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Immersive Technology Sports Start-up Shortlist Announced for Verizon 5G Investor Day

By Sports Innovation Network 02/11/2018

As a part of our [Immersive Technology Series by Sports Innovation Network] we are excited to announce the start-ups short listed to pitch at our Verizon 5G Immersive Tech Investor Day on Monday, November 12. From a host of early stage companies who applied our judging panel (comprised of some of the leading VC and early sta ...

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Exploring how 5G technology will impact the sports industry - Sports Innovation Network and Verizon Interview

By Sports Innovation Network 02/11/2018

As a part of our [Immersive Technology Series] we are working closely with Verizon in exploring how 5G technology will impact the sports industry. We were delighted to chat to [Toby Redshaw], SVP, 5G Ecosystems, Innovation & Product Development at [Verizon] to understand the impact of 5G, how it will facilitate the growth of ...

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the Fan Controlled Football League Immersive Technology Summit  Interview Questions

By Sports Innovation Network 02/11/2018

Ahead of the [2nd Annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment] in San Francisco next month (November 13-14) we spoke to [Sohrob Farudi, CEO & Co-founder] at the [Fan Controlled Football League] to hear his thoughts on the [size of the immersive market in sport], how [traditional and eSports are becoming ever closer, ne ...

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How Virtual Reality Is Changing Sports Training

By Allie Cooper, Azel Claire Exclusive for sports-innovation-network.com 03/10/2018

The [2nd annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Summit is to be held in the Bay Area in November.] And the sequel to last year’s successful summit could not have come at a better time as 2018 has been a breakthrough year for immersive technology in sports. Virtual reality (VR), in particular, is trudging ever so c ...

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2nd Annual Immersive Tech in Sports & Entertainment Summit - 5 Weeks to Go!

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 03/10/2018

The [2nd Annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment] returns to San Francisco next month on [November 13-14]. Worldwide spending on Virtual and Augmented Reality is forecast to reach [$17.8 billion by the end of 2018, a 95% increase on the VR/AR spend in 2017]. With senior executives from leading [sports leagues and ...

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Verizon 5G Investor Day - One Week to go for Immersive Tech Start-up Submissions

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 03/10/2018

Ahead of the [2nd Annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Summit] in SF this November (13-14) the [Sports Innovation Network] are delighted to be partnered with Verizon to hold an invitation only pre-summit meet-up for [senior execs, venture capitalists and selected start-ups] to explore [investment strategy] and s ...

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Intel Sports Immersive Tech Interview Questions

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 03/10/2018

Ahead of the [2nd Annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment] in San Francisco next month (November 13-14) we spoken to James Carwana, General Manager at Intel Sports to hear his thoughts on the [size of the immersive market in sport, new technologies to watch out for and the growing trend and value of fan generated c ...

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"Sports Tech & Money: Immersive Tech" comes to SF this November

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 31/08/2018

The Sports Innovation Immersive Technology week in San Francisco this November (12-14) will be holding a "Sports Tech & Money" day with a specific focus upon immersive technologies. Held on November 12th this is an opportunity for VCs and senior leagues and broadcasters to meet and hear from some of the most innovative start- ...

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James Carwana, Head of Intel Sports & Vice President Intel Capital to Open Immersive Tech in Sports & Entertainment Summit

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 31/08/2018

James Carwana, Vice President at Intel Capital and General Manager of the Intel Sports organization at Intel Corporation will open the [Immersive Tech in Sports & Entertainment Summit] returning to San Francisco this [November (13-14).] James will be talking about the ["Immersive Future"] and the commercial, investment and tech ...

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WWE Live Virtual Reality First: The next step in the rise of "Sports Most Innovative Company"

By Dermot Kelly, Director, Sports Innovation Network 31/08/2018

Last year, WWE generated $801 million in revenue, its highest revenue in company history and a 10% increase over 2016. The rise of the WWE is an incredible story, not least because the company is not afraid to embrace innovation. From moving away from their PPV (Pay-Per-View) model to a subscription model with WWE Network, the o ...

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Blockchain Mobile Ticketing Successfully Used in UEFA Super Cup

By Dermot Kelly, Director, Sports Innovation Network 31/08/2018

[UEFA] (Union of European Football Associations), the governing body for football in Europe, has announced that it [sold all of the tickets] for last month's Super Cup Final between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid via a [mobile app connected to the blockchain.] The successful trial of a [blockchain-enabled mobile ticketing ...

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William Hill Expands Sports Betting Operations in USA

By Dermot Kelly, Director, Sports Innovation Network 09/08/2018

William Hill, the London-listed bookmaker, has announced a major [US expansion] this week by [signing sports betting agreements] with eleven casinos in Mississippi and one in West Virginia, as well as partaking in advanced talks with operators in fourteen other states. The Mississippi casinos are expected to go live by the ...

