CES 2019 Expands Emphasis on Sports Technology

A little over a year ago, the Consumer Technology Association announced that it was launching Sports Zone at its premier technology show, CES, providing a track for sports-focused technologists on the forefront of athletic quantification and smart venues. At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the trade organization will be building on those efforts with more…

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Boston’s TD Garden Announces $100 Million Expansion

Four years after pouring $70 million into renovating the Boston Bruins and Celtics’ arena TD Garden, property owner Delaware North has announced another $100 million investment to expand the facility as it prepares for the “next generation of sports and entertainment experiences.” Most of the new upgrades over the two-year project will be infrastructure related,…

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PlaySight Enters Into Official Partnership With Belgian Pro Basketball League

PlaySight Interactive, a cloud-based video and analytics platform used by professional teams for training, will bring video assistant referees and broadcast services to Europe in a new multi-year deal with the Belgian Pro Basketball League.  The deal will make PlaySight the official broadcast, live streaming, and performance technology partner of Brussels-based EuroMillions Basketball League, operated…

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Q-Collar Shown to Reduce Brain Changes in Non-Helmeted Female Athletes

A device inspired by woodpeckers and bighorn sheep has shown to help protect non-helmeted female athletes from traumatic brain injuries sustained over the course of a soccer season. The Q-Collar is a device worn around the neck that presses lightly against the jugular vein, slowing blood outflow from the skull. That increased blood volume serves…

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NHL Bets on Gambling to Grow Interest in Hockey

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is betting that sports gambling will help increase interest in his sport from both loyal and casual fans alike. On Monday, the league announced FanDuel as an official sports betting partner and official daily fantasy partner. As part of the multi-year deal, FanDuel will promote free-to-enter single-game fantasy contests for tentpole…

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Chinese Soccer Signs With STATSports in Quest for World Cup Glory

STATSports has inked a landmark deal with the Chinese Football Association that could see as many as 50 million soccer players there monitored by its on-field performance technology. The deal, which could expand STATSports’ APEX performance monitoring technology to as many as 70,000 pitches and 50,000 coaches in China by 2020, follows similar deals with…

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Kobe Bryant Participates in $30 Million Funding Round for RingDNA

RingDNA, an enterprise sales management platform, has raised $30 million in a new funding round that was led by Goldman Sachs with participation from five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. The round included participation from previous investors Palisades Growth Capital and Bryant Stibel, a venture capital firm jointly run by Bryant and Jeff Stibel. The company,…

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NFL Live Viewing Increasing Faster Than Global Trend

Live streaming for NFL content is growing faster than the global trend, which is also expanding at unprecedented rates, according to a new report released by intelligence company Conviva. Streaming has ramped up over the past year as quality and access has improved. According to the report, which covers streaming data for the third quarter,…

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