Tubefilter: Snapchat And NBC Expand Olympics Content Pact Around 2020 Tokyo Games

Tubefilter: Snapchat And NBC Expand Olympics Content Pact Around 2020 Tokyo Games. “NBC has inked a deal with Snapchat to produce four daily shows around the 2020 Summer Olympics, which are set to be hosted in Tokyo. The slate will comprise a total of 70 episodes, Techcrunch reports — which is triple the number of episodes that the two parties produced last year. This is the third time that Snapchat and NBC have teamed on Olympics programming, following similar deals around the Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 Games.”

Phys .org: Study points to ‘unintended consequences’ of heavy data surveillance in rugby

Phys .org: Study points to ‘unintended consequences’ of heavy data surveillance in rugby. “A ‘Big Brother’ data culture in rugby driven by performance management threatens to create heightened distrust, anxiety and insecurity among players, according to a new study. The qualitative research, based on interviews with 10 players, coaches and analysts at an English Premiership club, suggests that data culture in the professional game can have unintended negative consequences on team morale.”

Neowin: YouTube partners with Activision Blizzard to stream e-sports events

Neowin: YouTube partners with Activision Blizzard to stream e-sports events. “In 2019, the war for the live streaming market seemed to intensify significantly, with multiple platforms trying to sign exclusive deals with popular streamers in order to bring in more viewers. At the end of the year, though, while rivals have started to carve out their own space in the market, Amazon’s Twitch was still the dominant force in the market. But Google isn’t about to let that market slip away, and today, it announced a new partnership with Activision Blizzard that entails a couple of things.”

Tubefilter: UFC Signs 3-Show Deal With Facebook Watch, Aiming To Promote Its PPV Matches

Tubefilter: UFC Signs 3-Show Deal With Facebook Watch, Aiming To Promote Its PPV Matches. “UFC is trying to boost its number of pay-per-viewers by investing in Facebook content. The mixed martial arts organization has signed a deal to produce three exclusive shows for Facebook Watch over the next year, Variety reports. All three shows will tie into UFC events, the majority of which are pay-per-view matches.”

ESPN: How the internet helped crack the Astros’ sign-stealing case

ESPN: How the internet helped crack the Astros’ sign-stealing case. “During MLB’s three-month investigation, the public scrutiny was unprecedented, a baseball scandal — itself about technology — unfolding in real time, with more incriminating evidence seemingly uncovered on Twitter by the hour. Not just fans and journalists but players — and league officials — noticed. The internet’s social media sleuthing skills played a crucial role in shaping the investigation, dramatically reducing the time the league needed to comb through video for evidence, league sources tell ESPN. While the activity online shot a jolt of adrenaline into the baseball fan community, it was also helping to shape MLB’s first uniquely 21st century scandal.”

Missoulian: Trout Unlimited unveils map of fishing access sites

Missoulian: Trout Unlimited unveils map of fishing access sites. “Anglers searching for a fishing access site in Montana, or a good place for one in the future, now have a new tool from Montana Trout Unlimited. On Wednesday, the nonprofit unveiled an online interactive map of Montana’s fishing sites. While Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks already has its own online fishing access map, Trout Unlimited doesn’t just show access sites.”