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Samsung NEXT & MC Saatchi Join Faculty As Immersive Tech in Sports & Entertainment Summit Hits London

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 12/04/2018

Commercial strategy and execution is essential to the development of Immersive and new technologies. The [Immersive Technology In Sports & Entertainment Summit] creates an environment whereby leaders from across the technology, broadcast, sports and entertainment space can speak [openly and honestly to facilitate cross-learning, ...

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LA Billionaire Closes In On $500 Million D.C United Deal As MLS Value Continues To Grow

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 12/04/2018

Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is close to a deal to invest in Major League Soccer’s D.C. United, an agreement that would value the club at a league-record $500 million, according to reports. This emerges as D.C United’s new soccer-only stadium is set to open and further highlights the development, growth and commercial pote ...

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Mystery Consortium Reported to Offer FIFA $25 Billion for Control of Two Tournaments

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 12/04/2018

A fund of investors from the Middle East and Asia are apparently keen to table a $25 billion investment to buy an expanded version of FIFA’s Club World Cup in addition to the rights to a proposed global league for teams. Such an agreement would be unprecedented as FIFA has never sold control of its events to the highest bidde ...

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Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Series – Highlights From San Francisco!

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 05/04/2018

The Sports Performance & Fan Engagement Series continues to grow with over [150 speakers, 3 separate streams] and [500 attendees] already registered for the London leg next month. As the [Early Bird ends next Friday] it is a great opportunity to be a part of the fastest growing sports technology summit in Europe! [https://ww ...

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Two Weeks To Go Until Immersive Tech in Sports & Entertainment Summit Hits London

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 05/04/2018

Commercial strategy and execution is essential to the development of Immersive and new technologies. The [Immersive Technology In Sports & Entertainment Summit] creates an environment whereby leaders from across the technology, broadcast, sports and entertainment space can speak openly and honestly to facilitate cross-learning, ...

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Immersive Content Key As Formula One & Netflix Team Up to Create Original Docu-Series

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 05/04/2018

As the [Sports OTT content arms race continues to gather speed], racing giant F1 and OTT behemoth Netflix join forces to create an original docu-series to air in 2019. This [Netflix original series will be the first to truly immerse the audience] inside the cockpits, the paddock and the lives of the key players in Formula 1]. ...

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YouTube TV To Become the  First-Ever Presenting Sponsor of The NBA Finals

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 05/04/2018

Google’s Youtube is making a strong play in the OTT space with another promotional pact that sees [YouTube TV] and the [NBA] agreed to a deal that will see Youtube TV become the first-ever presenting sponsor of the NBA finals. The move comes after Google has inked several sports partnerships for [Youtube TV] in recent months, ...

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Formula 1 Launch F1 TV - Personalized Live GP Subscription Service

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 05/04/2018

Formula One have made the [biggest investment in their digital transformation to date with the launch of F1 TV], launching early in the World Championship season. As OTT and the linear-digital broadcast evolution shows no sign of [abating F1 TV promises to bring fans unique feeds and multi-level personalization] for between ...

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eSports Global Economy Sees 38% Rise to Reach $905 Million in 2018

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 01/03/2018

Newzoo, the global leader in esports, games, and mobile intelligence, last week announced the release of its [2018 Global Esports Market Report. (http://bit.ly/2tcYv7y)] In the coming year, the [global Esports Economy will grow to $905.6 million], a year-on-year growth of 38%. The majority of this, 77%, will be generated dire ...

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SuperBowl LII Becomes Global Showcase For Sports Technology

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 08/02/2018

From the half-time shows to the social media storm and road-shows that surround it, [the Super Bowl] has long been the [wheel house of the advertising world] and an example of how the U.S marry [elite sport and entertainment] better than anybody else in the world. The [Super Bowl LII] will not just go down as one of the great g ...

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