Scottish Rugby Union Team Uses Drones For Performance Analysis

The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU), responsible for the sport’s national team, has been training its performance analysts to fly drones to review the performance of its players. Ten analysts from the SRU have been training on a course designed and delivered by Consortiq, a company that trains people in safe use of drones. The firm…

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3D Laser Sensor Provides Judging Support System In Artistic Gymnastics

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has partnered with Fujitsu to implement a system for judging artistic gymnastic competitions by 2020. The partnership will see the two organizations work together to capture accurate, real-time judging data for such competitions. The technology in addition to the scores given by the judges at the competitions will support them to…

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BT Sport Launches Infinity Lab Competition For Startups

British telecommunications giant BT has launched a competition to find startups that can help to improve sports broadcasts on its BT Sport subscription TV channels. This is the second time this competition will be run for BT Sport and will be handled by BT’s Infinity Lab. The application to enter is now open and the…

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English Soccer Clubs Begin Rollout Of Perimeter Ad Technology

A number of top tier English soccer clubs have begun rolling out new technology which has the ability to virtually alter in-stadium advertising when watched on TV. Virtual replacement perimeter technology, as it is called, has been installed at a number of English Premier League (EPL) and English Football League (EFL) teams’ stadiums this season,…

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NHL’s Leon Draisaitl Signs Partnership With Wearables Company Vexatec

Leon Draisaitl, center for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, has announced a partnership with wearable technology company Vexatec. The German hockey player will wear Vexatec’s “Agility-shirt” product filled with high-tech tiny textile sensors. The product is fitted with an inbuilt central computing unit, called the 3D-A-Cluster, which the company says can capture, store, and transmit performance…

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Report: Tech Could Stop Cricket Rain Delays With Mesh Canopy, Drones

The sport of cricket, which is played exclusively in open air stadiums, has a specific, mathematical method to govern weather-affected games. The Duckworth–Lewis (D/L) method was designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match that is interrupted by weather, or other circumstances. However, according to a…

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The Growing Trend Of ‘Near Live’ Sports Highlights

While there has been a notable decline in TV audiences for live sporting events in recent years, including the English Premier League, by contrast there has been a rise in popularity for “near live” highlights on social media platforms. This trend has accelerated, especially in the UK, with a deal between Sky Sports and Twitter…

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Motorsport.tv Partners With Tata Communications For Video Content Distribution

Motorsport.tv, a European channel dedicated to the motor sports, has announced a partnership with telecommunications giant Tata Communications to deliver video content to fans across devices and TV. The deal means that Tata Communications will become the content delivery network (CDN) for Motorsport Network, which is the owner of Motorsport.tv. The platform will deliver video…

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