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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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
NGWSD And The NFL Intro
National Girls & Women in Sports Day is February 1 and has never been more significant to Americans coming on the coattails of the Women’s March on January 21 held in many cities across the nation and world. NGWSD 2017 is the chosen day meant to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. The 31st anniversary of the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day, marks a national observance for females in sport. Our family was blessed to have a Mom and now Grandma that played international basketball at the highest levels for her country of Ecuador...Read More
FC Barcelona Implements KORE ProSports Sponsorship™ to Take Sponsorship Sales and Activations to the Next Level
FC Barcelona selected KORE Software as the preferred Customer Relationship Management (CRM) product of choice for the perennial LA Liga and UEFA contenders enabling the sports company to streamline global commercial activities. Data and insight provided by the KORE ProSports Sponsorship™ is designed to better manage sponsors sales and activations from anywhere in the world for the more than 100 professional sports teams currently utilizing their products that now includes integration by the Barca team...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
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
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
Cisco SESG “How Digital is Transforming the Game-Day Experience” TweetChat With Co-Host Sports Techie.
Sports Techie is participating with host Cisco Sports and Entertainment Solutions Group in an upcoming TweetChat titled “How Digital is Enhancing the Fan Experience” as co-host of the event on November 1 from 10-11 AM PST (1-2pm ET). The business of sport and tech is changing the Gameday experiences for fans, teams, venues and sponsors alike. The Sports Techie community blog will help discuss relevant topics about technology integration in the sports industry and “How Digital is Enhancing the Fan Experience.”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
American Express Brings Back Hawks Island to the 12s on the Puget Sound
Hawks Island presented by American Express for card member Seattle Seahawks fans known as 12s helped the team win a close NFC game on Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons. Neither typhoon winds, nor rain nor a nearly unstoppable superstar named Julio Jones could stop the exclusive pre-game event on Pier 66 of hundreds of people from having fun and enjoying this ultimate AMEX sport sponsor-driven fan experience. The Sports Techie community blog represents the pulse of the 12thman since I am one...Read More