German Football: Hawk-Eye’s VAR Technical Problems Unacceptable

The German Football League has issued a statement with sharp criticism of the “massive technical problems” in the Video Assistant Referee system from service provider Hawk-Eye, calling the outages “unacceptable.” Use of the VAR system that was supposed to assist match officials on the field with game-changing decisions was either unavailable or temporarily unavailable at…

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All 32 NFL Teams To Be Represented In Madden NFL Esports Event

Electronic Arts and the NFL announced on Monday the launch of the Madden NFL Club Championship, an esports event within the Madden NFL Championship Series that involves all 32 NFL teams, marking the largest competitive gaming commitment by a U.S. professional sports league. The competition starts Tuesday with the launch of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 18 G.O.A.T Edition for Xbox One and…

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Turner To Launch OTT Sports Platform, Live Games On Bleacher Report

Turner announced on Thursday its plans to launch a standalone premium sports domestic streaming video service set to debut in 2018, as the media conglomerate will have a home for its collection of UEFA matches after also announcing a three-year rights agreement with the governing body of European football starting in the 2018-19 season. Bleacher…

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Why Monumental Sports Is In The Fan Data Acquisition Business

Monumental Sports and Entertainment has developed technology that provides data on fans to the company that owns and operates the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals. The new Monumental360 program provides the data and is part of the company’s $40 million investment in Capital One Arena, the venue formerly known as Verizon Center after the announcement…

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Facebook’s Watch Tab Includes Live Sports And Sports TV Shows

Facebook has announced that it will introduce Watch, a new platform for users to watch shows consisting of episodes with live or recorded content. For some television viewers, that will mean the addition of yet another alternative place where they can find sports content. Watch will have plenty of live sports and sports-related video on-demand…

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Why The Boston Red Sox Added More VR To Fenway Park Experience

The Boston Red Sox added to its virtual reality offerings this season with a VR batting cage at Fenway Park , partnering with virtual reality company STRIVR on an experience that enabled fans to take swings in a familiar virtual world. “You are literally at home plate at Fenway Park taking batting practice on the field,”…

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Technical Problem Mars Video Assistant Referee Debut In Germany

The German Football Association and Major League Soccer each began implementing the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system over the weekend so that officials on the field would have the ability to consult with officials with access to video replay regarding match-changing decisions. In Germany’s debut of the VAR, for a key moment, a key part…

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