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NFL Players Association Invests in Crypto Start-Up

By Dermot Kelly, Director, Sports Innovation Network 09/08/2018

[The multi-billion dollar Sports & Entertainment industry] is increasingly regarded as a considerable area of potential opportunity and growth for cryptocurrencies. As such, it is no surprise to hear that The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has sealed its support and made an important investment in a cryptocurrency start-up call ...

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OTT Platforms offer American Fans of European Soccer separate streaming options

By Dermot Kelly, Director, Sports Innovation Network 09/08/2018

[ESPN] has followed in the footsteps of Turner Sports by signing the rights for major European soccer events for their Over-The-Top (OTT) live streaming platforms. The top division of Italian Club Football, Serie A, has secured numerous deals which will give fans around the world access to stream every game from the start if ...

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CBS Sports Introduce New Broadcast Technology for PGA Tour Including a First for 4D in Golf

By Dermot Kelly, Director, Sports Innovation Network 09/08/2018

CBS Sports have introduced their biggest technology push in US golf broadcast history in a drive to maximize the fan experience by delivering, amongst other things, immersive replays and putt prediction. This week marks the 28th consecutive PGA Championship for CBS however it will be the first to combine innovations such as 4D r ...

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VR helping broadcasters increase audience engagement for the European Championships

By Dermot Kelly, Director, Sports Innovation Network 09/08/2018

With the European Championships kicking off this week, the [Virtual Reality App] The European Championships Lounge has been launched. This app will offer fans [immersive coverage] of the multi-sport event, including over 50 hours of VR content using 180 and 360 cameras at Germany’s Olympic Stadium Combining virtual and augmen ...

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C-Suite Leaders From Hi-Tech, Sports and Industry Drive Hi-Tech in Sports at Invitation Only Meet in SF Ahead of Rugby World Cup Sevens

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 30/07/2018

The Sports Innovation Network was delighted to be work with [World Rugby] and [Capgemini] in creating the World Rugby Innovation Summit as part of the Capgemini Tech Exchanges Week in the run in to the [San Francisco Rugby World Cup Sevens.] With leaders involved including [Pablo Sanchez, CEO Wealth Management at HSBC, Arjun ...

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Security Technology to Take Centre Stage in US Sports Betting

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 30/07/2018

On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in favor of New Jersey's case to repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), thereby paving the way towards [legalizing online sports betting in the U.S.] It comes as no surprise that sports gambling is big business. In 2017, [Nevad ...

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Major League Baseball  agrees Blockchain Partnership in monumental move for the Sports Industry

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 30/07/2018

[Major League Baseball] has sought to create another first for the sports market by agreeing a partnership to develop the [first blockchain game based on a global sports league.] MLB has partnered with Los Angeles-based game studio Lucid Sight in the venture, which will lead to [MLB Crypto Baseball], the first-ever game compris ...

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Fan360 Platform Rewards Fans Using Blockchain Technology

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 30/07/2018

The sports industry is always on and has a continual stream of content with fans across the globe. As such it lends itself so well to emerging new technologies and in particular in the field fan engagement. [Enter Fan360], a global platform for sports fans, that enables them to consolidate whatever interests them about any spor ...

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2nd Annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Summit - Save The Date

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 30/07/2018

Following the huge success of the Inaugural launch in SF last year the [Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Summit 2018] returns to the Bay Area later this year on [November 13/14]. Designed specifically for senior executives and leaders across [sports, blue chip tech, start-ups, media companies] and [Venture Capit ...

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Africa Successfully Launch 5G Broadcast and create Huge Opportunity for Immersive Technologies

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 30/07/2018

5G has long been lauded as the answer to enabling effective immersive and virtual experiences. The Vodocam Durban horserace has been the first instance in Africa where 5G has enabled a live sport broadcast in Virtual Reality. The first VR experience showcased the high speed and low latency capabilities of 5G and used 4K video ...

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Israel Realises Potential in Sports Technology Innovation & Colosseum Lead The Way

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 30/07/2018

Last Wednesday the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange was opened by [Oren Simanian, CEO & Founder at Colosseum Sport] alongside a host of senior figures and legends of Israeli Sports. The grand opening led to an incredible day as [Israeli leaders] in [government, technology] and [venture capital] mobilised to realise the potential for ...

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McLaren Announce VR Partnership With HTC

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 01/06/2018

HTC will be teaming with the McLaren Formula One team for new VR content, hardware and esports to make McLaren more immersive for its 100 million fans worldwide. McLaren and HTC will be launching a special edition McLaren-branded HTC Vive headset, and will also be joining forces to create new immersive VR and augmented reality ...

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