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  • How virtual reality is transforming the sports industry Crunch Network

    How virtual reality is transforming the sports industry

    After a failed stint in the 1990s, virtual reality made its reappearance last year with headsets such as Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift. But this time, it’s here to stay and, in less than a year, it’s already drawn attention and investment from venture capitalists and tech giants such as Facebook, and has made huge impact across a great many industries… Read More

  • Here’s how to watch Thursday Night Football on Twitter tonight

    Here’s how to watch Thursday Night Football on Twitter tonight

    Twitter’s big day is finally here. Tonight is the first night of NFL’s Thursday Night Football, which will be streamed all season on Twitter (as well as CBS and NFL Network as cable partners). Twitter reportedly beat out companies like Facebook and Amazon for the exclusive mobile stream, and at the time it was a big win for the company under the then new CEO Jack Dorsey. Now… Read More

  • Football is definitely back because Twitter now has an emoji for every NFL team

    Football is definitely back because Twitter now has an emoji for every NFL team

    As if Twitter’s deal to stream NFL Thursday Night Football didn’t convince you that the social network was going all-in on the NFL, maybe this will. Twitter announced today (a day before tomorrow’s NFL season opener) that they made a custom hashtag emoji for every NFL team. There is also a #TNF hashtag for Thursday Night Football that shows the NFL logo on a helmet. Like… Read More

  • Microsoft emblazons its Surface Pro Type Covers with giant NFL logos

    Microsoft emblazons its Surface Pro Type Covers with giant NFL logos

    These are the sorts of perks you get when you produce the Official tablet of the NFL. Aside from a boatload of promotional videos and some serious sideline time at America’s most popular sport, Microsoft is showing some pigskin love with officially sanctioned NFL team Type Covers for the Surface Pro. Ahead of the 2016 football season, the company is releasing a series of keyboard covers… Read More

  • NFL Network, RedZone come to Sling TV’s streaming service for cord cutters

    NFL Network, RedZone come to Sling TV’s streaming service for cord cutters

    Sling TV has long been a viable option for sports fans who want to cut the cord with traditional pay television, thanks to its streams of popular channels providing sports coverage, like ESPN, Fox Sports, TNT, TBS and more. Now, you can add NFL Network and NFL RedZone to that mix, thanks to a newly announced deal between Sling TV parent company Dish Network and the NFL. Read More

  • The NFL is the first sports league on Snapchat Discover

    The NFL is the first sports league on Snapchat Discover

    The NFL and Snapchat heart each other, and will continue to heart each other for multiple years to come: The two announced an extension to their “strategic partnership” today, which includes Snapchat’s first official sports league Discover channel, an NFL-programmed collection of piping hot football fan service content. The NFL is also doubling down on its existing commitment… Read More

  • NFL planning on embedding data chips in footballs to gauge field goals

    NFL planning on embedding data chips in footballs to gauge field goals

    Hey, Tom Brady — deflate this football at your own risk. The NFL confirmed a Toronto Sun report that customized data chips will be inserted into all game balls for the 2016 preseason, beginning next month. “This is a test for the preseason as part of the next phase of the Next Gen Stats player tracking project,” an NFL rep told us. “Following the preseason test… Read More

  • What this year’s M&A activity tells us about media and entertainment Crunch Network

    What this year’s M&A activity tells us about media and entertainment

    With Dalian Wanda Group’s $3.5 billion acquisition of Legendary Entertainment in January, this year’s media and entertainment M&A activity kicked off with a bang that hasn’t slowed down. Comcast’s $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation just three months later continued the trend of content consolidation and IP aggregation. The common denominator is access… Read More

  • The Pro Football Hall of Fame goes 4D

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame goes 4D

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame is a hallowed enough place, considering it is filled with bronze busts of the most legendary players the sport has ever had. But walking through the historic grounds in Canton, Ohio later this month may give you goosebumps for another reason. That’s because the Hall of Fame is set to debut its A Game For Life exhibit with 4D holographic representations… Read More

  • Could sensor technology determine the future of the NFL? Crunch Network

    Could sensor technology determine the future of the NFL?

    There’s something about football that enamors America. While other countries go crazy for soccer — and baseball is technically “America’s Pastime” — there’s no debating the fact that football is this country’s sport of choice. From the thousands of small high schools spread across the nation to the $7.3 billion operation that is the National… Read More

  • The NFL is bringing classic games and more in-progress game highlights to YouTube

    The NFL is bringing classic games and more in-progress game highlights to YouTube

    NFL games are coming to YouTube! Wait, don’t get too excited just yet – YouTube and the NFL have only announced a strategic partnership that’s bringing “classic” games to the video platform. Specifically, the NFL will post three of the greatest games from the history of each of the 32 franchises, it says. In other words, 96 historic games in total will be… Read More

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