Warriors’ Andre Iguodala Prioritizes Women, Diversity In Tech

Opening herself up to a room of potential judgement, Ashley Wellington-Fahey, the founder of the female-targeted digital sports network Relish, sat alongside major male athletes at The Players Technology Summit in San Francisco and reminded herself that she deserved to be in the room. The inaugural mostly off-the-record event, hosted this week by Golden State…

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Twitter To Stream From Inside Race Cars During NASCAR Playoffs

NASCAR fans will be able to keep up with their favorite drivers this playoff season by watching a livestream of the race broadcast from inside the car. The “ride along” video, which will be hosted on Twitter, is meant to be a part of a second-screen experience that will complement NASCAR’s overall race coverage. Fans…

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5 Technologies To Expect From The New York Jets This Season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Jets have been on a technology rip ahead of the 2017 season, announcing a wave of new products and technologies that the team hopes will better engage fans and improve their in-stadium and at-home experiences. At the Jets 2017 Gameday Upfront showcase at MetLife Stadium on Tuesday, team…

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New York Jets Become First NFL Team To Launch Predictive Game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Jets will become the first team in the NFL to launch an in-house predictive gaming program starting this season that will allow fans using the team’s mobile app to make real-time predictions on play outcomes. The “I Called It” game, announced alongside a few other new technologies and…

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Esports Audience Platform FanAI Lands Seed Round, DreamHack Deal

FanAI, an audience management platform that is helping brands target sports fans beginning with the esports industry, announced this week the closing of a seed funding round supported by several sports technology venture capitalists and the founder of DraftKings, Jason Robins. The company also announced a partnership with DreamHack, one of the world’s largest esports…

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Disney To Launch Customizable ESPN-Branded Sports Streaming Service

Disney will launch an ESPN-branded sports streaming service early next year that will feature roughly 10,000 events from Major League Baseball, hockey, soccer and tennis, as well as college sports. The media giant announced the subscription-based service Tuesday alongside a slew of other updates that stemmed from its quarterly earnings report and a $1.58 billion…

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Disney Acquires Majority Stake In BAMTech

The Walt Disney Company announced plans on Tuesday to acquire a majority stake in BAMtech, a technology and video streaming company previously owned by MLBAM, for $1.58 billion. As part of the deal, Disney said it will launch an ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service in early 2018 and a new Disney-branded direct-to-consumer Netflix-like streaming service…

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CBS, Citing The NFL, Says Broadcasters And Streamers Can Coexist

CBS isn’t too worried about competition from digital media companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter when it comes to vying for future sports rights, even as sports streaming continues to grow in popularity and rights continue to pour into Silicon Valley. On a call with analysts following the company’s second-quarter earnings report late…

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