Shane Harmon

7,383 Added | 1 Magazine | 4 Following | 4,977 Followers | @shane_harmon | #Sportsbiz & Major Events pro. Twitter: @ShaneHarmon. CEO @WestpacStadium. Formerly GM Marketing @RugbyWorldCup 2003 & 2011

How does SEC, LSU solve their attendance issues? Well, it's complicated...

Soon, a guy in Oxford, Mississippi, will hit the “send” button on an email with more recipients than there are people in Baton Rouge.<p>The email is …

College & University

How a midlevel school became The University of Adidas at Louisville

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec. 25 'Tis The Season Issue</i><i>. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>ON THE MORNING</b> of Sept. 26, more than two dozen Adidas …

Tom Jurich

NFL Experience Times Square Immerses You In Football Through Tech

NEW YORK — Have you ever been curious about how it feels to be hit by an NFL linebacker? Or how hard it is to complete a pass to a receiver? Have you …

Sports Technology

The Carolina Hurricanes are almost always last in NHL attendance, and that’s (at least partly) by design

Why the Hurricanes stopped giving away tickets and the plan to move forward.<p>RALEIGH, N.C. — Almost two months into the NHL season, the Carolina Hurricanes once again find themselves in a place no team wants to be. According to ESPN’s NHL Attendance Report, the Canes rank 30th out of 31 teams in …

Carolina Hurricanes

Here’s How YouTube TV’s Groundbreaking, but Controversial World Series Partnership Paid Off – Adweek

Fox Sports had a successful World Series last month, landing an estimated $635,000 per 30-second ad for the seven-game matchup between the Houston …

Major League Baseball

Market fundamentals say there’s a consistent trend for premium rights to become more expensive and for their value to increase at a greater rate than other sports, so the Premier League should be confident of a good outcome

Market fundamentals say there’s a consistent trend for premium rights to become more expensive and for their value to increase at a greater rate than …

Report: Facebook wants to spend a ‘few billion dollars’ for streaming sports rights

Mark Zuckerberg already bid $600 million for a cricket deal. What’s next?<p>Thing you knew but should keep thinking about anyway: The big tech companies are very interested in streaming live sports to you.<p>Today’s reminder comes from Facebook, which wants to hire an exec to negotiate sports rights …

Will digital companies pony up in early 2020s?

Published November 20, 2017<p>F <br>or the better part of a decade, the sports media industry looked to the early 2020s as the time when deep-pocketed …

ESPN's big bet on Fantasy

ESPN Fantasy sports app is driving a massive chunk of the network's digital traffic, and Disney executives are looking to replicate that success for …

Walt Disney Company

The Golden State Warriors Invested Millions In League of Legends

Why would the 2017 NBA champions be spending millions of dollars to start a League of Legends team? To learn more about streaming, of …

Basketball

Sports broadcasting may see digital and traditional combine

There was a time when the only way to watch live sport in your living room was via the handful of terrestrial channels picked up by a television …

AS Roma Is First Soccer Team To Launch On Social Media Platform Steller

Serie A soccer team AS Roma has become the first football club to launch an official account on the storytelling social media platform Steller.The …

AS Roma

Major League Soccer May Be Growing Too Rapidly For Its Own Good

How much is too much?<p>Major League Soccer is expanding at a pace almost unprecedented in sports history, a land grab that has created a large revenue stream for owners but may be slowing product development on the field.<p>MLS began modestly enough in 1996 with 10 teams, and it still had just 10 teams …

Soccer

A lesson the NFL hasn’t learned: There really can be too much of a good thing

I am seldom in the business of saying, “I told you so,” because most of the time I tell you anything, I tell you something stupid. However, sitting on the sofa all day with a beer in one hand and the clicker in the other, occasionally Couch Slouch has a revelation — which, I suppose, can be …

Carmelo Anthony

With Amazon Streaming Football, Will Other Techs Go Long For Sports Rights?

When <b>Amazon.com</b> (AMZN) began offering live Thursday Night Football streaming this fall, some wondered if it was the beginning of the end for …

Streaming

In the Workplace of the NFL, the Players Hold the Upper Hand

“We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”<p>With those emphatic words at an NFL owners meeting in New York on October 18, 2017, Houston Texans owner Robert C. McNair set off a firestorm. His all-pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins skipped practice in protest, and the entire team threatened a walkout …

Masterclass: Jeff Miller of MSA Security Talks About Expertly Securing Your Event's Border

<i>–Tom Halstead, Intellitix Contributor–</i><p>It’s safe to say that few people in the world know large event and festival security better than <b>Jeff Miller</b>. …

NFL Streaming In Europe Hits A Snag With Game Pass Difficulties

Turns out NFL Game Pass has been a damp squib for fans in Europe.Last month, an “enhanced” Game Pass product was announced, allowing European …

Sports Technology

Field of digital dreams: Why MLB is betting its future on big data, Wi-Fi, apps, and AR

It's a whole new ball game for Major League Baseball in tech upgrades. TechRepublic goes inside the digital transformations of two of the league's …

Dell EMC

How Technology Will Factor Into 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics

Los Angeles is in a unique position to host the 2028 Summer Olympics, according to Casey Wasserman, because of its seat in the capital of …

Sports Technology

Going gray: Sports TV viewers skew older

Published June 5, 2017<p><i>Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition.</i><p>According to a striking study of Nielsen television viewership data …

RFU sets out ambitious aim to eclipse football as ‘strongest’ sport in England

• Union unveils five-year plan aimed at setting new standards • ‘Our definition of strongest isn’t necessarily biggest,’ says Steve Brown<p>No one could accuse the Rugby Football Union of not thinking big in the latest five‑year mission statement announced by its new chief executive, Steve Brown. …

Rugby Union

Swing and a miss: Why virtual reality is striking out with sports fans

People of the world, we have been deceived. The sky isn’t filled with flying cars, we can’t plug into the Matrix (unless I’m already in it), and …

Young Fans Are Still Consuming Sports On Cable TV

Despite doomsday reports of people snipping the cable cord, a new study shows sports fans are still turning to traditional live TV to watch games and …

Sports Technology

NFL's first six weeks sees viewership drop

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>The NFL averaged an audience of 15 million people for the first six weeks of the season, which is about 8% lower than the roughly 16 million viewers that tuned in during …

Televisions

NFL Losing Viewers At Alarming Rate But Faces Limits On Its Response

Last year, the NFL lost about a million regular-season viewers versus the 2013 and 2014 seasons. It represented about a 6% fall-off ― enough to be easily noticed and maybe even cause a little concern, but it could be written off as a one-year blip.<p>Last year’s seepage has turned into a major break …

Colin Kaepernick

Esports and Media: How Should the Two Interact?

Should media access to players and post-match press conferences be mandatory at major esports events? The ongoing question was brought up by former …

"ON THE DRIFT": COULD THE SPORT OF KINGS BECOME THE SPORT OF PAUPERS?

<b>As the nation’s attention turns to the Spring Carnival, Gemba Group research highlights the youth problem that could cost the racing industry millions</b><p>…

How Gary Vaynerchuk Plans to Take Over the NFL

Teenage fans scream their names from the stands, but the Vaynerchuks aren’t NFL linebackers. Hell, they’re not even owners (yet). They’re just two …

Gary Vaynerchuk