In Miami, Anthony Chiang notes ESPN next year will "air a documentary" on the recently retired Dwyane Wade, chronicling his NBA career and life off the court. Wade "hired Imagine Documentaries for the documentary" and also had a Heat crew follow him "throughout his final season to document behind-the-scenes moments for future programming that could air" on FS Sun, the Heat’s website, a stand-alone DVD or another vehicle (MIAMIHERALD.com, 7/10).
INCREASING THE BANDWIDTH: Monumental Sports Network reached a partnership with Sportradar in a deal that will provide the net with live scoring updates and real-time betting odds. Sportradar has data packages with the NHL, NBA, WNBA, G League and AFL that include box score data and advances statistics for each game in each league. A feed will also be procured to deliver real-time betting lines (Monumental Sports Network).
GAME, SET, MATCH: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's Natalie Jarvey noted Snapchat is "expanding its shows format, striking deals with a handful of digital-first and traditional media creators," including Serena Williams, to "help them launch projects that take advantage of the app's shortform vertical video format" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 7/10).