Sports Technology

Report: Facebook, Amazon Among Tech Giants Interested In Streaming Thursday NFL Games

If the news that Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and YouTube are all reportedly interested in streaming Thursday night NFL games sounds familiar, that’s …

Consumer Protection

Tech scrimmages for Thursday NFL

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) and YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL) have all submitted proposals to the NFL in the hope of …

Business

Atlanta Braves Reintroduce Ballpark App With SunTrust Park Opening, Including Waze Info, AI

With SunTrust Park set to open in a matter of days, the Atlanta Braves will be reintroducing MLB’s Ballpark app to fans.<p>According to Greg Mize, …

Atlanta

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry Has Tested Virtual Reality To Train His Mind

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is accustomed to using unconventional methods to help him improve on the court, and he has also become …

Basketball

Amateur Baseball Players Get High-Tech Bats to Perfect Their Swings

Young baseball players may soon be able to improve their swings with the help of sensors and data crunching.<p>On Wednesday, the Amateur Athletic Union, …

Baseball

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Envisions Future League-Wide eSports Competition

NEW YORK — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday he could see the league eventually hosting an eSports hockey league competition.<p>“We envision …

eSports

PlayStation Vue adds MLB Network in time for World Baseball Classic

The sports channel is now included in Vue's Core subscription tier, starting at $35 per month.<p>Itching to catch the World Baseball Classic semifinal between USA and Japan tonight?<p>PlayStation Vue could be the ticket. Sony's live streaming TV service has added the MLB Network, exclusive carrier of the …

World Baseball Classic

In push for more live video, Twitter officially announces the Producer API

Confirming earlier reports by The Information and here at TechCrunch, Twitter officially announced the launch of a new tool for live video aimed at larger media publishers and broadcasters. The Producer API, as it’s called, will allow professional publishers to connect their equipment to Twitter in …

Facebook

Google lets sports teams and artists post on its search pages

Remember how Google let American political candidates post content directly to search results last year? You're about to see a lot more of that. As of now, web searchers in the US and Brazil will see content directly posted by people and organizations when looking for movies, museums, sports teams, …

Google

Toronto Raptors Planning To Be On ‘Ground Floor’ Of New NBA 2K eLeague

The new NBA 2K eLeague won’t officially debut until 2018 but some franchises are starting to announce either their selection by the league office or …

NBA

Here’s how to watch NCAA March Madness in VR

Want to watch March Madness in VR? You’re in luck.<p>Six games — including the Final Four national semifinals and National Championship game — will be streamed in VR. The games will be available via the new NCAA March madness Live VR App available on the Oculus Store, which will work with Gear VR …

Virtual Reality

Esurance Partners With TuneIn For MLB Content

by<p>TuneIn and Esurance announced a partnership that includes presenting sponsorship rights of TuneIn's original MLB show <i>MLB on TuneIn LIVE</i> through the …

Advertising Industry

Snapchat just signed a deal with one of this country's biggest sporting codes

Snapchat wants those advertising dollars, and what do people like? Sport, of course.<p>Like Twitter before it, Snapchat's parent company Snap Inc. is chasing deals with Australian sporting codes in an effort to monetise its claimed 4 million daily active users locally.<p>On Monday, it announced a …

Snapchat

Ex-NFL Player Drayton Florence Develops Vets 22 App To Help Military Veterans

AUSTIN, Texas — Drayton Florence grew up in a military household and went on to have an 11-year NFL career. When he got into tech after his playing …

Veterans

Watch Exclusive Manchester United Video Content Via Uber App

Uber riders in more than 200 cities around the world can access exclusive Manchester United video content through the Uber app as they journey to …

Soccer

Judge rules for Golden State Warriors, dismisses eavesdropping app lawsuit

<i>Read about the latest sports tech news, innovations, ideas and products that impact players, fans and the sports industry at SportTechie.com.</i><p>A …

Sports

Twitter snags another sports partnership

Today, the National Lacrosse League (NLL) announced a new two-year live streaming partnership with the platform. The exclusive partnership means that <b>Twitter will stream one NLL per week</b>, as well as playoff and championship games at the end of the season. Games will be accessible to visitors who are …

Lacrosse

How the UK plans to block illegal Kodi soccer streams

Last week, at the High Court, the Football Association Premier League (FAPL) was granted stronger powers to crack down on the illegal streaming of English football matches. Instead of chasing websites hosting live players, the League can now block the servers that provide the live feeds, cutting …

Net Neutrality

Twitter hopes you want to watch live lacrosse

Good news -- Twitter has landed another sports streaming deal! Only... it's probably not what you were expecting. The social network has scored the rights to stream National Lacrosse League games for the 2017 and 2018 seasons in the US and Canada. The arrangement will offer you one game per week as …

Technology

Wasserman Produces Cutting-Edge Experiential Activations

Wasserman and Immersive Experiential partnered to produce the Microsoft Creator’s Lab at the NFL Experience in Houston last month.<p>Featuring a …

Virtual Reality

SXSW Sports 2017: The Future of Sports Viewership

AUSTIN, Texas — “There’s never been a better time to be a sports fan,” declared Andrew Barge, Head of Sports Broadcast Partnerships at Twitter, early …

eSports

AAU announces partnership with Blast Motion on official swing sensor technology

<i>Read about the latest sports tech news, innovations, ideas and products that impact players, fans and the sports industry at SportTechie.com.</i><p>Amateur …

Sports

What channel is truTV?

The NCAA tournament is upon us and unless you're an avid fan of Impractical Jokers, you may not know where to find truTV on your television. Well, …

College Basketball

Washington D.C. sponsoring major esports team, and building esports arena

U.S. capital bets big on esports’ appeal to tourists<p>Washington D.C. is making a considerable push into esports, starting with the sponsorship of a major esports team and the construction of a multipurpose arena with esports primarily in mind.<p>Max Brown, the chairman of Events DC, which manages …

Gaming

Mobile App Lets You Beat RBS 6 Nations Half Time Scrums At Aviva Stadium

Rapid Q, a mobile app from Preoday, is enabling fans to pre-order food and drink from their seats during the 6 Nations

Mobile Apps

Is Pay Per View the future of Live Sport?

Access to live sport is paramount for millions around the world and some of the largest broadcast networks.<p>Before satellite and specific subscription …

Technology In Snow Sports - Could Resorts Take Some Tips?

As the end of another ski season looms, the breadth and development of tech which supports the sport has, yet again, been impressive. The only issue - and one which becomes more apparent with every passing winter - is that the manufacturers are ahead of the game but have resorts, in terms of …

Skiing

Facebook dips its gigantic toe into the U.S. sports scene

Facebook just scored something big in live.<p>The social networking giant will livestream regular season matches of American soccer through a partnership with Major League Soccer and Univision Deportes, the companies announced Friday.<p>The deal includes at least 22 matches of the 2017 season with the …

Fortune 500

ESPN unveiling new technology to enhance IndyCar experience

If you are a Verizon IndyCar Series fan who has longed to get closer to the action, ABC and ESPN might have just made your day.<p>ESPN announced Tuesday …

ESPN

MLB Approves Wearable Technology During Games

The MLB as approve the use of a wearable technology monitor for the players. We are not talking about your average smartwatch or Fitbit. This …

Wearable Tech