Everysight’s Raptor AR Smart Glasses Honored for Innovation by CES

Everysight, the developer of the Raptor AR smartglasses designed for use by cyclists, has been named an honoree for the CES 2019 Innovation Awards in the Fitness, Sports and Biotech category. A panel of judges reviewed submissions for the CES Innovation Awards based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, and engineering. The Raptor AR smartglasses project…

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EA Sports, UEFA Add eChampions League to FIFA 19 Global Series

Electronic Arts and UEFA announced a new FIFA 19 esports competition called the eChampions League where the winner will receive a $100,000 prize. The tournament is an expansion upon the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series. The eChampions League is limited to Playstation 4 gamers, and the global online knockout stage will take place Mar….

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NBA Partners With Record Label UnitedMasters for Digital Music Rights

Startup record label UnitedMasters has partnered with the NBA to give the league permission to use music from UnitedMasters artists across the NBA’s digital properties and social media platforms. The deal was officially announced on Thursday. Former president of Interscope Records Steve Stoute founded UnitedMasters in November 2017. He created the company as a music…

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Deltatre Acquires UX Streaming Specialist Massive Interactive for $127 Million

Sports media technology company Deltatre has acquired London-based firm Massive Interactive, which sells software tools to develop and manage over-the-top streaming user interfaces. The purpose of the deal is to expand Deltatre’s sports and entertainment streaming presence on a global scale, specifically within the Asia-Pacific region.   The deal is worth up to $127 million…

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Steelers Digitally Augment Terrible Towel Through Mobile App

The Terrible Towel, a longtime symbol of Pittsburgh Steelers fandom that dates back to the 1970s, is being digitally augmented through a new AR feature being added to the Steelers official mobile app. The rally towels originally date back to the Steelers run to victory in Super Bowl X. The “Terrible Towel Wall” is a display…

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English Premier League Launches Mobile App for Chinese Fans

In an effort to increase global digital fan engagement, the English Premier League has launched an official mobile app exclusively in Mandarin. The app will host a Mandarin-language data hub that shows statistics from both individual players and clubs. A press release from the EPL claims that it is the first European soccer league to…

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ESPN+ Expands NBA G League Coverage With New Multi-Year Deal

More than 200 NBA G League games each season will be coming to the ESPN+ streaming platform as part of a multi-year deal announced on Nov. 5. The deal started Tuesday when the Westchester Knicks defeated the Delaware Blue Coats in the G League season opener. ESPN+ will broadcast multiple G League games per day…

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David Stern Talks Sports Betting, NBA Tech and His ShotTracker Investment

Subscribe to the SportTechie Podcast TuneIn | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher Former NBA commissioner David Stern and ShotTracker co-founder Davyeon Ross joined Bram Weinstein on the SportTechie podcast to chat about ShotTracker’s growing integration into basketball, and how sports betting will impact the viewing experience for NBA fans. Stern is an investor in ShotTracker,…

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