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Sports Tech Live - Issue #142

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Sports Tech Live

All your Sports Tech news in one place, covering topics like AR/VR, Data Analytics, eSports, Live Streaming, Sports Betting, Wearables, etc.

Hey Sports Tech Fans,
Andrew Hippert from Techstars Sports Tech Indy reached out to invite members of this amazing community to their latest demo day.
This is the third cohort to come through Techstars Sports Tech Indy and is one of the main reasons this newsletter even exists.
There are two Irish companies in this year’s batch which is amazing to see so I will certainly be tuning in to see them pitch.
There are in-person tickets and virtual tickets available for the 2nd of September and the Eventbrite link is below.
Earlier this summer the Global Design Challenge for sports was held, which I shared with you all back in May.
The Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021, had 256 registrants from an incredible 53 countries, making this a truly global event!
From these, 7 development award-winning submissions were selected:
 Winner of €10,000 development grant goes to Spree from Ireland
 Winner of €5,000 development grant goes to Stay Active from Finland
 Winner of €2,500 development grant goes to Professional Preparation for Inclusive Physical Education from Mauritius
 Winner of €1,000 development grant goes to Dare to Believe from Ireland
 Winner of 3 x €500 development grants go to:
o Dynamove from India
o Designing Policy Evaluation Tools for the SDGs form Canada
o Community Campus Portal from the UK
Have a great sporting weekend,
Will

Techstars Sports Tech Indy
Jordan Fliegel
Demo Day is coming! Register for our 3rd annual Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy Virtual Demo Day on September 2nd!
https://t.co/ug9e9bAqXC

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Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy - 2021 Demo Day Tickets, Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite
Global Design Challenge for Sport
Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity 2021: Supporting the creation and development of innovative ideas from around the world that enable people of all ages and abilities to lead active healthy lives - Devpost
Streaming Wars
German Super Cup to be Sky Sports’ first vertical broadcast | News | Broadcast
NHL sells remaining Disney Streaming Services stake for US$350m - SportsPro Media
Does Disney+ Need to Absorb Hulu and ESPN+ to Rival Netflix? – The Hollywood Reporter
fuboTV Acquires Exclusive Serie A and Coppa Italia Rights for Canada | Business Wire
BT Sport app adds Hype Mode feature for new Premier League season - SportsPro Media
Carrie Underwood's 'Sunday Night Football' Open Gets High-Tech Upgrade - Variety
DFL ups broadcast reach of 2. Bundesliga with enhanced feed powered by AWS | SportBusiness
Amazon Hires NFL Network Producer To Oversee Thursday Night Football – The Hollywood Reporter
Jay-Z Applies for New York License to Create Fanatics Sportsbook Betting Platform
Gambling
WTA nets FanDuel as first authorised gaming operator - SportsPro Media
Betano Signs Sponsorship Deal with Benfica – European Gaming Industry News
Sports tech firm Sportradar renews deal with FanDuel after announcing $100 million IPO
esports & Gaming
Despite COVID-19, localized esports organizations stayed close to their hometown communities — and reaped the rewards
Content
The Ryan Murphy-verse Expands With American Love Story and Sports Story
Bleacher Report, Alex Morgan’s Togethxr Team Up on Stewart Film – Sportico.com
Deals
Report: Topps out as Fanatics strikes trading card deals with MLB, NBA, NFL player unions
Bally's Corporation Acquires Telescope Inc., A Leading Provider Of Real-Time Fan Engagement Solutions
Genius Sports Acquires Spirable for Data-Driven Video Marketing; Steve Bornstein Joins Company as President of North America
Ironman Group’s expansion continues with Haute Route acquisition - SportsPro Media
Social and Marketing
Beijing Tightens Grip on ByteDance by Quietly Taking Stake, China Board Seat — The Information
Reddit, NFL Extend Their Content Partnership
NHL Jersey Ads Approved for 2022-23 Season as League Joins NBA, MLS – Sportico.com
BYU football: Players’ new NIL deal with Built Bar hits from bottom to top - Deseret News
Crypto
Women in Sport
Afghan Women Athletes Endangered with Taliban Takeover – Sportico.com
Partnerships
Award-Winning MOJO App Partners With FC Barcelona And NFL FLAG, Adds New "Play Anywhere" Features To Kick Off Huge Fall Season And Return To Sports
76ers Announce Ticketmaster as Official Ticketing Partner | Philadelphia 76ers
AR/VR
PGA TOUR unveils mobile AR experience for fans attending the 2021 FedExCup Playo | The Virtual Report.biz | TVRbiz
Hardware & Wearables
Fitness Vest Helps Amateur Athletes Track & Train Like A Pro
How Shot-Tracking Is Changing The Way Basketball Players Fix Their Game | FiveThirtyEight
Best of the Rest
MLB's first economic proposal to MLBPA includes lowered luxury tax to $180 million, salary floor – The Athletic
Long Reads
'We launched a brand, not a team': Inside Inter Miami's disastrous start in MLS – The Athletic
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