Reuters: UEFA launches streaming service of archive footage. “European football’s governing body UEFA said on Thursday it is launching an Internet-based streaming service that will give people access to a ‘gold mine’ of archive footage.”
Forbes: NASCAR Partners With Amazon Web Services To Move 500,000 Hours Of Historical Video To The Cloud. “Racing body NASCAR has entered into a multi-year agreement with Amazon Web Services to move their historical video content into the cloud. The partnership will see AWS use cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate indexing and tagging of digital content that would otherwise take thousands of man hours to do manually.”
AdWeek: Hockey Fans Can Lace Up a New Facebook Messenger Bot From the NHL. “The National Hockey League teamed up with chat engagement platform GameOn on a new Messenger bot that debuted just in time for the Stanley Cup Final. The NHL Chatbot gives hockey fans access to content including news updates, game previews, notifications, scoring alerts, schedules, standings and in-game highlights in both video and GIF form.”
Techdirt: Several Pro And College Sports Teams Suspended From Twitter Over Mystery DMCA Notices. “One of the core issues is the way the DMCA sets up a system in which service providers feel forced to proactively take down the speech of others based on accusation in the form of a DMCA notice, rather than this working the way it does in nearly every other aspect of American law in which an accusation does not result in a penalty. And penalty truly is the right word, as the American system recognizes that speech is among the most fundamental of freedoms. And, yet, when service providers like Twitter get sent DMCA notices over copyright claims, they are heavily incentivized to take down the content and take action against the account holder — or face potentially massive liability.”
Motoring Research: Gordon Murray’s online museum is virtually brilliant. “Warning: if you intend to immerse yourself in the virtual world of Gordon Murray’s online exhibition, a lunch-hour won’t be enough. Tell your boss you need to spend the afternoon researching. Or something. The One Formula exhibition is an internet-based museum, allowing visitors to ‘wander’ (and wonder) through 50 years of Gordon Murray’s work. It’s free to enter and there are no queues.” Gordan Murray designs Formula One race cars. You can learn more about him at https://www.gordonmurraydesign.com/en/.
Deeper Blue: New Freediving Records Website Launched. “A new website has launched which aims to be the go-to source for all information about AIDA records. The … website is the brainchild of AIDA Master Instructor David Watson and will host information about all the ten freediving disciplines recognized by AIDA.” AIDA stands for Association Internationale pour le Développement de l’Apnée; the assembly member USA Freediving has a Web site at http://www.usafreediving.com/ .
Nieman Lab: Why Richland Source built a system for automating high school sports articles (and stopped selling apparel). “In the robots-are-coming-for-journalism world, it’s usually big news organizations like The Washington Post or The Associated Press experimenting with automating their articles. Now Richland Source, the six-year-old digital news outlet in Mansfield, Ohio, is stepping up to the plate.”