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
NeuLion and INsight TV Form Ultra HD Entertainment Partnership
INsight TV reality, entertainment, sports, and travel, Ultra HD channel has partnered with NeuLion to launch their OTT Ultra HD Entertainment Digital Platform enabling enhanced streaming of their linear and non-linear broadcasts across Europe and worldwide. The global factual entertainment channel and the leading technology product and service provider are a business match made for the Sports Techie community blog readers and followers...Read More
What Houston Holds For Fans This Super Bowl Live Fan Festival.
Football fans planning on attending the 2017 Super Bowl Live Fan Festival in Houston have a lot to look forward. The innovative fan fest will be held at the Discovery Green, and will run from the January 28 through February 5, 2017. The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee unveiled “WOW” plans designed to take fans on a space exploration trip to the planet Mars and then have people dropped back to earth in ample time to watch the game at NRG Stadium. The first of its kind fan experience has been dubbed Future Flight and is a result of the combined effort between the host committee and NASA...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
Canadian Hockey League and Stadium Digital Debut New League Wide Web Network for 2016/17 Season.
The Canadian Hockey League today announced a new deal with Stadium Digital to implement a web network and custom websites for the 2016/17 season. Each of the 52 teams in Canada and the eight in America playing in the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, will benefit from this sports tech infrastructure by allowing for a more personalized mobile fan and sponsor experience...Read More
ScoreStream is first to provide fan-driven scores, photos and chat with family and friends to digital devices of high school football fans on Snapchat beginning today, and to Buffalo Wild Wings B-Dub TV. The sports tech company out of Del Mar, CA developed a proprietary crowd-sourcing platform to generate live sports scores. Snapchatters now have the option to use geofilters to engage with real-time high school football games and scoreboards nationwide, sponsored by Gatorade. Buffalo Wing Wings patrons can also enjoy each score, image, conversation, highlight, and experience, from local teams at 600 restaurants nationwide on large big screen TVs...Read More
Silver Chalice Ventures Partners With BAMTech – Sports Techie Exclusive Blog.
BAMTech and Silver Chalice Ventures (SCV) announced a sports tech partnership involving digital media rights, advanced technology and an investment injection in order to upgrade live streaming technologies, enhance the fan experience and deliver fans unique content to existing and future college sport channels over platforms and mobile devices...Read More
NBA Digital Delivers Record Breaking Finals Streaming
The 2016 NBA Finals delivered by NBA Digital provided record-setting numbers across all platforms. The extensive NBA and Turner Sports coverage of the NBA Finals delivered a record 1.4 billion videos around the world between the NBA.com web site and NBA App, surpassing last season’s record set during the Finals. Basketball sport content published via NBA TV, NBA on TNT and NBA.com’s Facebook and Twitter accounts generated a record one billion social media million impressions for this year’s NBA Finals, up 68% over last year’s previous high. During Sunday’s Game 7 postgame press conferences, there were a total of 4...Read More