Monthly Archives August 2019

FIBA Connected Stadium Announced By Atrium Sports At Basketball Congress and World Cup

Atrium Sports CEO, Ben Turner and Andreas Zagklis, Secretary General of FIBA

Atrium Sports is based in Belgium and will power the FIBA Connected Stadium live streaming and production as a way for National Federations and Leagues to enter into the digital future of basketball. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Atrium Sports CEO, Ben Turner, about this sports tech announcement made from Mies, Switzerland. He was attending the XXI FIBA Congress wrapping up today in Beijing, China and will be there tomorrow at the start of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 where FIBA Media will showcase augmented reality, referee-audio, and the broadcast SuperFeed to fans worldwide via TV, streaming and social media...

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NLL Names Hires Jessica Berman As First Woman Deputy Commissioner in Men’s Pro Sports Leagues

National Lacrosse League (NLL) named Jessica Berman new Deputy Commissioner and EVP of Business Affairs

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) named Jessica Berman their new Deputy Commissioner and EVP of Business Affairs making her the first women to hold the title of Commish in a men’s professional sports league. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Berman today about being a pioneer for females in both sport and business along with her extensive 13-year experience in the front office of the NHL culminating as the Vice President, Community Development, Culture and Growth, and how these work experiences will help her succeed for the NLL. In the short amount of time we spoke and as someone that’s been around

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The Best Fitness Apps That Eliminate Common Workout Excuses

The Sports Techie community blog is all about a sound mind, sound body.

The Sports Techie community blog is all about the notion of a sound mind, sound body. Over 60% of American adults don’t get the recommended amount of exercise and 25% of adults are inactive altogether, a recent government study reveals. Whether it’s a lack of time, motivation, or exercise equipment, there are many reasons why people don’t workout. Fortunately, fitness apps can eliminate common workout excuses, so you can start exercising regularly and live a fit and healthy lifestyle. If price is a deciding factor, look for free to use, complimentary trails and low cost solutions...

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US Open Green Initiatives By USTA Sustainability Program Revolution

2018 US Open; Grounds; AA Sculpture Garden

Sustainability is a core principle of The Sports Techie community blog as it is for the US Open. The change in their corporate culture started in 2008 with the US Open Green Initiatives. The latest 2019 version of the program is a blue-print for all major events, sport or otherwise, as they continue do their part to help the environment in a time of unprecedented climate change.  With a goal to lessen their impact on the environment, the USTA entered into an agreement with the Sports for Climate Action Framework by the United Nations, becoming the first major organization to do so throughout North America.  This group of international sports organizations is all in with raising awareness and reversing climate change...

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College Football Hall of Fame Sensory Inclusion Free Month Visit

The College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta is an amazing sports museum and is offering free entry presented by Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola for the month of August as they celebrate their birthday. I took advantage of the opportunity this past Sunday accompanied by my 6-year old son and his two-year old brother. Yes, the facility has amazing, immersive sports tech but they also have a Kulture City (KC) sensory certification, the first business in the city to do so making it a real win-win. I went to the official CFB Hall of Fame grand opening in 2014 as a blogger, and then returned with my boy at another date to learn more about the special needs, inclusion program because Kellan is on the autism spectrum...

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New Field of Dreams Ballpark Featuring White Sox and Yankees MLB Game Set For Aug 13, 2020

MLB at Field of Dreams Ballpark in Iowa Rendering

Major League Baseball announced that on August 13, 2020 the new Field of Dreams (© Universal City Studios LLC)  ballpark, “MLB at _Field of Dreams_” will be ready for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankee game played in a temporary ballpark constructed in the cornfield next to the original ballfield used for the movie on the Lansing Family Farm, in Dyersville, Iowa. MLB and BrightView Holdings, Inc. plan to design the facility like the old Comiskey Park. Construction on the historical ballpark began this week and a video was release today showing drone footage of the area where it will be built next the original Field of Dreams. The Sports Techie community blog loves sport movies of all varieties...

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MLB Authorizes FanDuel As Official Gaming Operator

FanDuel Becomes Authorized Gaming Operator of MLB

FanDuel signed on today as a MLB Authorized Gaming Operator in a multi-year deal. Sportradar will provide access to official MLB data to power this new sports betting alignment. This is FanDuel’s first business arrangement with Major League Baseball or any of their 30 clubs. Microbetting is at the heart of this deal in the form on in-game bets. The Sports Techie community blog covers both sports betting and daily fantasy sports business. Do not bet money you cannot afford to lose, call 1-800-GAMBLER. The development of advanced sports tech is well timed to meet the sport betting needs of businesses and bettors during the rapidly changing wagering landscape across the United States. American fans are now able to bet on MLB through leg...

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FIFA eWorld Cup and EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series Record Global Viewership Numbers

FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 Grand Final Generates Record Viewership

The FIFA eWorld Cup 2019, odds are you do not know about this exciting eSports Tournament but you should as the major event hosted at The O2 in London garnered 47 million views across online platforms. The record viewership numbers saw an increase of 60 percent more than the 29 million that watched the popular three-day event last year. The EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 Global Series 2019/2018 season counted a whopping 140 million views since October of 2018. To top it all off, 21 broadcasters in more than 75 territories worldwide delivered the FIFA eWorld Cup™ Grand Final match. The Sports Techie community blog believes video games and gaming are a type of sport. These kinds of numbers only back up that growing sentiment. FIFA and EA ...

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Sportradar To Sell Official NFL Data And Next Gen Stats To Sports Betting Operators

Sportradar To Sell Official NFL Data and Next Gen Stats to Legal Sports Betting Operators

The term, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too,” is how I am defining the sports tech news announced yesterday regarding the new deal involving official NFL data and Next-Gen Stats distributed both domestically and internationally to legalized betting companies through an updated deal with Sportradar. This marks the first time the NFL has agreed to supply play-by-play data sets and advanced stats in real-time that are compiled then analyzed in order to set National Football League wagering odds and prop bets in real-time for traditional sports betting. According to ESPN, “Live audiovisual NFL game feeds also will be supplied to sportsbooks outside of the U.S...

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Premier League Club AFC Bournemouth Using AWS Transcribe CC Via StreamAMG

How StreamAMG is applying Amazon Transcribe technology to help AFC Bournemouth’s digital team save time and drive content efficiencies

AFC Bournemouth worked with Stream Advanced Media Group (StreamAMG) to implemented Amazon Web Services (AWS) automatic video transcription to assist the English Premier League club deliver readable football and sponsored content to fans via closed captioning (CC). This sports tech enhanced fan experience automatically places closed caption text to video enabling digital teams to save time while improving access to team content. The transcribe technology also uses deep learning that performs better each time after transcribing making it more efficient and accurate...

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