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In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview John Kosner, president of Kosner Media, a New York-based digital media and sports consultancy. A four-decade veteran of sports media and technology, Kosner has been highly active investor and advisor with sports-related startups. Eric and Chris also discuss multiple developments surrounding the start of the National Football League’s 2021 regular season, including expected record levels of betting in the United States, robust television ad sales, a 10-year partnership between for the league with Verizon, and a return of full stadiums.
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The National Football League and American telecommunications giant Verizon have secured an extended and expanded 10-year partnership, which will further enhance the rollout of advanced 5G cellular technology…

The NBA team's remarkable turnaround during the 2020-21 season, which included its first postseason berth in 11 years and a trip to the NBA Finals, owed in part to analytics work done with the United States-based telecommunications giant at its new $45m training facility. US Editor Eric Fisher reports.
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American telecommunications giant Verizon has secured a multiyear partnership with Indianapolis Motor Speedway to become the title sponsor of the Nascar Cup Series race on the IMS road course, starting …

US telecom giant furthers its venue installations of advanced mobile technology

Telecommunications giant a founding partner for trio of forthcoming venues

In this week's episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Patrick Keane, chief executive of the Action Network, which just completed a major deal in which it will be acquired by Danish sports betting media group Better Collective. Eric and Chris also discuss Verizon’s deal to sell its digital media assets to Apollo Global Management, Genius Sports’ furious run of dealmaking that includes a $200m agreement to acquire data tracking and visualization company Second Spectrum, new Covid-19 protocols in New York state that allow normal seating at outdoor stadiums for vaccinated fans, and recent turmoil surrounding the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers.
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US telecom giant, parent of Yahoo Sports, largely exiting digital media business

The National Basketball Association's Philadelphia 76ers have struck a multiyear partnership with American mobile giant Verizon, which has been designated the exclusive mobile 5G partner for the team.

Mobile carrier to reach 28 NFL venues with advanced network by end of 2021

US telecommunications giant Verizon has secured the naming rights to the Phoenix Suns' new $45m state-of-the-art training facility as part of an expanded partnership with the National Basketball Association…

Verizon-owned digital sports media outlet looks to be aggressive in areas such as legalized wagering, 5G mobile networks, and virtual reality. Yahoo Sports general manager Geoff Reiss discusses the company's efforts with SportBusiness US Editor Eric Fisher
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Global telecommunications company Verizon has signed a multiyear, multi-faceted partnership with the National Hockey League, which has a focus on 5G cellular network connectivity.

US stock car racing series Nascar has announced a multi-year partnership with telco Verizon, designed in large part to improve the fan experience at its racetracks

The National Football League is continuing to pilot 5G cloud technology in the United States by partnering with Verizon and Amazon Web Services for Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.

Expansive size and density of some of US' largest sports facilities provide a fertile environment to experiment with next-generation mobile technology. Story by Rick Snider.
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American football league the NFL has today (Friday) confirmed that the 2019 Pro Bowl will return to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, with telco Verizon signing on as presenting sponsor