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ESPN Is Using Technology To Get Users To Stay On Its App Longer

As ESPN continues to face the challenges of getting its users to watch the video on its mobile app, the challenges seem to prop up much quicker than …

Sports Technology

The Problem With Digital Streaming Live Mega Sporting Events

As you’re reading this, thousands—if not millions—of people are streaming video content to their computer, tablet, or smartphone. And for all that are streaming static content, such as movies from the likes of Netflix or Hulu, there is a vast populace that is viewing live content.<p>This move to …

Streaming

Ward: BSU attendance: Time to do drastic

Talk about a thankless job. A fictional award for futility would have to go to the people in charge of raising attendance for Ball State athletics. …

College Football

Snapchat’s new initiative to give sports teams fan engagement boost

Snapchat and sports data company STATS have expanded their partnership to provide the messaging app’s users with in-game statistics across more than …

Sports

Delivering The Ultimate Fan Experience And Preparing For The Next Generation

<i>The following is an op-ed by Mike Compitello GTS Global Director, Sports & Entertainment Technical Services, IBM.</i><p>As a young boy growing up in …

Sports Technology

Arlington plays the stadium game with fear and arrogance

It’s that Bart Giamatti time of year.<p>Baseball, the late commissioner and professor Renaissance literature, famously observed, “is designed to break …

Economics

Can An Astrophysicist Change The Way We Watch Sports?

Truth No. 1: Most of us watch sports to see the unexpected. Truth No. 2: Plenty of us want to predict the future.<p>Somewhere, where those two …

Sports

Millennials watching much less sport programming than parents

Young people are striking fear into television executives as they abandon the NFL and Premier League Soccer for Netflix and other Internet-based …

Sports

MLB announces uniform deal with Under Armour, Fanatics starting in 2020

Under Armour and Fanatics will take over for Majestic and Nike as the official uniform partners for Major League Baseball, the league confirmed …

Sports

Nearly $20 of Your Monthly Cable Bill Is Just to Pay for Sports

Whether you watch it or not.<p>The typical cable bill in America recently crossed the $100-per-month mark. According to the Leichtman Research Group, …

Sports

Rumored deal between Riot and BAMTech heralds gaming’s next gold rush

Last week saw rumors of a potential $200 million deal between Riot Games and MLB’s streaming subsidiary BAMTech. While still a rumor, if true, the deal would be a strong sign of the next great gold rush for game developers: direct viewer monetization.<p>The game-viewership market is already …

Gaming

Red Sox Seek Younger Fans, Not Just Younger Players

You're the Boston Red Sox, one of the most revered brands in sports<p>You just got bounced out of the playoffs.<p>Yet the biggest challenge - or as Red Sox President Sam Kennedy views it, the biggest opportunity - lies not on the field but in the stands.<p>The Sox' early playoff exit notwithstanding, the …

The Simple Economics of the MLB CBA and an Oakland Athletics Stadium

For years, A’s fans, analysts and insiders have followed the A’s executives and their winding search for a new stadium. It has long been acknowledged …

Oakland Athletics

3 Reasons Disney Should Divest ESPN

RBC Capital’s Steven Cahall believes the year-to-date underperformance of <b>Walt Disney Co</b> (NYSE: DIS) shares, despite the strength in non-media, …

Forbes Welcome

The rise of sports TV costs and why your cable bill keeps going up

Last year, Americans collectively spent 31 billion hours watching sports on TV — a 40% increase from a decade ago.<p>They watched football, baseball, basketball, hockey, horse racing, NASCAR, rowing, rugby, soccer and volleyball — even Little League championships and poker games.<p>“Live sports is the …

Sports

MLB Sees Record Revenues Approaching $10 Billion For 2016

Major League Baseball continues to grow at a phenomenal rate around its business. As the calendar year nears its end, the league can report that gross revenues for 2016 are approaching an incredible $10 billion. The figure marks the 14th consecutive year that baseball has posted record revenues. …

Baseball

Hooked for Life - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - George Dohrmann<p>George is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and the author of <i>Play Their Hearts Out</i>, winner of the 2011 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. For nearly 15 years he was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated.<p>Video Director - Finlay MacKay<p>Finlay is a photographer …

The Arts

Twitter to fix streaming lag as focus sharpens on live events

Twitter's Jonno Simpson.<p>Twitter is working on a solution to live sports streaming lags as “one of our biggest priorities”, admitting the 30-60 second …

Social media's changed how NHL fans watch the game

Social media has without doubt created a more active and engaged hockey fan who has never had an easier time following their favorite sport. During …

Social Media

"StubHub is like Napster," says a Ticketmaster exec of a "Cold War" against resellers even as both rivals push for a law that could curtail mass digital purchases.

During a recent U.S. Senate Subcommittee hearing on the Better Online Ticket Sales Act, bitter industry rivals Ticketmaster and StubHub came together …

Cold War

NFL relaxes in-game video, social media rules for teams

The NFL relaxed its in-game video and social media rules for individual clubs Friday, part of an ongoing evolution of a policy that has drawn …

Social Media

San Diego Chargers to exercise team option to move to Los Angeles in 2017

SAN DIEGO -- Barring a miracle, the San Diego Chargers are expected to exercise the team's option to move to Los Angeles in 2017, sources told ESPN's …

Los Angeles

M.L.B. Labor Deal Is Struck, Averting a Work Stoppage

Major League Baseball and the players’ union reached an agreement Wednesday night on a five-year collective bargaining agreement, beating a midnight deadline and ensuring labor peace through 2021 for a sport once regularly entangled in work stoppages.<p>The deal includes revised rules for free-agent …

Sports

Cricket Australia's Big Bash Campaign Puts You Right In The Action

Off the back of a hugely successful fifth season of the KFC Big Bash League, last night saw Cricket Australia launch the campaign for BBL06 via M&C …

Australia

How MLB And New Relic Are Redefining How Cloud Apps Deliver Great Experiences

Baseball is the perfect sport for exploring the paradox of a person’s passion for the game on the one hand, and the analytical precision it provides on the other. If you’ve ever played or are a fan, you know that passion well.<p>Capturing that passion, respecting it and creating experiences in apps is …

Software

Sports world scrambling to boost ratings amid technological changes

Against the backdrop of staggering one-year declines in television ratings for College Football Playoff semifinal games (36 percent) and the 2016 …

Sports

Oakland Athletics Finally Zeroing in on a Ballpark

Under their new team president, the Oakland Athletics are finally nearing their own real ballpark after nearly a half-century at the multi-use …

Oakland Athletics

Mercedes-Benz Stadium unveils 15 restaurant partners

Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials announced Wednesday the lineup of restaurant partners that will be f...