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Is The English Premier League the Best Soccer League in the World? – Sports Techie blog.

Is The English Premier League the Best Soccer League in the World?

There is a regular argument in soccer or football as they call it in England, as to which league is the best. Now there are different factors to consider in this argument, so it is necessary to look at the debate for different angles. Does ‘the best’ mean most watched? Or highest revenue? Or best players? The Sports Techie community blog knows the answer is not an exact science, rather an opinion. Let’s take a deeper look and drill down into the different areas:

The signing fees of football players has rocketed in recent years and this year saw Neymar sign for PSG ...

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Panasonic USA Delivers Orlando City Stadium Immersive Entertainment Technology Solutions

Panasonic USA is the Orlando City Stadium Official Technology Solutions Provider and Partner

Orlando City Soccer Stadium launched in the theme park capital of the world for the 2017 Major League Soccer (MLS) season featuring Panasonic USA immersive entertainment solutions installed for the next generation fan experience and superior live events in an amphitheater type setting unrivaled in Florida, across the United States and Canada. The LED Video Boards in the football specific venue help create a one-of-a-kind fan and sponsor friendly, connected atmosphere in the 100% privately funded facility...

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Panasonic USA Powers SunTrust Park, Battery Immersive Entertainment Solutions

The 41,500 seat stadium and 60 acre mixed use community together is a showcase for the capabilities of a fully integrated network of Panasonic LED Video Displays.

Panasonic USA and the Atlanta Braves are using proprietary technology and cutting-edge immersive entertainment solutions to super charge SunTrust Park and the Battery district’s new legacy destination entirely focused on the connected fan experience. In just 36-months’ time, the Braves designed and constructed the premier MLB ballpark to be ready for the 2017 season as well as be available for music concerts by Billy Joel, Metallica and other live shows like Friday night fireworks...

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Sports Gambling May Soon Be Legal Outside Las Vegas

Sports Gambling May Soon Be Legal Outside Las Vegas – Sports Techie blog.

Sports betting and gambling may soon be legal outside of Las Vegas perhaps by next year in states like New Jersey from all indications. NBA commissioner Adam Silver to former MLB commish Fay Vincent are making statements indicating they are betting on this sea of change happening  in the near future even though an ongoing lawsuit by the leagues, NCAA and the United States Justice Department says otherwise. I believe the rapid advancement of technology such as the internet, apps, kiosks, and tracking, means the issues that plagued the idea of legalized bets on football, baseball and basketball, hockey, fighting and racing, and even new sports such as Esports and Ultimate Frisbee, are obsolete...

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EA Sports FIFA And Premier League Football Sports Tech Sponsorship

Review of the EA sports and Premier League sponsor arrangement.

Technology company sponsorships in football are lighting up the sports business and fan experience worlds. The Sports Techie community blog reaches fans worldwide and so do sport and tech activations involving soccer. Whether it’s the Premier League in the UK, UEFA Champions League and La Liga, Bundesliga or the MLS here in the United States, technology brands are partnering with football clubs in order to develop and activate digital marketing campaigns that are engaging, fun and rewarding for all ages but especially the millennial and genZ demographics. Let’s review the EA Sports and Premier League sponsorship arrangement.

As the Lead Partner until the 2018/19 season, EA Sports enjoys an expanded partnership involving on...

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Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

IFAB (International Football Association Board) approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee.

Within the last year, IFAB (International Football Association Board) have approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee, a move which could potentially change the game forever. The Sports Techie community blog is in agreement with this game-changing decision towards the inclusion of more technologies to help get calls right...

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Season Share Ticket Sharing App Launching At SXSW Pitch Accelerator

Season Share Launches At SXSW Pitch Accelerator Event

Season Share is launching at the ninth annual South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals Startup Village® Accelerator® Pitch Event at Hilton Austin Downtown on March 21 with a beta version of the world’s first mobile ticket sharing app. The sports tech startup found a niche in the ticketing industry and has grand plans to redefine the market of splitting and sharing season tickets to your favorite sports events. The shared economy has blown up with ride-sharing and home-sharing making this new concept a possible winner...

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DeskSite Enhances Daytona 500 And Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Fan Experience

NASCAR Becomes First Sports League to Launch DeskSite Video App

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...

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It’s about Time we Let Technology Tell the Truth in Football

I can still remember that gloomy afternoon when England lost to Germany in the 2010 World Cup, I had just launched the Sports Techie community blog. Surely that Lampard shot was over the line!  There’s plenty more stories where that comes from, though that Geoff Hurst shot in the 1966 World Cup Final was miles over the line, wasn’t it?

It took the world of football until 2012 to finally agree on introducing goal-line technology and not a moment too soon. Finally we do have the goal-line technology that answers the question of whether a goal is indeed a goal or not.  About time too I hear you screaming “and why has it taken so long?”

Hawk-Eye goal-line technology uses cameras

Changing History

We may well jest about that Geoff Hurst goal in 1966  (the year I was born) but it’s not t...

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How Technology Has Changed Sports

PC gaming offers serious growth, as well

It may be hard to believe now, especially for the younger generation, but there was a time when sports weren’t in the media 24/7. Technology has done wonders to make a sports fan life better. The Sports Techie community blog has documented our share of the game-changing sports technology from football tech to eSports and everything in-between.

Social media has allowed everyone to become an armchair manager. We can vent about our favorite teams/players to the masses on websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram. Nearly everyone has multiple HD televisions in their homes today. Live sports can be watched live 24/7 in countries around the world. In fact – as long as you have an internet connection, you can watch any sporting events...

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