Media & Technology: Sports Media
- High School Sports Go Live Online
by Courtney Cameron February 2017
With approximately 2.5 million high school sporting events hosted around the country every year, and more than 8 million American student-athletes, the potential revenue from live streaming of high school sports is estimated by PlayOn! Sports at $2 billion annually.
- VR Broadcasts Put NBA Fans Courtside
by Bill Oram February 2017
The NBA catapulted live streaming in virtual reality, or VR, toward the mainstream early in the fall, announcing that Newport Beach-based technology company NextVR would broadcast a live game every Tuesday night during the regular season. It is available to subscribers of NBA League Pass, which, for $200, allows fans to watch any out-of-market regular-season game.
- Opinion: NBA All-Star Vote a Mess, NFL Pro Bowl Worse
by Deron Snyder January 2017
Having fought for, and won, the right to vote on starting lineups for the first time, NBA players used the opportunity to crack jokes.
- Opinion: Moving Teams Reveal NFL Instability
by Jim Carlisle January 2017
Just a few short years ago, the NFL was not only the biggest and most successful sports league in the world, it was one of the most successful businesses as well.
- NFL's Chargers Announce Relocation
by Courtney Cameron January 2017
Chargers owner Dean Spanos announced the long-awaited decision this morning: the team will relocate from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season.
- Study: Coverage of Women's Sports Reduced Since 1989
by Barbara Barker January 2017
While Odell Beckham Jr. has been partying in Miami and Derrick Rose has been leaving his team in the lurch at Madison Square Garden, the Connecticut women's basketball team has been on the world's quietest historic run.
- Blue Jays Incident Revives Call for Beer Can Ban
by Courtney Cameron October 2016
Almost a year after fans’ behavior led to a beer can ban in the upper decks of Toronto Blue Jays’ Rogers Centre for the remainder of the AL Championship Series, a new incident threatens to revive the ban.
- Pac-12 to Run and Broadcast e-Sports Competition
by Jason Scott June 2016
In recent years, e-Sports have made major strides toward legitimacy. Broadcast television has turned e-Sports into a commercial product, some schools have begun giving e-Sports scholarships, and now a major collegiate conference is poised to take the e-Sports movement even further.
- Athletic Business’ Top 10 (Plus One) Stories of 2015
by Jason Scott December 2015
As we close the book on another year, let’s look back on some of 2015’s most popular stories. From new stadiums to athlete safety, 2015 provided a wide range of stories from across the athletics, fitness and recreation industry.
- Beijing Catches '22: First to Host Summer, Winter Games
by Laura Godlewski July 2015
Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced this morning. This decision makes Beijing the first city to host the Summer and Winter Olympics. The city played host for the Summer Olympics in 2008.