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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Stadium Digital Powers New Interactive Engagement Platform for Canadian Hockey League and CIBC
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...Read More
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...Read More
MLBAM NEWS: MLB.TV NOW AVAILABLE WITH NEW APPS & FEATURES COMING
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...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
Let’s face it: football is an obsession for many fans across the world, one that has them following the sport not just during the season, but throughout the year, from the off-season signings to the draft to Training Camp. Fans want to stay current on all of the league news as well as their favorite team’s latest information. Today, it’s easier to do just that than ever. Because of the sheer amount of mobile devices out there, sports websites have created many apps that can help fans, both casual and obsessive, keep track of breaking news, transactions and, injuries and recruiting, and virtually any aspect of the game you may be interested in learning more about...Read More
TeamSnap Expands in Canada with Club and League Management Product for Canadian Sports Organizations, and are the Official Management App of the Atlantic League.
TeamSnap provides sports teams’ proprietary online management software and mobile apps to youth, recreational and competitive sport teams, clubs and leagues enabling technology-driven organization over the web and seamless communication through smartphones and tablets...Read More
Insight on the reason for extreme Wi-Fi Upgrade for NFL Fans by Gillette Stadium.
The New England Patriots have been one of the most storied American Football franchises, if not in the entire sports fraternity. The team began play in Gillette Stadium in 2002 elating Pats fans in Massachusetts and worldwide. Gillette Stadium in Foxboro is now the cozy home to the tech-savvy team and their 2nd generation Wi-Fi system. They were the first NFL team to install Wi-Fi to meet the demands of modern day business and the digital needs of fans, as well as the first to provide a website. Together with Yinzcam, they also offer a team app for people heading to the game or watching from home...Read More
NEULION TO DELIVER HISTORIC UFC® 205: ALVAREZ vs. McGREGOR IN 4K OVER THE TOP
The UFC and NeuLion are streaming UFC 205 “super fight” between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor in HD or 4K to fans worldwide for the lightweight title. This live pay-per-view (PPV) championship tripleheader event is the first mixed martial arts (MMA) event held in New York ever. The Madison Square Garden Octagon on Saturday, November 12 will be full of 20,000 fight night seat holders while millions of fans will be streaming the fights over the Internet...Read More
NBA LEAGUE PASS Introduces New Way to Watch Basketball with NBA Mobile View.
NBA Mobile View is a brand new sports tech product that compliments subscribers of League Pass on mobile devices. Fans that subscribe enjoy access to out-of-market games and now the ability to zoom in on mobile phones and tablets throughout 2016-17. Real-time video streaming of live regular season games just got enhanced globally on smartphones and tablets by utilizing cameras and technology to optimize smaller screens enabling a tighter look and zoomed-in perspective of the basketball action. The Sports Techie community blog thanks Turner Sports for sharing this story with our readers and followers around the world...Read More