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41 Innovations in Sports Entertainment

From Smart Cricket Bats to Live VR Football Highlights

— June 2, 2017 — Lifestyle
In recent months, there have been a series of innovations in sports entertainment that will change how we consume sports.

Technological advances have our society changing at a rapid pace. One area that hasn't seen much change in how it is used by society has been sports entertainment. Since the mass introduction of television, sports have largely been consumed in the same ways; either in the stadium or at home. With the integration of virtual reality into sports entertainment, how people consume sports entertainment will be totally disrupted. With virtual reality, fans will be able to buy a virtual ticket and see their favorite sports team courtside. Initial stages of this can be seen with the Air Canada Centre's VR hockey experience. Fans are able to join experiences like riding the Zamboni or the post-game media scrum. The International Cricket Council recently announced the addition of smart bats, drones and VR experiences into tournaments.

These innovations in sports entertainment are disrupting the world of sports consumption and allowing for new social entertainment pathways.
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Boosted Baseball Apps
Boosted Baseball Apps
The 'At Bat' App Offers Real-Time Notifications and Multimedia Content
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40
International E-Sports Medals
International E-Sports Medals
The Olympic Council of Asia will Award Medals for E-Sports in 2022
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39
Updated Olympic Competitions
Updated Olympic Competitions
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Will Include Five New Olympic Sports
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38
Comprehensive Sports Streaming Apps
Comprehensive Sports Streaming Apps
This App Lets You Enjoy beIN Sports Programming On Your Phone
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37
Expansive Football Streams
Expansive Football Streams
The NFL Network Offers 24x7 Football Coverage On PlayStation Vue
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36
VR Basketball Video Games
VR Basketball Video Games
'NBA 2KVR Experience' Features Immersive Mini-Games
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35
Competitive Sports Webseries
Competitive Sports Webseries
EE is Collaborating with YouTubers for the 'The Wembley Cup' Series
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34
Enhanced Hockey Broadcasts
Enhanced Hockey Broadcasts
Stephen McArdle Explains How the NHL is Improving Its Live Broadcasts
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33
Team-Specific Basketball Apps
Team-Specific Basketball Apps
This App Lets Dallas Mavericks Fans Engage With the Franchise
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Stadium Seating Apps
Stadium Seating Apps
The Fanalytics App Helps CFL Fans Sit with Like-Minded Individuals
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31
High-Definition Stadium Scoreboards
High-Definition Stadium Scoreboards
The New Rogers Place Scoreboard Will Be the Largest in the NHL
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30
Jerky-Carrying Drones
Jerky-Carrying Drones
David Ortiz and the JerkyBot Advertise for Chef's Cut Jerky
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29
Pro Baseball Performance Straps
Pro Baseball Performance Straps
MLB Players Will Use the Whoop Strap to Chart Recovery Times
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28
Interactive Coaching Experiences
Interactive Coaching Experiences
The 'Be The Coach' App Lets Football Fans Call Plays
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Dynamic Soccer Broadcasts
Dynamic Soccer Broadcasts
The 'Goal Rush' Feature Ensures That NBC Sports Viewers Don't Miss Goals
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26
Football Team Hashtag Emojis
Football Team Hashtag Emojis
The NFL and Twitter are Releasing Hashtags that Include Team Logos
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Mobile-Friendly Basketball Streams
Mobile-Friendly Basketball Streams
Mobile View for NBA League Pass Tailors Games to Phone Screens
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eSports Gaming Laundromats
eSports Gaming Laundromats
Samsung's 'LANdry' Cleaning Laundromat Appeals to Teens
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Interactive Football Apps
Interactive Football Apps
The Commonwealth Stadium Uses Beacons in Conjunction with Its Mobile App
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Olympic Beverage Zones
Olympic Beverage Zones
Coca-Cola is Setting Up #ThatsGold Fan Stations in Rio
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Cultural Pentathlon Arenas
Cultural Pentathlon Arenas
Rio Olympics Youth Arena Can Service Multiple Sports Simultaneously
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20
Throw-Analyzing Baseballs
Throw-Analyzing Baseballs
The 'Strike' Smart Baseball Tracks a Player's Pitch Like Never Before
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19
Smart Cricket Bats
Smart Cricket Bats
Intel is Introducing VR, Drones and Bat Sensors to Cricket
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VR Basketball Game Streams
VR Basketball Game Streams
NextVR and the NBA Have Partnered to Offer Live VR Streams of Games
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Queue-Avoiding Stadium Systems
Queue-Avoiding Stadium Systems
WaitTime Uses AI to Help Stadium-Goers Get Concessions Smartly
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Widely Accessible VR Basketball
Widely Accessible VR Basketball
VR NBA Games Are Now Available on Google's Daydream Platform
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Live VR Football Highlights
Live VR Football Highlights
Fox Sports VR Replays for Super Bowl LI will be in Real Time
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14
Baseball-Inspired Taco Promotions
Baseball-Inspired Taco Promotions
Taco Bell is Celebrating the 2016 World Series with Free Tacos
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Digital Fan Engagement Trackers
Digital Fan Engagement Trackers
The Nada Wearable Lets Event Organizers Track Crowd Reactions
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12
Porous Soccer Stadiums
Porous Soccer Stadiums
This Dubai Stadium is Designed to Keep Players and Fans Cool
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11
Chinese eSports Streaming Platforms
Chinese eSports Streaming Platforms
'Longzhu TV' is an Alternative Streaming Service for Gamers
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10
Multi-Camera Recording Devices
Multi-Camera Recording Devices
The 'SlingStudio' Multi-Camera Broadcaster is Ideal for Events
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Mass Card Stunt Apps
Mass Card Stunt Apps
IBM Has Launched an App That Lets Crowds Project Their Signs With a Tap
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8
Wooden Football Stadiums
Wooden Football Stadiums
The Forest Green Rovers New Stadium is the First Ever All-Wood Design
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7
VR Hockey Experiences
VR Hockey Experiences
The Air Canada Centre Uses VR to Bring Visitors Closer to the Game
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6
Hockey Fan Festivals
Hockey Fan Festivals
The World Cup of Hockey Fan Village Helps Fans Celebrate the Tournament
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5
Social Sports Betting Apps
Social Sports Betting Apps
The EveryFan App Allows For Connective Sports Betting Activities
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4
Stadium-Inspired Lounges
Stadium-Inspired Lounges
Panasonic's Olympic Marketing Stunt Introduces a 'Stadium of Wonders'
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3
Sporty Technology Pop-Ups
Sporty Technology Pop-Ups
Samsung's Galaxy Studio Lets Fans Experience the Olympics in VR
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2
Multipurpose Baseball Stadiums
Multipurpose Baseball Stadiums
HKS Architects is Set to Build a New Stadium for the Texas Rangers
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1
Wearable Cooling Fans
Wearable Cooling Fans
This Portable Fan You Can Wear Will Keep You Cool in Hot Weather This Summer
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