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NHL All-Star 2020: Active Player, Puck Tracking Is Set To Transform NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director
NHL All-Star Weekend represented a major step toward a data-driven future for the league via a system made up of four components. The promise is new ways to engage with fans on digital platforms, a foundation for opportunities around legalized gambling, and even new coach and player new insights that can ultimately improve the quality of play.
X Games Aspen 2020: ESPN Targets Next-Gen Fans with ‘Jam Session’ Format, New TikTok Channel
By Jason Dachman, Chief Editor
Now in its 24th incarnation, ESPN’s Winter X Games event continues to evolve in an effort to better serve viewers regardless of the platform they may be viewing on. With that in mind, ESPN increased the number of “jam-session” events this year in Aspen, allowing more live competition with less downtime between runs. In addition, ESPN production efforts have gone well beyond linear coverage, distributing content across a bevy of digital and social platforms as well as officially launching the X Games TikTok channel earlier this week.
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Premier League Champions Man City Unveil New OTT Subscription Service
By Will Strauss, Contributing Editor
Manchester City FC has launched a new subscription-based OTT streaming service that will show full match replays, live academy matches, and original content. City+ is being made available online, via a mobile app and on Smart TVs.
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Activision Blizzard, Google Ink Deal Making YouTube Exclusive Home for Live Esports
By Jason Dachman, Chief Editor
Activision Blizzard’s live esports properties have a new home, thanks to a new multi-year deal that the gaming giant has signed with Google. In addition to Google Cloud’s serving as the preferred provider for Activision Blizzard’s game-hosting infrastructure, YouTube will be the exclusive streaming home (excluding in China) for live broadcasts of Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Hearthstone Esports, and more.
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SVG Sports OTT Forum Returns to NYC on March 10
By Brandon Costa, Director of Digital
As the sports video industry enters 2020, the landscape has forever changed. Over-the-top distribution, subscription-based video services as 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 third-annual SVG Sports OTT Forum. This year’s event will be held on March 10 at prestigious The Paley Center for Media in New York City.

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NBC Sports Gives Player, Puck Tracking Expanded Role In Linear Coverage
By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director
The 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend wrapped up Saturday night with the main event at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis: the 2020 NHL All-Star Game. And this year’s event, more than any ever, promised to have a lasting impact on the game, thanks to new technologies that have been rolled out for the annual mid-season exhibition contest.
Digitally Enhanced Dasherboard Takes Next Step With Nine Feeds
By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director
The NHL is taking over St. Louis this weekend for the NHL All Star Skills tonight and the All Star Game tomorrow. The weekend does more than give fans a chance to watch the best in the sport face off at one event and in unique events: it also affords the league a chance to experiment with advanced technologies. Topping the list this year is Digitally Enhanced Dashboard (DED) technology developed by the NHL and Supponor.
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