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Virtual advertising technology firm Supponor and TGI Sport, the tech-led sports media agency part owned by Bruin-Capital, are planning to build a new remote operating centre together in South America to better serve the region.

The Confederation of African Football is planning to introduce virtual overlay advertising at its events for the first time and has invited suppliers to submit bids for the contract, SportBusiness understands.

Formula E has signed its second successive sponsorship deal in the artificial intelligence (AI) category in the space of two months, announcing a three-year agreement with Infosys.

The National Football League's Ticket Network, the league's open ticketing system, has expanded from two to three licensed channels with the addition of Sports Illustrated Tickets

AIM Sport has secured the contract to deliver virtual advertising services and pitch-side LED boards for the upcoming Euro 2024 tournament in Germany, enabling Uefa to provide additional exposure to both global and national sponsors of the event.

US telecommunications giant Verizon has further deepened its commercial relationship with the National Football League, striking a new deal with the Detroit Lions to become the franchise's official 5G network.

US digital media company Greenfly has announced the closing of equity investments of $14m, highlighting the growing importance of short-form digital content tech suppliers in the sports media sector.

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Mike Jones, senior associate at Harbottle & Lewis, argues there are increasing opportunities for rights-holders to commercialise performance data in clever and innovative ways. But he also warns of the significant legal challenges in collecting personal information.

Tim Mangnall, chief executive of specialist NFT advisory company Capital Block, provides seven pointers for launching a digital collectible offering

The English Premier League today announced it has acquired a stake in virtual reality software firm Rezzil and agreed a new four-year licensing agreement.

Amazon Web Services has agreed an extension to its sponsorship agreement with the German Football League (DFL) that places a new emphasis on the company’s artificial intelligence technology.

Sportradar and the National Basketball Association have launched an in-play betting function on NBA League Pass through Sportradar's over-the-top technology emBet

Fourth-quarter and full-year net losses at Genius Sports narrowed considerably in 2023 as the data, technology and broadcast services group posted revenues exceeding its initial guidance.

The Women's National Basketball Association has announced a multi-year deal with Genius Sports' Second Spectrum to provide tracking data to the league

Major League Soccer has appointed the Deltatre-owned Sportec Solutions as its video assistant referee (VAR) technology provider as the league's 29th season gets underway.

American events platform AXS and German services company CTS Eventim have been awarded ticketing rights for the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Endeavor-owned hospitality company On Location has acquired a minority stake in Wiz-Team, the Switzerland-based event and data management technology firm

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The National Hockey League's Arizona Coyotes have announced a direct-to-consumer platform with video technology provider Kiswe giving local fans another place to watch in-market games through the team's…

The NBA will allow sponsors to make an extra on-court impact this weekend, at the first All-Star Saturday Night line-up to include a full-LED video sports floor made of glass

The IMG agency has recruited James Clement from UK pay-television broadcaster Sky to lead technology and operations for its production studios business