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Volume 10 No. 25
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Media Notes: Juventus Becomes First Sports Team To Launch Oculus VR App

Juventus launched an Oculus VR App on Thursday. The app gives fans the opportunity to experience a day in the life of players like goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and forward Paulo Dybala. The app's content will include on-field access to events like last year's Scudetto Trophy list and award celebration narrated by Buffon (Juventus).

ESPN and TV5 Network Inc. announced an agreement for a long-term collaboration to introduce a brand that will serve Filipino sports fans -- ESPN 5. TV5's "Sports 5" will be rebranded as "ESPN 5," encompassing all sports coverage on TV5. ESPN will also license to TV5 more than 2,500 hours of additional programming per year. The companies will join forces to produce a daily Philippine edition of "SportsCenter" to air on TV5. ESPN 5 and the "SportsCenter Philippine Edition" will air on TV5's free-to-air channels -- TV5 and Aksyon 41 (ESPN).

Sky COO Andrew Griffith "praised the work of the Premier League" in combating online piracy. He said, "This is something we take incredibly seriously, but more importantly the Premier League take incredibly seriously and you see a number of initiatives this season including successfully obtaining a blocking injunction to go against streams at the ISP level. That's having a good effect" (BROADBAND TV NEWS, 10/12).

FIBA will stream all Division A games of the U16 Women's Asian Cup 2017 on its social media channels. The tournament begins in Bengaluru, India, on Oct. 22 (FIBA).