Daily Digest: A new World Cup podcast & the Madrid Open goes live with VR

This weeks has felt like a bit of a slow news week. On Digital Sport we have kept up with fantastic articles being written, but the rest of the web has felt like it’s gone on a bit of an Easter break. There’s still much going on with the NFL draft, the football season coming to an end and the summer sports starting to get going. But it’s still a bit quiet…

We Came To Win – Podcast (gimletmedia.com)

I’ve long been a fan of the podcasts that Gimlet Media produce. They are top end, highly scripted with great narratives and they produce something for everyone. With the World Cup almost upon they have launched a podcast series to celebrate the greatest stories that have come out of World Cup history, and what the tournament has meant to people. The first one is called “How the 1990 World Cup saved English soccer”.

Madrid Open sets first with VR coverage (sportspromedia.com)

This is interesting, not because it is an event testing out VR (and with it 360 video on YouTube), but because it is live. This has been tough to achieve so far due to the sheer bandwidth needed to get so much information over to us, the fan, in real-time. Glitches will happen for sure, but it’s starting to become more mainstream.

How NFL Schedules were tweeted – Every NFL team (sportsgeek.com)

A great wrap from Sean Callanan on how the NFL teams have been covering an event that can be dry, but is also important to both the teams and fans. We’ve sometimes seen creative ways the new Premier League/English Football League fixtures have been shown here, so it’s good to look how others do theirs too.


If you couldn’t make it to our Manchester event this week, you can now catch up with the panel session that took place on the topic of ‘how to engage with next gen fans using social media’. We could have gone on all night, but thankfully we lasted about 45 minutes. Just in time to watch the Liverpool game!

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