Turner’s Tiger-Phil Golf PPV Will Feature Drones, MGM Betting Data

Turner Sports is introducing new technology and predictive data integrations for its pay-per-view coverage of the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson $9 million match play competition on Friday, Nov. 23 at Las Vegas’ Shadow Creek Golf Course. An algorithm incorporating ShotLink Intelligence and Shadow Creek’s terrain will forecast the probability of every shot’s outcome. At the conclusion…

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Tony Beltran Used Sports Science to Return From a Devastating Injury

SportTechie’s Athletes Voice series features the views and opinions of the athletes who use and are powered by technology. Recently, SportTechie talked to Tony Beltran about how technology aided his rehab from a serious knee injury. To be the first to hear each athlete’s insights, subscribe to the Athletes Voice newsletter. And visit the Athletes Voice page to read…

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Deltatre Acquires UX Streaming Specialist Massive Interactive for $127 Million

Sports media technology company Deltatre has acquired London-based firm Massive Interactive, which sells software tools to develop and manage over-the-top streaming user interfaces. The purpose of the deal is to expand Deltatre’s sports and entertainment streaming presence on a global scale, specifically within the Asia-Pacific region.   The deal is worth up to $127 million…

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PointsBet Adds Ex-Jets Star Darrelle Revis for New Jersey Launch

Australian sportsbook PointsBet has tabbed former New York Jets superstar Darrelle Revis to be the face of its digital platform in the U.S. PointsBet announced in July that it would enter the U.S. market in New Jersey. That product is expected to launch soon. Revis, a four-time first-team All-Pro cornerback, also played one season apiece…

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Steelers Digitally Augment Terrible Towel Through Mobile App

The Terrible Towel, a longtime symbol of Pittsburgh Steelers fandom that dates back to the 1970s, is being digitally augmented through a new AR feature being added to the Steelers official mobile app. The rally towels originally date back to the Steelers run to victory in Super Bowl X. The “Terrible Towel Wall” is a display…

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MGM GVC Interactive Partners With Sportradar on Sports Betting Data

Sportradar will be the exclusive provider of sports betting data to MGM GVC Interactive for the half-dozen leagues and federations for which it is the official provider: the NBA, the NFL, the NHL, NASCAR, FIFA, and UEFA. MGM Resorts partnered with U.K.-based betting platform GVC Holdings this summer on a joint venture in the U.S….

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English Premier League Launches Mobile App for Chinese Fans

In an effort to increase global digital fan engagement, the English Premier League has launched an official mobile app exclusively in Mandarin. The app will host a Mandarin-language data hub that shows statistics from both individual players and clubs. A press release from the EPL claims that it is the first European soccer league to…

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Tennis Channel to Launch New Series ‘The Ten’

Tennis Channel will debut the original series The Tenon Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. ET. The countdown show highlights a different debate-spurring list each week, and begins with The Ten: Men, an episode dedicated to ranking the 10 best men’s tennis players of all time. The first season of The Ten will feature eight…

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Parkkonen Promoted to Chief Operating Officer for PTR

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Brian Parkkonen has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Parkkonen will oversee organizational development and staff collaboration. His main priorities will be to ensure the highest quality standards are in place and upheld creating a unified and efficient approach to the overall member experience.

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