Digital Sport’s Weekly Wash-Up 14/10/16

BT Sport announce cricket line-up

Michael Vaughan, Graeme Swann, Kevin Pietersen and Ricky Ponting have all been named on the presenting team for BT Sport’s upcoming international cricket coverage.

The broadcaster has picked up the exclusive UK rights to all of Australia’s home Test matches, ODIs, T20s and the Big Bash league, as well as the next Ashes series with England in 2017-18.

Radio 1 DJ Greg James will be the main anchor of BT’s coverage, which begins on November 3 with the first Test between Australia and South Africa.

“We’re excited to be adding international cricket including next winter’s much anticipated exciting Ashes series, and the hugely successful Australian Big Bash, to the lineup of exclusively live sport available to BT Sport viewers,” said Simon Green, head of BT Sport. “I hope viewers will enjoy our cricket coverage and we’re thrilled that Greg James is joining BT Sport along with some of the greatest players of recent times.”

Behold, the 360-degree infographic

American Football team Clemson Tigers this week created a stunning a 360-degree infographic, allowing users to explore player stats by moving their phone.

The #smsports hype was real, with designers everywhere rushing to follow suit.


Chelsea dump Adidas for Nike and £900M

Chelsea have confirmed a new kit deal with Nike which is reportedly worth a meagre £900m over the next 15 years. The agreement, which is understood to be worth £60m a season, will run until 2032 and is the largest commercial deal in the Premier League club’s history.

Confirmation of the new partnership follows on from months of speculation after Chelsea announced that it would be cutting short its current contract with Adidas six years early. The 10-year partnership with the Adidas was reportedly worth £60m a season and will cost Chelsea £40m to terminate. Bargain. 

Social media kits

And finally, ever wondered what football kits would look like if they were made for the App Store? Probably not, but the talented designers at Graphic UNTD have, and they look superb.







Check out the full collection at

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