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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Bitcoin in Sport: Why Franchises Should Follow the Cryptocurrency Culture
Sport and money go together like hands and gloves. The Sports Techie community blog has been never covered the topic of bitcoin, capital for future generations.
To make the sporting world go round, as a franchise owner, a coach, a player or even a fan, you need money. From advertising and sponsorship deals to salaries, transfer fees and even buying tickets or betting on a game, sport needs money...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
NeuLion Goes Beyond Smart TV Apps
NeuLion is at CES 2017 showcasing a connected living room demo suite at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas to potential sports, entertainment and news company partners. More than 90 meetings have been set up with consumer electronic companies, content rights holders and video content distributors looking for the technology to stream 4K and HD over the internet via a high-quality output. Chris Wagner, EVP and Co-Founder at NeuLion, chatted with the Sports Techie community blog from Las Vegas before he was began his day at the global consumer electronics’ and consumer technology tradeshow...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
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
beIN SPORTS LAUNCHES NEW APPS FOR ON-THE-GO SPORTS FANS IN CANADA.
New beIN SPORTS apps just launched across Canada bringing the global sport network’s content directly to Canadian fans. The beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS CONNECT mobile apps are free to download in English and Spanish for iOS and Android devices. Fans can access premium beIN content, exclusive videos, real-time scores, highlights, stats, and news, wherever they are, whenever is convenient, thanks to their innovative mobile technology. The exclusive content and live streaming service via the network is delivered in real-time throughout the country...Read More