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BT Will Run Infinity Lab Competition Focused On Sports Fan Engagement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 19 / 17

BT is "seeking entrepreneurs and start-ups to help it innovate around fan engagement and bringing viewers closer to the action during its sports coverage," according to Matthew Chapman of CAMPAIGN LIVE. The telecom is "running a BT Infinity Lab competition to find ideas," and the winner will be tria...

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Seven To Broadcast Women's Event

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