Ahead of a busy summer of sport, SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly and editorial director Michael Long reflect on some recent stories that draw together some key industry themes.
First, they discuss the withdrawal of tennis star Naomi Osaka from the French Open – where the world number two had wanted to avoid mandatory press conferences to protect her mental health – and consider what it says about the need to modernise communications between athletes and the media.
They also look back on the Uefa Champions League final in Porto, picking up on an intriguing New York Times report about a future ‘final four’ week for European club soccer’s showpiece, and comparing the ownership strategies of the Super League class with Premier League-bound Brentford.
Then (39.36) to coincide with the release of the whitepaper ‘Making the Personal Possible: Powering Interactivity and New Experiences in Sports OTT’, Limelight Networks’ Charlie Kraus explains some of the technology that enables interactive, customisable experiences in live digital broadcasts.
Making the Personal Possible: Powering Interactivity and New Experiences in Sports OTT is a whitepaper produced by SportsPro in collaboration with Limelight Networks. Find out more and download your copy here.
A rundown of the major stories from the last week, plus Limelight Networks’ Charlie Kraus explains the technology enabling interactive, customisable experiences in live digital broadcasts.