Daily Digest: BT Sport to stream UCL Final on YouTube and DAZN’s game plan

Last night, we had a wonderful time at the Football Blogging Awards, streamed live on the digital channels of Sky Sports. Indeed, we also recorded interviews for the pod and give out the trophy for ‘best football podcast’. So keep an eye out for a podcast from the gala ceremony!

BT Sport to stream Champions League final on YouTube (sportspromedia.com)

Year number three for this partnership as their partnership continues to evolve and grow with UEFA. No highlights on ITV this year as the free-to-air component is now 100% digital.

Player stats tablets to be used at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (fifa.org)

This summer you’ll be seeing coaches with tablets at the side of the pitch as they are now able to use them to track real-time player data from the bench. Be interesting to see how this impacts on how substitutions are made and what instructions are given out during the game.

DAZN’s game plan: inside the UK streaming service’s $1bn raid on the US sports TV market (thedrum.com)

Lots of scrutiny in DAZN since the boxing announcement. Until now they’ve been operating quite under the radar with deals in Germany, Japan and Canada. But now the British and US press are fully aware of them and for good reason.

Six Nations digital Q&A – what’s next for ‘Rugby’s Greatest Championship’? (linkedin.com)

Love a good Q&A.

The Plight of the Athlete Entrepreneur (innovate.hashtagsports.com)

As athletes come to retirement they’re seeing that there is more to life than punditry on TV or a marketing/ambassador role with a business they have no interest in. Entrepreneurship is booming with more of us taking the plunge than ever before, and athletes are no different. Good take this from a Superbowl winner on what has lit the spark in the next stage of his life.

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