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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 …

Televisions

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

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 …

Sports Industry

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 …

Louis Vuitton

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 …

Televisions

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 …

Mike Pence

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>. …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

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 …

Wi-Fi

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 …

Los Angeles

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 …

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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 …

Virtual Reality

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 …

eSports

"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>…

Millennials

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

How Instagram Aims To Change The Face Of Athlete Media

NEW YORK — Tennis icon Serena Williams is casually chatting about how she’s afraid of sharks. Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry is …

Social Media

As NFL Wobbles, Is This Baseball’s Time?

It may not be the TV ratings bonanza of Los Angeles vs. New York, but Dodgers-Astros has its upsides, too<p>By<p>Jason Gay<p>A World Series of insufferable coastal elites (like yours truly) will not happen, spoiled by the Houston Astros, who sent the New York Yankees stumbling home to their cats Saturday …

Baseball

Ticketmaster is taking NFL ticketing digital

The football ticket is about to go paperless. As part of a multi-year contract extension between The National Football League and Ticketmaster, the …

NFL

'The Moneyball of Sports Sponsorship': How behavioural economics could help both brands and teams find better value

Having popularised the term Moneyball with his book on Billy Beane’s pioneering use of baseball statistics at the Oakland Athletics, author Michael …

Behavioral Economics

NFL goes long with Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster will retain its title as the preferred primary ticketing partner for the NFL, and will continue to power the league’s resale …

NFL

How Premier League club websites are changing: A Swansea and Stoke case study

<b>The football season is well and truly under way and very happy am I.</b><p>If you're a football fan or a fantasy football obsessive, you'll be more than …

Economic benefits of NFL stadium boom are 'vastly overblown'

Perhaps you saw the many mocking social media posts last weekend pointing out the rows and rows of empty seats at the LA Rams and LA Chargers games …

Jemele Hill

Premier League giants go hunting for a bigger slice of the pie ... and it will harm the game

When the English Premier League was founded in 1992, clubs agreed an egalitarian system for distributing Sky TV money. Skip forward 25 years, and …

English Premier League

Here Are The 2017 MLB Prime Time Television Ratings For Each Team

Major League Baseball continues to rank #1 on television in the local markets where teams play , according to prime time ratings and viewership totals.<p>With the 2017 regular season complete, Nielsen Media data for the 29 U.S. clubs by way of FOX Sports showed 12 regional sports networks that air …

Derek Jeter