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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ScoreMore is a sports tech startup at the convergence of sport, technology, entertainment and media. This mobile software solution hosted in the cloud transforms fan to fan engagement, all while generating incremental sponsorship and advertising revenue for teams, leagues and associations. Since October, I have been the Director of Business Development at ScoreMore, increasing brand awareness while setting up and participating in meetings with the Fortune 100, professional and college sports organizations, global technology companies, and investors...Read More
University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Football and FusionSports Partner to Develop Virtual Reality Experiences
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football program is about to launch a new virtual reality app for recruiting purposes ahead of the Holiday Bowl, designed and created by FusionSports. College players today have grown up intertwined with digital devices and most have likely spent half of their life owning a smartphone...Read More
SPORTSHUB TECHNOLOGIES CONTINUES EXPANSION IN THE FANTASY SPORTS INDUSTRY WITH TWO MORE ACQUISITIONS.
SportsHub Technologies, LLC has fantasy sports business goals to become the biggest products and services provider for the fan engagement solutions industry after they announced the acquisition of National Fantasy Championships (NFC) and LeagueSafe to their portfolio. SportsHub Founder and CEO, Rob Phythian, chatted today with the Sports Techie community blog about what the deals mean for the future of their real money gaming sites as well as the company mission to level the playing field for daily fantasy sports fans...Read More
Turner Sports to Present Expanded CES Showcase Centered on Sports Business Innovation Live from Las Vegas Beginning Thursday, January 5.
Turner Sports will be at CES 2017 in Las Vegas once again with the must attend Sports Business Innovation panel featuring NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NCAA President Mark Emmert. The Turner ELEAGUE eSports asset has a live studio show scheduled to discuss the creation of the inaugural ELEAGUE Major. Tuner Sports is also partnering with the FIA Formula E Championship Las Vegas eRace virtual race. Add these to the TNT Inside the NBA studio team session and you have a full lineup of game-changing ...Read More
HockeyTech Launches HockeyTV—the Future of Viewing Ice Hockey.
HockeyTV powered by HockeyTech launched just in time last week for the 2016 hockey season thanks to Stu Siegel, founder and CEO of both companies, the former owner of the Florida Panthers, and a technology entrepreneur. More than 20,000 live amateur hockey games will stream this season on HockeyTV and will be used by scouts, NHL teams, and family members hoping to keep up with the loved ones’ as they play in high-level juniors. The sports tech company will also provide a cloud based digital library with an excess of 100,000 games available on demand and accessible to subscribers online...Read More
Qylur Intelligent Systems’ Entry Experience Solution Deployed at Levi’s® Stadium to Improve Guest Experience and Security.
At San Francisco 49er home games, Beyonce concerts and international soccer matches, fans in northern California are experiencing Qylur Intelligent Systems and their automated, self-service entry system at Levi’s Stadium, the most technologically advanced and sustainable stadium in the world. The Qylatron Entry Experience Solution combines personalized fan greeting, ticket taking, and bag security screening for staff and guests...Read More
FOOTBALL FANS GAIN FIRST PLAY ALONG LIVE SPORTS EXPERIENCE WITH WINVIEW GAMES
WinView Game app launched today for NFL and NCAA football fans to use as a second screen social gaming tech tool. The live sports startup has proprietary and patented technologies enabling each mobile fan to synchronize two-screens and predict a variety of outcomes during televised football events and win cash prizes. The world of sport just got a digital application companion designed in the Silicon Valley for users to play in online competitions with other users based on play predictions during real time TV broadcasts and win cash...Read More
Entry is still open for the 2016 SPORTEL StartUp Competition in association with deltatre.
SPORTEL is accepting entries for the their international startup competition entered its third year in Monaco. Only startups with products already in the market and with an active user base, primarily centered in the professional sport industry focused on fan engagement, sport enhancement or sports management, will be accepted. The Sports Techie community blog wrote about last year’s business pitch event via an exclusive SPORTEL blog...Read More
NASCAR Heat Evolution, the first officially licensed, all-encompassing NASCAR video game for the current generation of consoles, is available today on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One.
NASCAR Heat Evolution was built to serve and is now for sale across North America in time for the Chase for the Cup Playoff. Experienced gamers, new fans of the sport and kids interested in stock car auto racing as a profession will be amazed at the realism, fun and ability to play competitive multiplayer online using a gaming console, an industry first. Break out your PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system or Xbox One and get ready to play the first officially licensed NASCAR vide...Read More