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Gazprom Football for Friendship 2021: Young Participants from 211 countries and regions to set new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 11:14am

This year, Football for Friendship will once again unite young participants from 211 countries and regions.

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  • This year, Football for Friendship will once again unite young participants from 211 countries and regions.
  • UEFA, FIFA, football federations, and the world's leading football clubs, international charity foundations, famous athletes, politicians, and artists support Football for Friendship.
  • Carmen Pozo, co-founder of the women's football academy Las Superpoderosas, winner of the First International Football for Friendship Award, Bolivia: "The Football for Friendship programme provides football experts with a platform for dialogue.
  • Exchanging experience and projects at the Football for Friendship Forum helps football academies and organisations in solving these issues."

 Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, in Partnership with Dolphin Entertainment and H2H, Announces First NFT Offering

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (HOFV or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, today announced its first non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offering in partnership with Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (Dolphin Entertainment) (NASDAQ: DLPN) and Elite Holdings LLC (Elite Holdings), the entity which owns H2H.

Key Points: 
  • Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (HOFV or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, today announced its first non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offering in partnership with Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (Dolphin Entertainment) (NASDAQ: DLPN) and Elite Holdings LLC (Elite Holdings), the entity which owns H2H.
  • The first three NFT offerings will be connected to the exclusive group of H2H Legends.
  • Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus.

New Orleans Saints Teams Up with AnyVision to Keep Athletes, Coaches and Staff Safe

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 3:30pm

AnyVision, a world-leading vision AI platform company, announced that the New Orleans Saints, a team in the National Football League (NFL), partnered with AnyVision to keep players and staff safe by providing secure, seamless access to its practice facilities.

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  • AnyVision, a world-leading vision AI platform company, announced that the New Orleans Saints, a team in the National Football League (NFL), partnered with AnyVision to keep players and staff safe by providing secure, seamless access to its practice facilities.
  • Many professional sports teams, like the New Orleans Saints, use facial recognition technology to enable players and staff to quickly and conveniently access locker rooms or training facilities without having to stop or slow down.
  • The New Orleans Saints are a professional football team and part of the National Football Leagues NFC South division.
  • Tom Benson purchased the New Orleans Saints in 1985, and the franchise was quickly transformed.

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Extends Agreement with PepsiCo Beverages North America

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 2:28pm

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (HOFV or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, today announced it has extended its agreement with PepsiCo Beverages North America to serve as the non-alcoholic beverage partner of Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls (the Destination).

Key Points: 
  • Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (HOFV or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, today announced it has extended its agreement with PepsiCo Beverages North America to serve as the non-alcoholic beverage partner of Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls (the Destination).
  • Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus.
  • Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose.

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Bally’s Corporation Formally Rebrand Regional Sports Networks as Bally Sports, Ushering in New Era for Live Sports

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 9:25pm

Today, Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) and Bally's Corporation (NYSE: BALY) announced the official rebrand of its regional sports networks (RSNs) as Bally Sports, ushering in a new era in the way people watch and interact with live sports.

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  • Today, Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) and Bally's Corporation (NYSE: BALY) announced the official rebrand of its regional sports networks (RSNs) as Bally Sports, ushering in a new era in the way people watch and interact with live sports.
  • The rebrand comes on the heels of the November 2020 announcement of the enterprise-wide, long-term strategic partnership between Sinclair and Ballys.
  • Upon rebranding, the Sinclair-owned and operated RSN portfolio will now include the following 19 network brands: Bally Sports Arizona; Bally Sports Detroit; Bally Sports Florida; Bally Sports Great Lakes; Bally Sports Kansas City; Bally Sports Indiana; Bally Sports Midwest; Bally Sports New Orleans; Bally Sports North; Bally Sports Ohio; Bally Sports Oklahoma; Bally Sports San Diego; Bally Sports SoCal; Bally Sports South; Bally Sports Southeast; Bally Sports Southwest; Bally Sports Sun; Bally Sports West; and, Bally Sports Wisconsin.
  • Bally's Corporation currently owns and manages 11 casinos across seven states, a horse racetrack and 13 authorized OTB licenses in Colorado.

