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Riot Games Descends on Little Caesars Arena for Blockbuster LCS Summer Finals Production
By Jason Dachman, Chief Editor
Riot Games took over Little Caesars Arena in Detroit over the weekend for League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Summer Finals. Riot leveraged a control room back home in Los Angeles to produce the live stream on Twitch and YouTube and utilized Little Caesars Arena’s massive center-hung videoboard, projection-mapping system, and more to create a unique experience for fans in the arena and watching online.
Ekstraklasa Launches Football Streaming Platform for Polish Diaspora
By Fergal Ringrose, SVG Europe
Poland’s top football league, Ekstraklasa, is launching its own OTT platform. Ekstraklasa.TV, the new streaming website and app, is intended to be a source of revenue for the Polish league for years to come, a way of reaching fans from all over the world and a brand-building tool.
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MLB Lets Little Leaguers Go Yard With VR Home Run Derby
By Kristian Hernandez, Associate Editor
Every year at the Little League World Series, an overwhelming power hitter electrifies the viewing audience. This year, it was Mid-Atlantic’s Yadi Mateo, a 5-ft.-11 231-lb. player from Elizabeth, NJ. Whether players can clear the 225-ft. walls of Lamade or Volunteer Stadium or can’t, representatives of all 16 Little League teams joined the virtual world to hit dingers during the second consecutive Home Run Derby VR Little League Challenge.
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Soccer Summit Americas: USL’s Brad Baker on How Expansion, Digital Presence Are Revolutionizing the League
By Brandon Costa, Director of Digital
For U.S. sports fans, there's more soccer than ever to watch. Domestically, one of the leagues is the United Soccer League (USL) on ESPN+. At SVG's first-ever Soccer Summit Americas, Brandon Costa caught up with USL's Brad Baker to discuss the rapid growth and how they're putting matches in front of more eyeballs.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group Closes Deal With Disney for 21 Fox RSNs
By Jason Dachman, Chief Editor
It's finally official: Sinclair Broadcast Group has closed its deal with The Walt Disney Company to acquire the equity interests in 21 RSNs and Fox College Sports, which were acquired by Disney in its deal with 21st Century Fox. The transaction ascribed a total enterprise value to the RSNs equal to $10.6 billion (an aggregate purchase price of $9.6 billion after adjusting for minority interests).
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