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By Sean Callanan | All things sports business and digital from @seancallanan from @SportsGeek

Nitro Athletics Bolt ready to impress - John Steffensen

On this week’s episode Sean catches up with former Olympian & Commonwealth Medalist, John Steffenson, now Board Member of Athletics Australia about …

4 takeaways from 2016-2017 bowl game ratings

The bowl season is officially over and our friend Paulsen at Sports Media Watch has all the viewership data for 39 of the 40 bowl games as well as …

College Football

‘It’s a slow bleed’: NFL ratings drop is a sign of TV's gradual decline

Revolutions often take a hell of a lot of time.<p>For years, people have said that the NFL is immune to viewership declines that have afflicted the rest …

BONUS: Sean Callanan on Digital Sport Leaders Podcast

Resources from the Digital Sport Leaders podcast• Thanks again to Dan McLaren (@DanielMcLaren) from Digital Sport<br>• Subscribe to Digital Sports Leaders on …

eSports

REPLAY: Nick Truelson - Western Bulldogs

This is part of the Sports Geek Replay series where we are posting some of the best Sports Geek Podcast episodes based on download, listener and …

REPLAY: Steve Ziff - Jacksonville Jaguars

• Why Steve believes data is the quarter in the machine<br>• You won’t believe how much data Duval Dash has generated<br>• How he transitioned from the NHL to NFL …

Josh Biren from FamousFan: Sports Start Up Series

Resources from the podcast• Thanks again to Josh Biren from Famous Fan, connect with him on Twitter @JBiren and on Linkedin<br>• Other podcasts that may …

Mark Cuban

Adam Martin: Makers of Sport Crossover episode

Listen to Part 1 on Makers Of Sport podcast episode 82Resources from the podcast• Thanks again to Adam Martin from Makers of Sport connect with him on …

Podcasting

Sponsorship and Sports Business with J.W. Cannon

Welcome to the first Sports Geek Podcast for 2017!<p>On this week’s episode Sean catches up with J.W. Cannon, Senior Project Lead – Sponsorships and …

9 Subscription-Worthy New Podcasts for 2017

The podcast industry, being nascent and still relatively informal, hasn’t quite developed the machinery to launch new shows with a lot of fanfare …

The NBA is streaming a game live to Facebook for the first time — but only in India

Sunday’s Warriors v. Kings matchup will be free for Facebook users in India.<p>The NBA will livestream a regular season basketball game directly to Facebook for the first time on Sunday, but there’s a catch: The game, a matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, will only be …

Facebook

Twitter says live streaming of NFL games went ‘incredibly well’; no word on deal for next season

Twitter is happy with how the company’s NFL live streaming product performed this season, but it remains to be seen if the league will continue …

Adam Silver hints at an NFL Red Zone-esque addition to NBA League Pass

NBA League Pass could be adding another wrinkle in the future<p>Always looking to improve the NBA experience, commissioner Adam Silver hinted Thursday about an interesting possible addition to League Pass.<p>Similar to NFL Red Zone, a channel devoted to covering games when teams are in scoring position, …

NFL

You cannot be serious: Australian Open to have spectators on court

When Novak Djokovic or Angelique Kerber step out to defend their Australian Open titles this year they will share the court with linesmen, ball boys …

IPTV

Vine won’t be removed from the app stores, will instead relaunch as “Vine Camera”

In October, Twitter announced it was shutting down Vine, its app that let users create and share 6-second looping videos. Today, the company says it won’t actually pull the Vine app from the app store as it had earlier implied, but will rather transition to a new, low-maintenance app called Vine …

Apps

Portland Trail Blazers CMO Dewayne Hankins Talks Content Shift, Rise Of eSports And Machine Learning

<i>The following interview is part of our ongoing Expert Series that asks C-level professionals, team presidents, league executives, athletic directors</i> …

Portland Trail Blazers

FFA must take advantage of the political football that is the Tasmanian A-League bid

It's time to state the blindingly obvious. Tasmania's bid to join the A-League is not simply about Tasmania. In fact the external factors surrounding …

YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM DELIVER TOP VALUE TO SPORTS SPONSORS IN COMPLEX AND CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

• Facebook responsible for 73.6% of $2.6m social media value at single Champions league match.<br>• Instagram delivers 72% of all value in still images and …

Social Media Marketing

Olympic athletes will sport Visa's new payment ring in Rio

For those making their way to this year's Olympic games in Rio this August, Visa will be the only card accepted at official venues -- a pretty sweet deal for the payment provider. But, rather than be satisfied with exclusive access to the wallets of a half million tourists, the company is using the …

Rio Olympics

The Highest-Tech Stadium in Sports Is Pretty Much a Giant Tesla

For an arena that will soon play host to more than 17,500 fans nightly, the new Golden 1 Center doesn’t make a huge first impression. Sacramento …

Great Barrier Reef

The Future of the Sports Fan

Our research into the Future of the Sports Fan takes an in-depth look at the make-up of fan bases, the motivations behind fandom and distils the key …

Innovation

Battle of the big leagues

It’s that time of year again when the country’s two biggest football codes go head-to-marketing-head, promoting their new season of on-field action. …

How Derek Jeter Got Pro Athletes Into Personal Essays - Bloomberg

When Derek Jeter retired from baseball in fall 2014, he set out to help other athletes do something that he never could: appear human to fans. “I’m …

Journalism

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: The Future Fan Experience Is Customized, Mobile

With better understanding of big data, social-media and e-commerce strategies have lots of room to grow<p>The “fan experience” is a common expression …

Social Media

You won't believe how Nike lost Steph to Under Armour

<b>IT'S OCT. 7</b>, 2015, and the Cavs are hosting the Hawks in Cincinnati. It's the NBA preseason, a nothing game, really -- save for one detail: LeBron …

Nike

3 Pillars of Sports Technology

David Meltzer, CEO, Sports 1 Marketing<p>I started my career working in the field of technology, I worked through the pre-chasm period of the Internet, …

Innovation

SVG Europe

Latest Headlines<p>SVG Europe is delighted to announce that Blackmagic Design and Grass Valley have increased their sponsorship from Gold to Platinum …