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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 suppl...

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NFL Renews Partnership With Zebra Technologies As Official Player Tracking Provider

Zebra continues to power Next Gen Stats as NFL’s Official On-Field Player Tracking Provider

The National Football League loves the Next-Gen Stats platform so much they renewed their contract with Zebra Technologies Corporation as the Official Player Tracking Provider through the 2021 season. The CBA expires in 2020 so it is interesting to note that the NFL did not go beyond a three-year extension meaning the NFLPA might want a bigger piece of stats they generate in some form or fashion as many issues are debated at the bargaining table such as player safety, the percentage of money players get versus the owner take, and other important league issues...

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Is The Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium A Home Field Advantage?

Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium

Allegiant Stadium is the new name for the Las Vegas Raiders $1.9 billion state-of-the-art facility set to open in 2020 of which $750 million comes from public funding. Money the city of Oakland simply could not fork over in order to keep the NFL franchise in California making it a windfall for team owner team, Mark Davis. Allegiant Travel Company is the buildings title sponsor adding fuel to the worry many local Vegas residents have that season ticket prices for the NFL’s newest $2 billion stadium will be too much for many a local fan to purchase when you add in the costly personal site license fee to the price of tickets...

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NFL Competition Committee Pass Interference Instant Replay Resistance Was Futile

NFL Instant Replay Pass Interference Rule

The NFL Competition Committee unanimously approved and officially finalized the new review rule for instant replay on pass interference for the upcoming 2019 season, only. By recommending the rule, booth reviews will occur inside two minutes and Coaches Challenges outside of two minutes, according to the league. This final ruling came one week after teams had the opportunity to give the Competition Committee feedback before the final vote occurred. The Sports Techie community blog is an advocate for using instant replay technologies to assist officials with getting calls right in all sport. We have seen it used successfully in the NFL, NBA and NHL, as well as MLB and during the FIFA World Cup with both VAR and GLT...

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NFLPA OneTeam Collective Invests in ByteCubed Labs to Enhance Mixed Reality Training and Fan Experiences

NFLPA OneTeam Collective and ByteCubed Labs Join Forces to Revolutionize the Fan Experience

Mixed reality specialists and lifelike experiences experts at ByteCubed Labs received investment from the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and their accelerator, One-Team Collective, last month. This sports tech partnership centers on using the likeness of current NFL players like Tom Brady, Odell Beckham Jr. and the more than 2,000 current players, as well as augmented stadiums, within a suite of training products and analytical tools designed to take advantage of data, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (mixed reality) through advanced technologies tailored for players and coaching staffs...

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SponsorshipX Expands To Nashville For NFL Draft Week And France

SponsorshipX is an immersive live conference experience uniting 100-125 of the top marketing and sponsorship professionals in Nashville during the NFL Draft Week of April 23-25, 2019. A variety of global speakers in sports and eSports will share marketing trends and sponsorship initiatives while in Music City. Mark Harrison, Founder and Chairperson, chatted with the Sports Techie community blog about SponsorshipX, it’s Toronto beginnings in 2005, and expanding the event from Canada into the United States and France. He is also President and CEO at The T1 Agency for the past 25-years, they operate proprietary community event properties and develop brand experiences...

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It Takes a Village to Raise Great Athletic Prodigies

It Takes a Village to Raise Great Athletic Prodigies

For the local scene of the training pool in sports, funding might not be that easy, unlike in the big leagues.

Everyone loves watching sports – that is just a worldwide fact. One way or another, we are a fan of the athleticism shown in any given sport. It can be basketball, volleyball, football, any sport! Sometimes we are not necessarily a fan of the sport to start with, but suddenly we are die-hard fans just because of the marvel of a certain player or athlete. The Sports Techie community blog loves how tech helps not only train these youngsters but also delivers HD sport video clips and entire games right to your digital devices. These athletes do not just pop out of the blue and are suddenly amazing players at their game or sport...

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WinView Scores Blake Griffin To Promote Commodification And Gamification By Sports Fans

Blake Griffin and In-Game Predictions Platform WinView Games Flip the Script by “Taking Shots” at Fans Predicting Live Sports

Multi-million-dollar campaign features NBA All-Star Blake Griffin in content series playing off the “commodification” of professional athletes and the “gamification” of everyday life.

WinView and NBA All-Star Blake Griffin partnered to promote their sports tech platform that allows fans to predict during live sports events and action. To play the contest, simply make in-game predictions and win cash money prizes. This new sport marketing partnership features a 3-part series of video clips that are funny, informative and help define the now, in terms of how a modern day fan can interact through the app on each play they predict...

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NGU Sports Lighting Launches With Proven LED Sports Lighting Solutions And Team

NGU Sports Lighting, LLC, Enters Lighting Market as Exclusive Provider of Ephesus Sports Lighting Solutions For Professional Venues

NGU Sports Lighting, LLC, Enters Lighting Market as Exclusive Provider of Ephesus Sports Lighting Solutions.

NGU Sports Lighting is taking LED technology, solutions and products to the next level for professional and semi-pro end users all the way down the massive youth market in order to meet the growing consumer demand for more sustainable and cost-effective lights both indoors and outdoors. The Sports Techie community blog has followed the growth path of Ephesus Sports Lighting and their amazing work within the industry, to their acquisition by Eaton, a power management company, to the launch of a start-up by the company’s former President...

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Matthew Berry Game Changer Awarded To World Championship Of Fantasy Football

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF FANTASY FOOTBALL NAMED FIRST-EVER “MATTHEW BERRY GAME CHANGER” AWARD WINNER

Winning the inaugural Matthew Berry Game Changer Award earned the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) a check for $200,000, the Crystal Trophy and a piece of sports tech history. With the NFL 2018 season and training camp less than a month away, the 2018 Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) Conference was hosted in Minneapolis by U.S. Bank Stadium, home of last season’s Super Bowl LII won by the Philadelphia Eagles. If you play or want to play fantasy football, either traditional or daily, Berry is the ESPN go-to guy for expert insight as their Senior Fantasy Analyst...

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