EFL To Allow English Soccer Clubs To Live Stream Games On iFollow

The English Football League has announced it will allow clubs to live stream their own games in the U.K. and Ireland via the league’s own live digital streaming platform, iFollow. The EFL, the body responsible for the lower tiers of English soccer, launched iFollow in May. To date, the service has been only available to soccer fans…

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Arsenal FC Launches Its Own Innovation Lab For Startups

English Premier League soccer club Arsenal FC has announced the launch of its own innovation lab. With this move, the club is seeking to work with startups to identify, what it is calling “ground-breaking new fan experiences.” Applications for this innovation lab are now open for businesses to apply and the club will run a…

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Grabyo Teams Up With Opta Sports To Create Automated Highlights

A new partnership agreement has been announced between Grabyo and Opta Sports to make the creation, management and distribution of soccer highlights automated for broadcasters and publishers. The deal sees Grabyo, a cloud-based video production, editing and distribution platform, integrating real-time data from Opta Sports, one of the most respected sports data companies in the…

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Snaptivity’s Robo-Cameras Capture Emotional Cricket Fan Moments

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has announced a new partnership with Snaptivity, a company specializing in fan engagement at stadiums. The deal comes on the heels of a test of the technology in 2016, during England’s day and night test match against the West Indies. Snaptivity will use robo-cameras that are triggered automatically by artificial intelligence…

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All EuroLeague Arenas To Use IoT Sensors To Produce Video Content

EuroLeague has announced a new partnership to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) sensors for the 2017-18 season to create unique video content for TV broadcasters and for social media distribution. The deal between the EuroLeague and Heed will see sensors placed in all 16 basketball arenas for this coming season, and the IoT technology will collect…

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PuttView Shows Pros What Augmented Reality Golf Outdoors Looks Like

At a recent European Tour event, German company Viewlicity GmbH, based in Hamburg, showcased the outdoor version of its augmented reality product, PuttView, to professional golfers and coaches. PuttView, which as the name suggests, focuses on putting practice, enables players to visualise the ideal ball path and see relevant practice information, with the ultimate goal…

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SportsTech Ireland Aims To Make Ireland European Hub For Innovation

SportsTech Ireland has launched as an organization that aims to support and grow the development of sports technology companies in the Republic of Ireland. It will assist Irish companies within wearables, athlete analytics, gaming and sports nutrition technologies. In comments via email, Martina Skelly, program director at SportsTech Ireland, said that the organization’s goal was “to establish Ireland…

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