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Fox Sports Digital Flexes Long-Form Content Muscles During Busy Super Bowl Week
By Brandon Costa, Director of Digital
When working a Super Bowl, sleep isn’t something one should expect to get much of. Down in Miami, the team at Fox Sports Digital ground out an onslaught of content, ranging from live long form to the VOD short form, all while putting together a week that garnered the media giant more than 150 million views across its suite of digital platforms and social channels.
Premier League To Launch Direct-to-Fans Streaming Service “Eventually”
By Will Strauss, Contributing Editor
The English Premier League (EPL) is planning to launch a direct-to-consumer OTT streaming service that will stand alongside its broadcast rights packages. According to a report in the UK newspaper the Daily Mail, Richard Masters has indicated that the plan for the service is already well underway, although no exact timeframe has been given, only suggesting that it is an inevitable move for the EPL.
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Dorna Sports Teams With LaLiga to Protect AV Content Against Piracy
By Heather McLean, SVG Europe
LaLiga’s technological content protection department is to provide its anti-piracy services to motorsport competitions managed by Dorna Sports. The agreement, which LaLiga has confirmed is valid for the coming season, reinforces both LaLiga and Dorna Sports’ commitment to protecting global content distribution in collaboration with television operators and digital platforms.
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EA Broadcast Center Celebrates Inaugural Year With Madden NFL 20 Challenge
By Jason Dachman, Chief Editor
While 102 million NFL football fans had their eyes fixed on Miami for Super Bowl LIV last weekend, Madden gaming fans were tuned in to their own main event 3,000 miles away: the Madden NFL 20 Challenge at the EA Broadcast Center in Redwood City, CA. The three-day live production (Jan. 30–Feb. 1), which featured 16 top players competing for their share of $190,000, marked the culmination of the EA Broadcast Center’s inaugural year, having launched during the 2019 Challenge last March.
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Arsenal FC Teams Up With AWS for Cost-Effective Live Streaming of Friendlies
By Heather McLean, SVG Europe
In July 2019, English Premier League club Arsenal used Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental MediaConnect to live stream a match against the Colorado Rapids, the Major League Soccer (MLS) team. The friendly, played at DSG Park in Commerce City, was shown live as part of the club’s efforts to make the broadcasting of matches more affordable.
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SVG Sports OTT Forum (March 10, NYC)
SVG Sports OTT Forum Returns to NYC on March 10
By Brandon Costa, Director of Digital
OTT distribution, subscription-based video services are becoming the norm, and the distribution of sports content is facing a whole new set of challenges at a rapidly escalating scale. Join your industry peers as we take these challenges head on at the SVG Sports OTT Forum on March 10 in NYC.
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SportsTech Wire
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XFL Receives Live Data, Statistics from Sportradar
Verizon, NFL Develop AR Overlays on NFL OnePass App for Super Bowl LIV
AT&T Sees More Than 10.2 TB of Data During Sunday's Final Game in Miami
Sportradar, MLB Build New Virtual In-Play Game for Sports Betting
Overwatch League Unveils New Stats Lab Beta Before 2020 Season
Cornell University Relies on AJA for Powerful Live Streams
ESPN Digital Snatches 95.5 Million Unique Visitors Per Month in 2019
MLS, U.S. Soccer Sign Exclusive Data Deal With Stats Perform
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