MediaKind Enables Live Streaming of the Champions League to Millions of SFR Viewers

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 7:00am

In August 2020, MediaKinds highly scalable VSPP solution enabled SFR to deliver premium sporting content to its highest ever live streaming audience.

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  • In August 2020, MediaKinds highly scalable VSPP solution enabled SFR to deliver premium sporting content to its highest ever live streaming audience.
  • The simplified, flexible architecture of VSPP provides a resilient and efficient live streaming platform that can support multiple services, networks, and devices, offering massive scale-out and high performance.
  • The SFR deployment includes MediaKind monitoring services, which enable SFR and MediaKind experts to remotely access the VSPP platform to perform proactive observation of performance and identify and mitigate potential areas of risk to the streaming output.
  • SFR continues to deploy MediaKinds solution and services to enable streaming coverage of the competition during the current European soccer season.

 Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Signs Partnership with Dolphin Entertainment

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 8:55pm

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (HOFV or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, today announced it has signed a partnership with Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLPN), a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development firm, to offer non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that will allow fans of professional football and sports entertainment to buy and sell exclusive content developed by HOFV and its partners.

Key Points: 
  • Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (HOFV or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, today announced it has signed a partnership with Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLPN), a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development firm, to offer non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that will allow fans of professional football and sports entertainment to buy and sell exclusive content developed by HOFV and its partners.
  • Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company leveraging the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players in partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame's campus.
  • Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company.

Sportradar Acquires Synergy Sports 

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 12:45pm

In addition, Sportradar will build on the popularity of Synergy Sports best-inbreed video technology, Synergy Automated Camera System, by layering on top its own video and OTT product suite enabling the development of deeper technology-enabled relationships with sports organizations.

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  • In addition, Sportradar will build on the popularity of Synergy Sports best-inbreed video technology, Synergy Automated Camera System, by layering on top its own video and OTT product suite enabling the development of deeper technology-enabled relationships with sports organizations.
  • We have huge respect for the talented, energetic and passionate management team that Nick Maywald and Mark Silver have built at Synergy Sports.
  • Nick Maywald, Executive Chairman of Synergy Sports, said: Sportradar is the perfect partner to accelerate the evolution of Synergy Sports in the U.S. and around the world.
  • Synergy Sports was created in 2020 by merging Atrium Sports, Synergy Sports Technology and Keemotion into one company.

NBCUniversal and NFL Reach 11-year Extension & Expansion for Sunday Night Football, Primetime TV’s #1 Show

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 11:33pm

NBCUniversal and the NFL announced today an 11-year extension and expansion for NBC Sports to continue as the home of Sunday Night Football, primetime televisions No.

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  • NBCUniversal and the NFL announced today an 11-year extension and expansion for NBC Sports to continue as the home of Sunday Night Football, primetime televisions No.
  • In addition, beginning with the upcoming 2021 season, Peacock will stream all NBC Sunday Night Football games and the Football Night in America studio show.
  • In each of the next seven seasons, NBC will broadcast a Sunday primetime Wild Card game.
  • NBC Sports will continue its tradition of opening each season with the NFL Kickoff Game, as the first regular-season game in the Sunday Night Football package, which also includes the Thanksgiving night primetime game.

Amazon Prime Video Makes History as the First Streaming Service to Secure an Exclusive National Broadcast Package From the NFL, Becoming the Home for Thursday Night Football Beginning in 2023

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 8:42pm

The Prime Video deal begins in 2023 and is the NFLs first exclusive national broadcast package with a digital streaming service.

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  • The Prime Video deal begins in 2023 and is the NFLs first exclusive national broadcast package with a digital streaming service.
  • The number of regular-season games included in the Thursday Night Football package is increasing from 11 to 15, with all games airing on Prime Video as part of a Prime membership.
  • NFL football drives passionate viewers and Amazon will enable us to continue to grow our fanbase in innovative and compelling ways.
  • All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs and All or Nothing: Juventus are also coming to Prime Video later this year.