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FIFA Women’s World Cup VAR Room Media Briefing Review

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 12: A view inside the VAR at the main IBC on June 12, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marianna Massey – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The FIFA TV media briefing today regarding refereeing and VAR was enlightening both as a fan of football and a sports tech expert. I especially enjoyed listening to Pierluigi Collina, Chairman of FIFA’s referee committee, he hails from Italy and speaks English with a very strong Italian accent. He was joined by Head of FIFA Referring Massimo Busacca, and Kari Seitz, FIFA Senior Refereeing Manager and head of the refereeing project for the Women’s World Cup in France. The sports tech event lasted about a hour and a half and was streamed worldwide...

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StreamAMG OTT Streaming Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 For INF Fans Worldwide

Friday 7 August – UGANA vs ZAMBIA. Players in action during a Preliminary Round match on Day 1 of Netball World Cup 2015 SYDNEY. Photo: Narelle Spangher (NWC2015 Media)

International Netball Federation (INF) entered the direct to consumer OTT technology service thanks to an agreement with StreamAMG to provide the official World Netball live streaming and event app beginning in June. The Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 (VNWC2019) played in Liverpool during July is a showcase for this sports tech deal featuring iOS and Android apps. The Sports Techie community blog has not blogged about Netball before this first one...

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The Talking Points From The 2018 World Cup in Russia

The Talking Points From The 2018 World Cup in Russia

The team behind BettingSites created an infographic which outlines some fascinating numbers and facts about the top 16 teams in WC’18.

It’s now more than three months since the 2018 World Cup ended on a high note with France lifting the trophy for the second time after a thrilling 4-2 win at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. But the interest surrounding it hasn’t gone yet, which is quite understandable considering that this World Cup is regarded as the best World Cup ever. The Sports Techie community blog was tuned in to the epic FIFA event through Fox Sports and streaming companies like YouTubeTV and Fubo TV. For me, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology was one of the stars of the month long show, including during the final match.

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Canadian Soccer Business Buys Stadium Digital Sports Tech Provider

Canadian Soccer Business Powers Powers CPL, Acquires Stadium Digital

Canadian Soccer Business Acquires Stadium Digital – A full service digital media company and Canada’s Leading Fan Engagement Platform Provider

Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) located in Toronto is taking Team Canada and the new Canadian Premier League (CPL) launching in 2019 to new digital territories by acquiring sports tech company, Stadium Digital. Football fans across the nation can look forward the delivery of compelling content and live video streams as part of CSB’s mobile distribution strategy to provide more engagement between fans and their favorite sport leagues, teams and clubs with an eye towards the United 2026 World Cup. The Sports Techie community blog has followed the growth of Stadium Digital, a ful...

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England VAR World Cup Destiny Should Influence Premier League

What Changed To Make England More Successful In This World Cup?

What Changed To Make England More Successful In This World Cup?

The pride surrounding the England team is unmissable. It’s been since 1966 when the Three Lions last roared as one for the football loving country when the men’s national soccer team won the World Cup final which so happens to be the year I was born. Give the hungry English lads credit getting through to the semi-finals through a combination of strong players that mostly play in the Premier League, inspirational and youthful management and… the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) sports tech ensuring accuracy in decisions and fair rulings? Only now in 2018 has VAR been in place at the World Cup in Russia to the credit of FIFA but long, long overdue...

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68 Soccer Nations Where the Women Are On Top

68 Soccer Nations Where the Women are on Top

The World Cup will kick off in Russia on 14th June, with the hosts facing Saudi Arabia in the opening game, which will be viewed by a global audience of over 100 million viewers. The Sports Techie global community supports the growth of soccer worldwide as long as the playing field of sports technology is as even as can be. Over the following month you will see a parade of international superstars and football tested countries battling it out for the coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy, presented to the winners in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on 15th July.

The Numbers

But men, aren’t the only ones involved in this beautiful game and women now make up 10% of the playing population with over 27 million players registered worldwide, and in some countries ...

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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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Esports Is More Mainstream Than Traditional Sports

Esports v Sports – Is the Future of Sport Online?

The Future of Sports Online by Betway.

Are you an eSports gambler, player, coach, trainer, executive, owner, or simply one of the millions of international fans worldwide because if you are, you are not alone by a long-shot, amigos. Watching video gamers play is as common an activity as going outside and playing the same sports with most all Gen Z and a large number of millennials. Esports is growing as fast as a super storm hurricane. Believe it or not, data indicates by 2020 fans will spend approximately 11 billion hours viewing this new technology enabled sport. Now consider 70 million interested fans are ready to use tech to stream the gaming major finals through online platforms...

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Panasonic USA, Sharing The Passion For Sports Tech With The Olympics, Paralympics And USOC

Panasonic USA, Sharing The Passion For Sports Tech With The Olympics And USOC

U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs enhances the Olympic fan experience with Panasonic immersive technology.

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics begins February 9 and Panasonic is ‘Sharing The Passion’ and the spirit of sport athletes with people around the world while connecting people who are passionate about sports and the Olympic Games through advanced technology. The values Panasonic Corporation shares with the Olympic and Paralympic Games as the Official Worldwide Partner of the Games is showcased at the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) visitor training center in Colorado Springs here in the United States, as well as in South Korea, and also in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games...

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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 from Barcelona for an astronomical €222m.

Best players

The bigges...

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