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Top 50 Sports Data Projects of 2017

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 14/12/2017

In working with some of the biggest rights holders and brands across elite sport we are often fortunate to be privy to some of the most cutting edge and disruptive projects, from their infancy to mass application. Innovation drives progress and we are continually watching and assessing the most exciting and forward thinking ...

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Data & Tech Application Take Centre Stage at Largest Sports Summit on US West Coast

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 14/12/2017

The [Sports Performance Data & Fan Engagement Summit] (http://bit.ly/2mXalQ0) taking place in San Francisco] on [January 30-31] has captured the imagination of the elite sports community globally, in addition to the most forward thinking tech innovators in the Valley area. With just shy of [200 speakers] and over [500 registe ...

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A New Twist on Fan Engagement as Live Sports Becomes America’s Premiere Dating Venue

By Jack Wilson, Head of Technology & VR at Sports Innovation Network 14/12/2017

Through connecting sports fans based on shared team interests FanSwipe has created a seamless platform for fans to connect and find love. The only dating app to feature Ticketmaster integration, FanSwipe aims to make live sporting events the premier dating venue for fans across the country. [Activation: https://vimeo.com/245 ...

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Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment hits London in April ’18 – SAVE THE DATE

By Luke James, Director, Sports Innovation Network 14/12/2017

The global [entertainment and media market is set to break $2trillion and the global sports market alone will break $100billion by the end of 2017.] [Sports, Gaming] and [Entertainment] present the biggest mediums for engagement in the key target demographics for [leading consumer facing brands.] Following the huge success ...

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‘ROX’ Critical As Sports Media Evolution Gathers Speed

By Luke James, Director, Sports Innovation Network 14/12/2017

The experience economy is growing. We’re increasingly spending more on ‘doing things’ than ‘buying things’. Consumers also know and expect more than ever and are becoming more demanding. As a result, rights holders and brands have to work hard than ever to engage people on a deeper level to foster long-term loyalty. According t ...

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The Birth of an Industry

By Glen Rapoport co-Founder Vitruvian Sport Systems; Partner - Proforma (Canada +UK) 22/11/2017

Last week Matteo Masucci and I were privileged to take part in the inaugural World Virtual and Augmented Reality Sport Innovation Summit in San Francisco. I’ve been to many conferences with thousands of participants, but there were fewer than 200 pioneers that participated here. Senior executives from the broadcast world, all ma ...

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"How Instagram Are Using Storytelling & Live Video To Create Authentic Fan Engagement Experiences"

22/11/2017

[Will Yoder], Sports Partnerships, [Instagram] [Athletes have some of the most influential profiles and accounts on social media. In your view why do these voices have so much impact with fans and how are networks such as Instagram striving to support them?] 
Sports fans on Instagram love authenticity, and athletes a ...

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7 reasons to attend the San Francisco Sports Fan Engagement Summit

By Nick Longworth, Director, Sports Innovation Network 09/11/2017

The Sports Performance Data and Fan Engagement Summit organized with the support of 150 different sporting disciplines, will bring together 350 delegates, on 30th & 31st January including CEOs, VPs, Senior Directors from the world’s leading broadcasters, rights holders, social platforms and technology providers. Here are 7 t ...

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San Francisco 49ers Create New Sponsorship Opportunities Using Augmented Reality

By Luke James, Director, Sports Innovation Network 09/11/2017

The vast potential of AR in diminishing the space between real and digital worlds in creating hyper engaged audience is fast being realised. [Activation:] https://vimeo.com/236050688 The San Francisco 49ers were looking to build a new type of sponsorship by leveraging augmented reality.  They created 4 different souvenir ...

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Turner Sports and Intel Combine To Make VR a Reality for the NBA

By Luke James, Director, Sports Innovation Network 09/11/2017

A broadcast giant, a technology powerhouse and one of the biggest sports leagues on the planet walk into a bar... Virtual Reality is no longer a whimsical pipe dream or punch-line to some poorly disguised joke. It is an actual reality and it is time to sit up and start taking notice Sport is continuing to lead the way and ...

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