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Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ilkerkoksal/2019/07/26/the-ai-transformation-of-sports-wimbledon-2019-broadcasting/#7d5d695766db The 2019 Wimbledon Championships have used AI technology to package match highlights of the 600+ games across the 13-day competition. With over 18 courts and hundreds of players, the task of creating ‘highlights’ footage is no simple feat. The six ‘main courts’ alone host an average of 4 matches each per day, with...
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Gianni Infantino ‘very confident’ the US$60 million offering will be surpassed for 2023. Posted: August 5 2019 By: Ed Dixon Getty Images  Gianni Infantino, president of Fifa, has said soccer’s global governing body will exceed its promise to double the prize money for the 2023 Women’s World Cup to US$60 million. In July, the president...
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E20 has spent UK£4 million on legal fees in a tenancy battle with West Ham United. Posted: August 5 2019 By: Ed Dixon Getty Images  E20, the owner of the London Stadium, is losing UK£20 million (US$24.3 million) a year on the venue. The latest accounts, which followed a Freedom of Information request from the...
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Tennis star now the second highest earner in women’s sport. Posted: August 7 2019 By: Ed Dixon Getty Images  Tennis star Naomi Osaka is rapidly closing in on Serena Williams as one of the biggest off-field earners in women’s sport. The 21-year-old has been ranked second on Forbes’ list of highest-paid female athletes with US$16 million...
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Brought toyou by the Profits up from US$14m to US$26m compared to same period last year. Posted: August 9 2019 By: Ed Dixon Getty Images  The Formula One Group has recorded a modest year-on-year rise in revenues for the second financial quarter of 2019, going from US$585 million in 2018 to US$620 million in its...
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Source: https://www.frntofficesport.com/hawks-fan-experience/   The NBA’s Game Experience Survey has shown that the Hawks rank 1# in overall game experience. 79% of Hawks fans responding that Atlanta’s game experience was ‘Great’ or ‘Outstanding’ compared to 57% in the 2017-18 season. State Farm Arena, previously Phillips Arena, finished a $192.5 million renovation at the end of last...
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Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-sports/amazon-after-big-hire-experimenting-with-sports-media-strategy-interview-idUSKCN1TU0PT   Chinese billionaire and Alibaba founder, Jack Ma, is gathering data from fans, in the hopes of transforming the e-commerce and broadcasting space in sports. Alisports, the Alibaba Group’s sports division, is adopting a new strategy by buying broadcast rights and collecting viewer information to tailor sports advertising, selling everything from running shoes...
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Source: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/sports-science-tell-us-half-story-420672   There is no contention that there is a gender gap in sports. Womens’ sports receive less investment, income, screen-time and media coverage than its male counterpart. A new report has shown that the gender gap also extends to sports science research – the failure to consider the physical and physiological differences of...
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Source: https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2019/07/01/minnesota-vikings-owners-jump-into-esports-with.html New-York based sports technology investment fund, WISE Ventures (Wilf Innovative Sports & Entertainment) is launching two Esports franchises to compete in a “Call of Duty” league. The investment fund was set up in 2018 by brothers Mark and Zygi Wilf, owners of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. Call of Duty is a popular first-person...
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Source: https://frntofficesport.com/sparta-science-injuries/   Sparta Science is on the frontier of smarter and better tech for injury prevention. The company leverages their 10 years of data and injury insights to help athletes predict and prevent injury, and improve overall athlete health. Using an AI and machine-learning software called Sparta Scan, 3,000 data points are documented and...
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