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Digital Sports Outlets In September Post Best Month Of Year With Return Of Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 17

Fueled heavily by the start of the NFL season and return of fantasy football, the digital sports media category in September posted its strongest comScore numbers this calendar year. Monthly multiplatform data showed the sports category posted a total audience of 186.6 million during the month, up ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Padres add Sony-sponsored suite

It’s game on for visitors to Petco Park. The San Diego Padres have installed a video gaming lounge at the ballpark, with the new space also serving as a showcase for technology from corporate sponsor Sony. The Padres built the 705-square-foot Sony Experience inside the Western Metal buil ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Daily: Zebra Confirms RFID Tags In NFL Balls

Zebra Technologies Inc. today confirmed long-held expectations that RFID tags will be embedded in all NFL game balls beginning with tonight’s Chiefs-Patriots game, expanding on its motion tracking work over the past three years with NFL players. The new RFID tags, developed in collaboration wi ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Intel Installs FreeD Tech In Eight More Venues

Intel has installed its freeD technology at eight more NFL stadiums for the ’17 season, bringing its panoramic 360-degree video capability to a total of 11 venues. Intel’s freeD was originally installed last year with the Ravens, 49ers and Texans, with the placement at NRG Stadium allowi ...

Tags: NFL Season Preview, Intel Corp.

SportsBusiness Daily: Tagboard Partners With Numerous Teams, Nets

Washington-based social media aggregation and display outfit Tagboard has partnered with the MLB Giants, Eagles, Warriors, Coyotes, Sounders, FC Bayern Munich, Telemundo and Golf Channel on Instagram Story Displays, including new in-stadium visualizations of Instagram Stories. For each team, Instagr ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: "RBI Baseball" Debuts On Nintendo Switch

MLBAM today released its baseball video game title “RBI Baseball 17” at retail for the Nintendo Switch platform. The release marks the first time in more than 20 years that a game in the RBI Baseball game franchise will be on a platform ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Jim Crane Talks Astros' Role In Hurricane Recovery

Astros Owner Jim Crane was on the west coast through the worst of Hurricane Harvey due to a previously scheduled business trip. He was due to arrive back in Houston Thursday night in time for the club’s own return to Minute Maid Park this weekend. While away, Crane was in constant contact with ...

Tags: Franchises, Houston Astros

SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Sees Record August For At Bat App

MLBAM said it has surpassed 2 billion minutes in global consumption in August for its MLB.com At Bat mobile app, a new record for the nine-year-old app and the first time crossing that threshold in any month. The app had 2.03 billion minutes of consumption through Wednesday, according to Adobe Analy ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM, Padres Launch VR Home Run Derby Video Game

MLBAM and the Padres will collaborate on an installation at Petco Park of the virtual reality-based version of the Home Run Derby video game developed by baseball’s digital arm. Beginning Friday and continuing through the rest of the season, the game will be set up at the ballpark to recreate ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Ticketmaster Outage Wreaks Havoc On Sports Events

Ticketmaster Thursday night suffered a massive outage across its system, impacting dozens of sporting events across the country including MLB, NFL preseason and college football games. The U.S. Open’s mobile-based tickets proved particularly problematic. Around 10:00pm ET, more than three hour ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Zepp Labs Updates Tennis Product

Sports sensor developer Zepp Labs this week is debuting its Zepp Tennis 2 Swing and Match Analyzer, the second major iteration of the analytics product. The new version, priced at $99.99, is an upgrade in both hardware and software. The sensor itse ...

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