Daily Digest: Williams launch esports team and Eddie Hearn strikes $1bn deal with DAZN
The last Daily Digest of the week and it comes on probably the biggest news boxing has seen for a long time. DAZN, a company we know well here at DS, have launched in the US with a $1bn deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. It will be exciting to see what this means for both companies and the sport as a whole. You can read more about it here or on the Telegraph article further down this page.
Oh, and there’s a new podcast to listen to either at work or on your commute home this afternoon. It’s with the ever-engaging Romily Broad, a former EA and Norwich City digital lead who is now advising clubs on digital transformation. You can listen to it on iTunes, Spotify, Pocket Casts or on the Audioboom link at the bottom of this page.
World Surf League enters into innovative partnership with Airbnb (sportbusiness.com)
The WSL are one of the most forward looking and digitally savvy of sports organisations and we should watch how they utilise their events, athletes and digital properties. One that Facebook use as a case study when it comes to live sports video on their platform.
Williams Launches Official Esports Team (williamsf1.com)
After the news that Formula 1 was heading into esports once again after their successful test with Gfinity last year. Now we’re seeing the teams start to come on board with news that Williams will be fielding a team in the competition this year. The event should see all the teams, bar Ferrari, take part.
Eddie Hearn to assemble ‘biggest stable of fighters ever seen’ after striking $1 billion deal with online streaming giant (telegraph.co.uk)
As I mentioned in the intro, this is the big news of the week. Here’s the Telegraph’s take on what it means for boxing, especially Eddie’s plan to expand his fighter roster.
How the Miami Dolphins Generated $4 Million in Sales Using Facebook Video (blog.bufferapp.com)
An article from an old friend who was as enthusiastic about sports, social media and technology as I was back in the ‘early days’ of 2010-11. Now firmly entrenched at Buffer, he lists out a step by step guide as to how the Miami Dolphins generated sales from Facebook Video.
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