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ManU, Facebook Partner For Augmented Reality Platform

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 21 / 17

ManU teamed up with Facebook to demonstrate one of the platform's new features, Camera Effects. The update, which will be made available to the public in the near future, turns smartphone cameras into the first augmented reality platform, and was unveiled with the help of the club at the company's a...

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TVNZ To Screen '18 Commonwealth Games

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01/18/16
William Hill Eyes E-Sports, Millennials

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01/18/16
FFC Agrees To Joint Broadcasting Deal

The French Cycling Federation (FFC) “agreed to a joint offer” from France Télévisions and Eurosport to broadcast the French cycling championships until ’20, according to L’ÉQUIPE. As is the case for the Tour de France, the two channels will “co ...

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