NBC will live stream a record 1,800 hours of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

 NBC will live stream the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, the company announced today. Its coverage will include 1,800 hours of games – a record for a Winter Olympics. It’s also the first time the Winter Games will offer live streaming of NBC’s broadcast network. The streaming coverage will include a combination of authenticated TV viewing and… Read More

ESPN’s new streaming service will launch in the spring and be called “ESPN Plus”

 Today on Disney’s Q3 earnings call CEO Bob Iger gave a preview of ESPN’s upcoming direct to consumer streaming service. The announcement comes after another disappointing quarter for ESPN, with decreased ad revenue and higher programing costs compared to the prior year. The service will be called ESPN Plus, and live inside a new app that will be launched by the sports… Read More

Here’s the list of NBA games that will be streamed in VR this season

 Last year the NBA launched a program where they streamed one regular-season game in virtual reality each week, all season long. Today they announced that they’re doing it again, starting with a free preview on October 21st when the Houston Rockets host the Dallas Mavericks. Just like last year, games were selected to give all 30 teams the opportunity to play in VR at least once. There are… Read More

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 are… Read More

Dear Floyd Mayweather, you’re why the SEC exists

 Dear Floyd Mayweather, While perusing Facebook, I chanced across your post drumming up interest in the upcoming Stox initial coin offering (ICO). I understand your motivations in wanting to diversify your portfolio of investments, but I caution that your actions are reckless and potentially financially damaging to you and your fans. Read More

Here’s how much the best Overwatch players will make in Blizzard’s new pro league

 eSports is maturing at a rapid pace. What once was only found on a Twitch stream here and there is now becoming the new favored spectator sport for an entire generation of gamers. A few weeks ago, Blizzard announced the very first city-based eSports league for ultra-popular game Overwatch. In fact, the game and its spectator following even garnered the attention of New England Patriots… Read More

Shape-shifting ‘4D’ printed objects could pave the way for outer space structures

 It takes a lot of money to launch stuff into space — even by NASA terms. The cost ranges from around $9,000 to more than $40,000 per pound. With that sort of price tag, weight and space are at a major premium with shuttle missions, causing NASA to look for innovative new ways to create more compact payloads. A team at Georgia Institute of Technology is exploring a method that uses 3D… Read More

Check out these paintings drawn on iPad Pro at the PGA TOUR

 Over the last few years the PGA TOUR has gotten more creative about how it keeps fans at home in touch with what’s happening on the course. For example, during last year’s THE PLAYERS Championship they commissioned an iPhone-only photographer to capture professional-quality photos from the course, which greatly cut down on the time it took to upload these photos and share them… Read More

Nike’s Breaking2 initiative was a crazy physical achievement and a brilliant marketing campaign

 Nike’s Breaking2 initiative didn’t quite reach its goal of breaking the two-hour marathon mark, but that hasn’t stopped the company from crowing about the results. Nike has been working with three runners, Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese, to break the two-hour threshold. It wasn’t just giving them shoes — a variation of the Zoom Vaporfly… Read More