Innovation

Four Reasons You Should Attend SportsTech NYC

Over the two days, attendees will have the chance to learn from over 40 speakers. SportsTech NYC is a leading B2B conference and exhibition coming up Oct. 17–18 that unites the best and brightest players in the technology sector with decision-makers across all levels of sport looking to stay ahead of the competition. Attendees will learn how data, analytics, AI and connected devices can be applied to all facets of the sports industry, from pro leagues down to the youth […]

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‘Ball in the Family’: The Next Phase of Digital

The shows success is attracting opinions from experts across the industry. Via Ball in the Family We have known for months that the collaboration of the Big Baller Brand and Facebook was coming, but this week the launch of the show ‘Ball in the Family’ may be exactly what Facebook needs to up their game in the digital world. If you have not heard of the Ball family, welcome to the entertainment and royalty of the basketball world over this past […]

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Augmented Reality In Sports: Blurring The Lines Between Video Games And Real Life

AR might be the newest way for fans to feel even more connected to their favorite sports. The putting interface in “Rory McIlroy: PGA Tour.” Photo via clickon.co. Sports and technology are two industries that have intersected quite a bit through the years. With the rise of analytics and game preparation, teams and players are utilizing the newest tech to find an edge over the competition. Whether that is through virtual reality or analytics, the industry is constantly evolving. Recently, the […]

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How Twitter Has Changed the NBA Offseason

The platform has kept the conversation going 365 days a year. NBA Twitter is one of the most exciting parts of the season. (Photo via DFS Report) We’re nearing the end of perhaps the most exciting NBA offseason ever – but this isn’t something completely new. For the past couple seasons, there has been lots of talk about the NBA’s ascension into an all-year sports league. In addition, the growth in social media usage has coincided with the number of marquee offseason […]

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Texting is Helping Florida State Win Off the Field

By arming their team with a new technology, Florida State has created an easier way to engage their fans. A filled Doak Walker Stadium. (Photo via Y108) As the Florida State Seminoles prepare for their clash against the Crimson Tide of Alabama in one of the most anticipated opening games in college football history, the FSU ticket sales and service teams are hard at work making sure that seats are sold and fans are happy. Thanks to Zipwhip, the team’s job is […]

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4 Key Sales Takeaways from ALSD

These tactics will have you upping your sales game. A inside look at a luxury suite inside AT&T Satdium (Photo via Luxury Football Rentals) In sports, sales are a key piece of every teams revenue model. For the last 27 years, ALSD has been bringing together leaders in sports sales to discuss new trends and tactics. This year, FOS was given an inside look. Aside from the beautiful beaches and weather, here are some of the key takeaways from the conference that […]

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How Esports Becomes the Next Major Sport

There are a few hurdles that remain. esports has a huge opportunity in front of it. (Photo via pokernews.com) Esports is the new big ticket item in the sports industry. Sponsorship revenue and acquisitions are at an all-time high, indicating positive expectations from all sides. There are, however, skeptics — with some valid complaints. But esports has become one of the strongest candidates to become the next major sport in recent memory. That being said, esports is not without its flaws. In order […]

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PlaySight Goes Back to School

Company to deliver best-in-class technology to high schools across the country. A PlaySight camera in the Sierra Canyon Gym (Photo via Playsight) PlaySight’s SmartCourt sports technology is probably coming to a high school near you this summer. After getting a strong start in the sport of tennis over the past three years, PlaySight now has installed over 700 SmartCourts across the world and in over a dozen sports, from basketball and volleyball to football, wrestling, and even swimming. To gear up […]

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Sports, Streaming, and How ESPN Can Stay Relevant

Don’t look now, but ESPN isn’t as irrelevant as may you think. It’s no secret that TV networks have been scrambling: with the rise of streaming services such as Netflix, ratings have depreciated significantly. Netflix and Disney Though Netflix has become the ubiquitous streaming service (with a 75 percent market share), it remains to be seen whether its firm hold will last. Up to this point, Netflix’s success has been driven by their ability to produce highly engaging original content — distinguishing themselves from […]

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium Wows With Tech

One step inside the NFL and MLS’ newest stadium and you’re immersed in a sea of tech. One step inside the $1.2 billion dollar masterpiece and you are surrounded by tech. Mercedes-Benz Stadium has been billed as the most “tech-savvy” stadium in the NFL and MLS. Tuesday, it lived up to the hype. From blazing fast WiFi to a connected fan experience from entry to exit, the stadium is sure to deliver one of the best all-around fan experiences in the NFL […]

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