Digital Sport’s Weekly Wash-up 15/04/2016

New Besiktas stadium features screens on seats

Turkish football giant Besiktas officially unveiled its new stadium on Monday for the clash against Bursaspor which features technology never before seen in Europe.

Named Vodafone Arena, the £90 million stadium has a capacity of 43,000 spectators and has taken over three years to build.

Small screens have been installed in the back of season to allow fans to watch replays during the game as well as much more. The club looks to be attempting to follow the trend currently spreading around Europe involving ‘fully connected’ stadiums.

NFL’s Thursday Night Football schedule unveiled

The NFL, CBS, NBC and Twitter have announced the 2016 Thursday Night Football broadcast schedule with the league welcoming Twitter as its newest streaming partner. This comes merely 10 days after the social giant won the streaming rights to NFL’s Thursday Night Football.

Twitter will stream 10 Thursday Night Football games, providing free live streaming video without authentication to over 800 million registered and non-registered users of the social platform worldwide.

In addition to streaming the games, Twitter will provide game highlights from Thursday Night Football and use Periscope to give fans an immersive experience.

The first game to be live streamed on Twitter will be the New Jersey Jets vs Buffalo Bills on September 15th.

Orange launches Euros Campaign

International Partner and Official Telecommunications Services Provider of 2016 Euros in France, Orange has launched its campaign for the event named #OrangeSponsorsYou based around making fans the centre of its sponsorship.

The campaign will include Orange nominating the “Fan of the Match” of each match. Throughout the event, Orange will choose the most digitally active fan in the stadium during each game with winners being awarded a ticket to see the final at Stade de France.

To launch the campaign, Orange teamed up with football legend and Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane. The superstar will appear in a TV ad from May 29th, where he will play a coach who is looking for the best fans across the world.

During the tournament, Orange will also allow fans to play with the Eiffel Tower. Using the hashtag #OrangeSponsorsYou, social users will be able to change some appearances of the monument, like its colors.

Yahoo launches eSports app

A few weeks after launching an eSports section which includes articles and videos focused on the competitive gaming industry on sports.yahoo.com, Yahoo has now launched its first eSports mobile application on Android devices and soon arriving on iOS.

The Yahoo eSports app will bring users many features from the web platform that aren’t accessible on mobile including being able to use the schedule to find upcoming matches and set reminders, seeing live stats on match pages, watch live or past games, and more.

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