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Manchester City’s plan for global domination

Football has already been transformed by big money – but the businessmen behind Man City are trying to build a global corporation that will change the game for ever. By Giles Tremlett<p>On 19 December 2009, Pep Guardiola stood and wept in the middle of Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The …

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 …

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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 …

Inside NFL Experience Times Square, Technology Is Engaging Fans

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 …

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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 …

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 …

Going live - how OTT is revolutionising the sport industry

Think Madrid and you’ll probably visualise a city of culture, glamour, and at the very heart of it, an unrivalled passion for sport. Football’s quite …

Packages F and G have grabbed attention... The Premier League has cleverly found a way to satisfy the obligation imposed on it by Ofcom to screen more games whilst holding the number of slots steady

Packages F and G have grabbed attention... The Premier League has cleverly found a way to satisfy the obligation imposed on it by Ofcom to screen …

Facebook reportedly 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 …

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Through heavily discounted student rates, Street & Smith’s Sports Group, College & University Program gives students the opportunity to develop a …

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 …

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The Golden State Warriors Invested Millions In League of Legends

Joe Lacob and his son Kirk have just entered the League of Legends fray. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)<p>Why would the 2017 NBA champions be …

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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 …

AS Roma Engages Fans With Use Of Storytelling App Steller

(Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)<p>Serie A soccer team AS Roma has become the first football club to launch an official account on the storytelling …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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

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. Eddie Jones has long been focused on bringing back the 2019 World Cup but Brown has gone further by seeking to make rugby England’s strongest …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Esports and Media: How Should the Two Interact?

The media wants more access, and esports organizations want the freedom to opt out of that access. No matter which way you slice it, there's no easy …

"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>…

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