The Future of Olympics, SportsProLive, Juventus Pass, 100 Million @CDM Digital Sport #12

Triple Federer again in Miami after Melbourne and Indian Wells, watched live on ATP TennisTV.

SportsProLive at Wembley in London, a full room and great panelists discussing OTT: “Netflix of sport” or something else.

SportBusiness just published a Future of Olympics report where I have been involved as one of the 6 Olympic experts and advisors.

We have launched our first OTT solution for football clubs: Juventus Pass. I am a Torino fan.

VR immersive seen as the third-screen from BT Sport, make sense.

The rush to 100M fans on social between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid won by the latter.

Twitter push to more live video with linear TV, twitter has always been in love with linear TV.

SportsProLive — OTT panel

OTT: The “Netflix of Sport” or something else?

I moderated a great panel on OTT with Ralph Rivera (Discovery/Eurosport), Mark Parkman (Olympic Channel), Tom Middleditch (Eleven)

The Future of Olympics — Report

Super happy to have been involved as one of the 6 advisors for this quite deep SportBusiness report on how we imagine the Olympic Games consumption evolving.

OTT and Live Streaming

Juventus Pass

Watch all Juventus match replays in SerieA and UEFA Champions League (outside of Italy) and more content.

ESPN Has Seen the Future of TV and They’re Not Really Into It

As more fans cut the cord and go mobile, the network is busy protecting its cable-TV money machine.

Snapchat deepens ties with NBC as pair ink 2018 Winter Olympic Games partnership

NBC is going for gold with Snapchat, extending the pair’s partnership to bring coverage from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games to users in the US.

10 OTT Trends Developing in the Americas: Sportel Recap

Sportel America in Miami, some interesting insights even if the snow storm kept many at home on the east coast.

Real Madrid become first to reach 100m fans on Facebook

Real Madrid are winning the title race on the pitch, but they’ve also secured an off-field victory too — beating Barcelona to become the first club in the world to reach 100million Facebook fans.


VR: BT Sport’s third screen

BT Sport was the first to market with VR and sees it as the third screen, according to Jamie Hindhaugh, the company’s COO.

TV, VR and AR: The Future Frontiers of Social Media

What’s coming next for social? The latest developments point to a couple of clear, and significant, trends.

Sport Marketing, Sponsorship and Rights

Twitter targets tie-ups with pay-TV broadcasters in live video push

Twitter is seeking to ink deals with pay-TV companies that would let subscribers watch live channels over the social network as part of a major video push.

Expected goals and Big Football Data: the statistics revolution that is here to stay

From predicting Leicester’s grind towards the title to foreseeing Norwich’s decline, analytical models are changing the way people watch football

NBC Is Switching From Households to Total Audience Guarantees for the Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics are 10 months away, but NBCUniversal is already making deals and firming up its ad sales strategy for the games, which will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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