Digital Sport Morning Briefing: Friday 21st December

Only a very short one from me today as I’ll be running around helping my son celebrate his birthday – the lucky wee man has 3 days of opening presents over these next 4! (we have 2 Christmas days this year). So here is my reading list for today. Have a great Christmas break and we’ll be back on 2nd January for what will be an immense 2018, including our first #DSManchester gathering on 25th January (book your place now!).

INDUSTRY ARTICLES/NEWS

Future of live sports? How Amazon streamed NFL games to 200 countries and 600 types of devices (geekwire.com)

We talk a lot about OTT, and we’ll be doing so even more in January, but do we we ever stop to think about what goes into producing and distributing something like NFL Thursday Night Football. This is a super geeky look at the technology behind the game.

How data saved the Golden State Warriors (wired.com)

OK this is a bit of a strange one as it looks at the use of data through SportVU and their installation of cameras around the stadium to measure all the moves happening on court during the 2010-11 season. It’s all based around this time and doesn’t really update itself, but it is an interesting look at how performance analytics has been affecting sport for several years now.

ESPN adds Monday Night Football mobile rights to NFL coverage (sportbusiness.com)

The deal will grant ESPN subscribers access to mobile coverage of the games until the end of the 2021 NFL season, when the broadcaster’s existing rights agreement with the league expires. The expanded partnership also includes mobile highlights packages.

 

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