Beyond The Goal Calls, Andrés Cantor Is A Snapchat-Using Techie

NEW YORK — Andrés Cantor, the celebrated sportscaster whose famously lengthy Gooooooool! calls will be part of Telemundo’s coverage of the World Cup, is becoming known for his social media presence as well. Cantor is on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter with the understanding that like his bellowing of goal calls, the social media posts…

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KuaiFit Sport Headphones Now Available As A Wearable Coach

It’s not quite a voice in your head, but KuaiFit Sport Headphones offer real-time smart voice coaching during your workout without the need to connect them to a smartphone. The device now available in the U.S. serves as a wearable personal coach that monitors performance using biometric sensors, with the voices of athletes and trainers…

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Panasonic Tests VOGO Sport System For Olympic Figure Skating

Panasonic has for the past year been testing VOGO’s VOGO Sport video distribution system in Japan, and recently at the Winter Olympics, it continued to try out the multi-video distribution for figure skating. While figure skating won’t be part of the Summer Olympics, the goal is to explore new ways to distribute live multi-angle videos…

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UFC Pay-Per-View Events Come To Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is bringing UFC pay-per-view events to viewers in the U.S. beginning Saturday with UFC 222: Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya. The pay-per-view-events are each available on Prime Video with no Prime membership required. Purchases can be made up to four hours before the start of the live programming. UFC 222 costs $64.99 to…

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Japan’s NTT Aims For 3D Hologram Live Sports Broadcasts In 2020

Japanese telecommunications company NTT announced last week that it is making progress in delivering technology that can bring 3D broadcasts of live sports events to fans off-site. The system, called Kirari! For Arena, uses multiple cameras to track 3D positional information of athletes to reproduce their natural movements in a hologram form, enabling the company…

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