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Video Streaming Platforms Offer OTT Savings Versus Cable TV Costs

Cut The Cord Because OTT Technology Saves Streaming Sports Costs

Cut The Cord Because OTT Technology Saves Streaming Sports Costs

Cutting the cord is like swimming or riding a bike solo for the first time, you simply have to plunge in when the time calls for saying good-bye to traditional cable television or satellite pay-TV commitments and go for it. In my case, paying for Comcast Xfinity TV services here in Atlanta is over for now and I’ve entered the world of OTT (over-the-top) to stream content with a Roku TV device and other video streaming platforms and applications...

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Sacramento Kings Social Media Night At Golden 1 Center Powered By Panasonic USA

Sacramento Kings Social Media Night At Golden 1 Center Powered By Panasonic USA

From Social Media night content, to Kiss Cam, to the Noise Meter, to promotions about upcoming games and shows, this giant video display was both easy on the eyes and so lifelike, viewers tend to watch the video board more than the live action.

Being at Golden 1 Center during the Sacramento Kings social media night as an industry expert on behalf of Panasonic was an ultimate fan experience I will never forget, thank you. Downtown Commons (DOCO) features the NBA’s most technologically advanced and sustainable venue. The Panasonic Solutions Group and I were given a private tour of the arena by team executives...

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Sports Tech Increasing MLB Viewership Numbers During World Series

From streaming games online to becoming the top U.S. sports app, baseball is now easier than ever for fans to watch and interact with. In fact, MLB.com was the second-most viewed sports website in 2015.

The World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers began yesterday giving Major League Baseball center stage for this epic sporting event while the sports stands at a growth crossroads. Once the most popular American pastime, baseball has begun to dwindle. Less and less people are watching baseball on TV and fans are getting increasingly older. In fact, only 14% of Americans consider baseball as their favorite sport...

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The 2017 Heisman Trophy Odds On Favorite Winner

Heisman Trophy Georgia Bulldog Winner Herschel Walker won in 1982.

The odds of winning the 2017 Heisman Trophy change weekly making the skill and luck required to place a bet on the winner not an exact science or sure thing. This week, depending on what sports book you are using, four to seven of the top ten NCAA college football candidates with the biggest chance of winning the esteemed award given to the best player of the year, all play quarterback. The Sports Techie community blog encourages our followers and readers to wager sensibly, bet with larger betting houses with the highest rated reputations, and look for creative promotions that earn you free money, rewards and swag.

Steve Spurrier Florida Gators Heisman Trophy winner in 1966.

Heisman Front Runners

Currently, nearly every onl...

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Martinsville Speedway Installs Ephesus LED For First NASCAR Race At Night

NASCAR’S Biggest, Richest and Most Prestigious Late Model Stock Car Race to be First Event Under Martinsville Speedway’s New Eaton LED Lighting System

NASCAR’S Biggest, Richest and Most Prestigious Late Model Stock Car Race to be First Event Under Martinsville Speedway’s New Eaton LED Lighting System.

Martinsville Speedway will light up their racing track for the first time after installing the Ephesus LED sports lighting system for this weekend’s historic NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race. This sports tech related achievement hits home as Hurricane Maria bares down on Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Harvey devastated the south especially in the Caribbean, the state of Florida and the Houston region causing death and massive power outages that are still ongoing...

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Bandwagon Secondary Ticket Marketplace, Long Form

Bandwagon Secondary Ticket Marketplace- Sports Techie blog.

BANDWAGON and the secondary market for tickets are disrupting the status quo for selling or buying a ticket to a college football game or sport event while at the same time capturing insightful and transparent buyer and seller identity data to help optimize best practices for business efficiency. Game day experiences and the fan experience are evolving thanks to advances in technology which is what company Founder and CEO, Harold Hughes, brought to market as a resource during last season’s National Championship by Clemson University, his alma mater...

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Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show Wraps Up Memorable Super Bowl LI 

Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime Show Wraps Up Memorable Super Bowl LI .

Super Bowl LI, Pepsi and Intel, and the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, all put together a dazzling Super Bowl LI evening for NFL fans. Between the most epic comeback win in big game history and the innovative Pepsi Zero Sugar Halftime show featuring mega entertainer Lady Gaga and dancing Intel drones, it was pure awesomeness. NRG Stadium hosted the 2017 SB 51 to the delight of football fans worldwide as well as countless music fans. A massive U.S. audience of around 111.3 million people watched the Fox broadcast according to Nielsen ratings, with another 650,000 on Fox Deportes and an additional streaming average of 1...

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A Brief History of Technology in Sports

Since its appearance, technology has strived to intermingle with almost every area of human life. And even when you thought that was impossible, it did the same with sports. Sports fans were a bit frustrated at first, thinking that tech specialists would interrupt or even slow the game down. The Sports Techie community blog has championed sports tech for the past six years but really going on more than twenty years when you count my career.

The troublesome goals and seemingly equal race times, however, were much more irritating. Hence, sports technology became widely accepted soon after its first appearance. For betting enthusiasts, in particular, it managed to provide indisputable results, without giving them the opportunity to blame it on the betting services, such as NJ Casinos and many...

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National Girls & Women in Sports Day And The Rise Of Women In The NFL

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...

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Future Flight Super Bowl Li Live Fan Festival in Houston

What Houston Holds For Fans This Super Bowl Live Fan Festival.

What Houston Holds For Fans This Super Bowl Live Fan Festival.

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...

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