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Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

IFAB (International Football Association Board) approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee.

Within the last year, IFAB (International Football Association Board) have approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee, a move which could potentially change the game forever. The Sports Techie community blog is in agreement with this game-changing decision towards the inclusion of more technologies to help get calls right...

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Sports Techie Community March Madness Bracket Offerings By numberFire

The Sports Techie community blog numberFire March Madness 2017 Promotional Creative

The numberFire March Madness promotional creative for 2017 is ready for the Sports Techie Community blog bracket heads at a special offer of $7.95 for the first month price (regular first month price is $49.99) with the promo code CINDERELLA.

The numberFire March Madness promotional creative for 2017 is ready for the Sports Techie Community blog bracket heads at a special offer of $7.95 for the first month price (regular first month price is $49.99) with the special promo code CINDERELLA...

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Is American golf in decline?

Is American golf in decline?

America is the world’s biggest market for golf by a big margin and about half of the golf players and courses are in the country.

America is the world’s biggest market for golf by a big margin and about half of the golf players and courses are in the country. According to the Economist, about 30 million Americans were golfers in 2006, unfortunately, golfing has been seeing a decline in public interest since them. The Sports Techie community blog loves golf and the integration of technology such as range finders, GPS tech and apps to make the game more appealing for everyone no matter skill level or dedication to the game.

In 2013, 160 of 14,600 golf facilities closed, which also marked an 8th consecutive year of net closures and a player base of 25 million.

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Season Share Ticket Sharing App Launching At SXSW Pitch Accelerator

Season Share Launches At SXSW Pitch Accelerator Event

Season Share is launching at the ninth annual South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals Startup Village® Accelerator® Pitch Event at Hilton Austin Downtown on March 21 with a beta version of the world’s first mobile ticket sharing app. The sports tech startup found a niche in the ticketing industry and has grand plans to redefine the market of splitting and sharing season tickets to your favorite sports events. The shared economy has blown up with ride-sharing and home-sharing making this new concept a possible winner...

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Golf Channel Digital Deals In Japan Designed For Young Adults And Tokyo 2020

NBCUniversal Expands Golf Channel’s International Reach with Strategic Agreements in Japan.

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...

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Canadian Hockey League Powered By Stadium Digital Provide Fans With CIBC Showdown Platform

Stadium Digital Powers New Interactive Engagement Platform for Canadian Hockey League and CIBC

CIBC Showdown showcases the best content from the OHL, WHL and QMJHL.

Stadium Digital and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), partners with CIBC, unveiled a new, interactive fan engagement platform out of Toronto to showcase video, content and highlights. The OHL, WHL and QMJHL are providing fans throughout Canada with the CIBC Showdown digital video player designed to provide a technology-driven environment complete with social media sharing ability and voting on the weekly selection of the best highlight. The Sports Techie community blog readers and followers in North America and worldwide can also participate with this innovative online and mobile fan experience...

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DeskSite Enhances Daytona 500 And Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Fan Experience

NASCAR Becomes First Sports League to Launch DeskSite Video App

NASCAR Becomes First Sports League to Launch DeskSite Video App

NASCAR DeskSite video app launched today allowing race fans to enjoy the delivery of an automated, interactive and personalized stream of digital content directly to computers and digital devices. NASCAR is the first professional sports league to offer the platform that delivers NASCAR.com high-definition videos on-demand in addition to automatic updates to desktops, laptops and tablets. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Megan Bennett, VP of Marketing, and Jake Phillips, Content Partnerships at DeskSite, about the product roll out with NASCAR and their sports tech business...

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MLBAM And BAMTech Enhance MLB.TV Sports Tech For 2017 MLB Season

MLBAM NEWS: MLB.TV NOW AVAILABLE WITH NEW APPS & FEATURES COMING

MLBAM NEWS: MLB.TV NOW AVAILABLE WITH NEW APPS & FEATURES COMING SOON.

The 2017 MLB season gets started today for fans via the technology upgrades to MLB.TV by MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) and BAMTech. Live streaming in sports began 15 years ago with the launch of MLB.TV. To celebrate this achievement, new apps have been added to the sports tech product and more than twenty interactive features are now ready for the millions of subscribers to use during Live games supporting over 400 devices...

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It’s about Time we Let Technology Tell the Truth in Football

I can still remember that gloomy afternoon when England lost to Germany in the 2010 World Cup, I had just launched the Sports Techie community blog. Surely that Lampard shot was over the line!  There’s plenty more stories where that comes from, though that Geoff Hurst shot in the 1966 World Cup Final was miles over the line, wasn’t it?

It took the world of football until 2012 to finally agree on introducing goal-line technology and not a moment too soon. Finally we do have the goal-line technology that answers the question of whether a goal is indeed a goal or not.  About time too I hear you screaming “and why has it taken so long?”

Hawk-Eye goal-line technology uses cameras

Changing History

We may well jest about that Geoff Hurst goal in 1966  (the year I was born) but it’s not t...

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Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show Wraps Up Memorable Super Bowl LI 

Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show Wraps Up Memorable Super Bowl LI .

Super Bowl LI, Pepsi and Intel, and the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, all put together a dazzling Super Bowl LI evening for NFL fans. Between the most epic comeback win in big game history and the innovative Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime show featuring mega entertainer Lady Gaga and dancing Intel drones, it was pure awesomeness. NRG Stadium hosted the 2017 SB 51 to the delight of football fans worldwide as well as countless music fans. A massive U.S. audience of around 111.3 million people watched the Fox broadcast according to Nielsen ratings, with another 650,000 on Fox Deportes and an additional streaming average of 1...

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