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Digital Sport’s Weekly Washup 24/02/17

Dunk Contest gets even cooler One of the most beloved parts of the NBA All Star Game is the Slam Dunk Contest. In anticipation of the contest last Friday, Bleacher

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Streaming on social benefits everyone involved – but are we moving too quickly?

Last week, Spain’s top football league, La Liga, streamed a live game on Facebook Live. They plan to stream one game a week on the platform. The week before, it

BT Sport to show FIFA 17 eSports games, bringing the sector to the mainstream

As the world of eSports has grown exponentially over the past few months, it may well have become mainstream today, after BT Sport sealed a deal to bring EA Sports’

Wayne Shaw’s Pie-eating antics a further warning to clubs about access to their players

On Monday night, one of the great British sporting sights played out in a small suburb of south London. If the FA Cup is loved by football fans, it is

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Everton’s search for innovative partnerships takes in The Open Championship

Everton football club are at a bit of a disadvantage these days. Their stadium – if historic and atmospheric – is old and creaking. They are falling behind their rivals

La Liga live streams games on Facebook and bites back against the Premier League

With the news that more and more sports are taking advantage of Facebook’s live streaming service to take advantage of their billions of users as a huge worldwide audience, it

Digital Sport’s Weekly Wash-Up 17/2/17

Bayern Munich curb stomps Arsenal…again When Bayern Munich destroyed Arsenal 5-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday, respective fans took to social media to voice their pain or mock their

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Club-produced content works wonders – but only if it’s done right

There’s sport, and then there’s all of the peripheral frills that surround it. From betting on sport and fantasy football, to the simple pleasure of the social experience; watching a

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Time to get serious: In defence of football’s Fan Channels

This is a guest post by Neil Smythe, previously Head of Sport at Shotglass / Fremantle Media who gives his unique insight into the workings of football’s unofficial fan channels and

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Live streaming will become the norm – but what important pitfalls have we missed?

We all know about the arrival of live streaming sporting events by now. One of the big revelations of 2016 was live video streaming on social media platforms, but if