CBF) in Sierra Leone, Africa, spoke to the Sports Techie community blog from the UK via Skype about their sports analytic operations and player development program that are further along than other African Nation because of their partnership with Performa Sports, and use of their real-time analysis iPad application. We discussed the Foundation’s Charitable Football Academy‘s innovative structures, coaches, player development and player communication...Read More
High Tech Tennis For The Sports Techie Community Blog
Sports Techie was asked by iQ by Intel to take a look at the way tech is changing how tennis is played via connected racquets, smart courts and technology being used at this year’s 2014 grand slams, however, since I am no longer a contributor and was sent this story I researched back, I will publish it on my own for our community readers and followers benefit. It was my pleasure to investigate and learn how technologies by Babolat, smartcourts by PlaySight, and the grand slams such as Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, are together pushing tennis forward creating a worldwide renaissance for the sport America used to dominate but not anymore.
Since 1875, the history of tennis has been driven by Babolat...