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MVPindex Launches First Social Media Index For Esports

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MVPindex, the de facto social media index and valuation platform for sports and entertainment, today announced a new esports social media index. MVPindex will track, measure and value the social media impact of nearly 2,500 esports leagues, tournaments, teams, players, and games across leading social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ...

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Future In US? Soccer In UK Strengthens Data Integrity With Landmark Partnership

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One of the questions that always arises when sports betting comes up in the U.S. is can the games be compromised? Even though the Black Sox scandal was almost 100 years ago and game fixing stories are few and far between, the protection of data in a hack induced world ...

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Media Mogul Harvey Schiller Joins Cutting Edge Digital Media Company

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Whenever Harvey Schiller puts his name to something the sports and media world takes notice. Now Schiller, former chair of the USOC, commissioner of the SEC, president of International Baseball, creator of networks like YES and Turner, has literally found a cutting edge company that will have his name, in ...

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NBCSN, CNBC & USA Network To Carry More Than 450 Hours Of PyeongChang Winter Olympics Coverage

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NBC Olympics will again utilize fully-distributed NBCUniversal cable channels NBCSN, CNBC, and USA Network to televise more than 450 hours of coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games this February from PyeongChang, South Korea. NBCSN will serve as the cable home of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, televising 368.5 hours of coverage, including 10 days of ...

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How Many People Will Watch A Rugby Match Online? Millions.

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We keep hearing more and more about how niche sports are engaging better than traditional team sports in the digital space. lacrosse has grown its audience and now it looks like rugby is as well. United World Sports, the owner and operator of the largest annual rugby events in the ...

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DraftKings Takes First Step In Offering Digital Streaming of Live Sports

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DraftKings, Inc. announced today it is testing the waters in the streaming of live sports through an expanded partnership with EuroLeague Basketball. Customers will be able to stream select Turkish Airlines EuroLeague basketball games directly through their DraftKings mobile app and seamlessly toggle between fantasy contests and live content. This ...

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Talk Sporty to Me Founder Jen Mueller “Grabs Life by the Balls”

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Nearly two decades of experience in sports broadcasting means Jen has been talking about balls (and other sports equipment) with well-known athletes the rest of us only dream of having a few moments with. The new book is already flooded with praise from the likes of NFL sideline reporters Erin Andrews, Pam ...

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The Topps Company Unveils the Topps® MLB All-Star Rookie Team

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This season’s Topps® MLB All-Star Rookie Team features one of the strongest classes in its 58-year history with record breakers, rising stars and potential award winners. Eleven MLB players were named to the Topps All-Star Rookie Team led by New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder ...

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New Funding Opens Doors For opendorse

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Last week we had a nice little Olympic influencer summary from opendorse, who we had not dealt with much in the past. Today they have even more of a reason for taking notice as they continue to grow their business. The Nebraska based company, which works with over 2,400 athletes ...

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MLB Network’s Offseason Coverage Begins Today

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Following the Houston Astros’ first-ever World Series championship, MLB Network will  shift to its offseason coverage today with the return of the weekday morning show Hot Stove presented by Dove Men+Care at 9:00 a.m. ET, hosted by Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds, Lauren Shehadi and Ken Rosenthal. Monday also marks the first of several ...

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