Sports

  • Nike and the NBA unveil connected jerseys… and they’re super cool

    Nike and the NBA unveil connected jerseys… and they’re super cool

    Nike just announced the “Nike NBA Jersey with NikeConnect”, a connected jersey that allows wearers to get highlight reels, scores, stats and exclusive content from and about their favorite players and teams with a tap of their phones on the jersey’s tag. Read More

  • FanDuel’s new companion app makes player research easy

    FanDuel’s new companion app makes player research easy

    If you’ve ever played daily fantasy sports you’re familiar with the standard workflow – you browse 5 or 6 sites to research players, switch over to the FanDuel or DraftKings app to pick your lineup, then go right back to switching between those sites to make sure nothing changes before kickoff. FanDuel wants to condense this research into one place, so it’s launching a… Read More

  • The NFL’s new live streamed Twitter show kicks off tonight

    The NFL’s new live streamed Twitter show kicks off tonight

    Twitter lost streaming rights NFL Thursday Night Football games to Amazon this season, in a deal valued at around $50 million – up from the $10 million Twitter had paid previously. However, the social network is still working with the NFL to bring exclusive streaming sports content to its site. Starting tonight at 7 PM ET, the NFL will debut its new, 30-minute live show, called… Read More

  • Stadium’s live-streamed sports and original programming comes to Twitter

    Stadium’s live-streamed sports and original programming comes to Twitter

    Stadium, the live streaming sports network that just this week partnered with Facebook for exclusive broadcasts of college football games, is today bringing live streamed sports to Twitter. The network will run 24 hours a day on Twitter, broadcasting live and on-demand games and events, highlights, classic games, as well as original and daily live studio programming. These streams will be… Read More

  • ESPN’s Apple TV app now lets you watch four games at once

    ESPN’s Apple TV app now lets you watch four games at once

    ESPN today rolled out a new version of its Apple TV app that introduces the ability to watch four live simultaneous streams which can be displayed on the screen at the same time. The feature takes advantage of Apple TV’s multicasting support – something that a few other apps have already introduced, including most recently, ABC News. MLB At Bat had also rolled out a split… Read More

  • Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

    Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

    Sleeperbot, which has raised about $2M in seed funding from Birchmere VC and Expa, and boasts hundreds of thousands of users, calls itself Slack for sports. It’s essentially an app (and website) that lets sports fans have conversations around different subjects they’re passionate about. These discussions happen in channels – some of which are created by the company and… Read More

  • What we know about CBS’s upcoming streaming service for sports

    What we know about CBS’s upcoming streaming service for sports

    Cord cutters have another reason to get excited, as CBS this week announced it’s planning to launch a live streaming service for sports. The news was discussed on the company’s Q2 earnings call, and though details are light, the service could potentially go a long way to fill a gap that’s not currently well-covered by live TV streaming services and on-demand subscription video. Read More

  • Gameday lets you play daily fantasy sports inside Facebook Messenger

    Gameday lets you play daily fantasy sports inside Facebook Messenger

    Fantasy sports, and probably to an even greater extent daily fantasy sports, can be intimidating. You’re usually playing for real money, and potentially going up against people who spend countless hours researching statistics to craft the perfect lineup. Gameday, a startup part of Y Combinator’s Summer ’17 batch, wants to change this by making a few tweaks to daily fantasy… Read More

  • Sling TV to host pay-per-view events, starting this weekend with UFC fight

    Sling TV to host pay-per-view events, starting this weekend with UFC fight

    Dish’s streaming service for cord cutters, Sling TV, will host its first ever pay-per-view event this weekend, by offering coverage of UFC: 214: Cormier v. Jones 2. The fight between former titleholder Jon Jones and current champion Daniel Cormier is taking place on Saturday, July 29 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Access to the event will be offered to Sling TV viewers for… Read More

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