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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.

Vodafone and the Bundesliga launched a world-first use of a 5G mobile network in Wolfsburg’s Volkswagen Arena on Monday night. Adam Nelson reports on how the technology can bring second-screen engagement to the match day experience.

How much more valuable could the sports business become if user data could be better standardised, integrated and aggregated?

Stadium designers are increasingly turning toward psychological and anthropological research to guide the development the next generation of NFL facilities and create comfortable, as well as Instagram-able, venues. Randy Williams reports.

Major League Baseball's developing esports strategy, much more inclusive and based on a game title much simpler to play, veers heavily from other major US sports properties

Emerging video format stitches together multiple 4K camera images into a single image

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The new over-the-top platform expected to be launched by the French Football League (LFP) at the start of next year will be called My Ligue 1, it has been reported

The Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany this month will use a new artificial intelligence and 3D sensor-based judging system jointly developed by Japanese technology company Fujitsu…

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Asian engagement in mass participation running has increased by 169 per cent in the last five years. Kelvin Tan looks at how some of these events are now seeking differentiation through technology-led innovations, such as virtual and augmented-reality urban runs.

Formula One is likely to implement virtual advertising more widely in its global broadcast feed following its sponsorship and data rights partnership with ISG. But the sport needs to be careful not to fall foul of broadcast regulations concerning product placement. Ben Cronin reports

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Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth beacons capture crowd movements Catering JV to offer more food and beverage options and speedier service

Harvesting and monetising athlete biometrics looks to be the ultimate ambition of sport’s obsession with data. Early movers in this space discuss the opportunities and risks ahead.

Aneesh Madani, head of sports partnerships, Asia-Pacific, at Twitter, tells SportBusiness how the social network is cooperating with rights-holders and broadcasters to capitalise on its continued growth across the continent, and using fan engagement to drive revenues for itself and its partners.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a hot topic over the last few years, with the media and film makers using provocative narratives and graphic imagery to capture consumers imaginations, and probe…

The idea behind Virtual Reality (VR) is to convince the user they are somewhere else – like diving on a coral reef, sitting aboard a 12-metre racing yacht or standing beside the 18th hole at the US Open...

Augmented Reality (AR) is where text, pictures and animations are digitally inserted intosomeone’s field of view to enhance their experience of the real world.

The term OTT, or ‘Over The Top’ refers to situations where companies – often new entrants – use the public internet1 to perform functions that have traditionally required the use of dedicated network infrast…

When the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York opened in September 2012 it offered spectators a high-tech experience unparalleled at a sports venue