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Endeavor’s HEED Raises $35M | Hashtag Sports Weekly

October 10, 2018


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The Zamboni

NHL ratings hit a 9-year low, but the league is repackaging its games on NBC to turn Wednesday nights into the league’s version of the NBA’s must-see Thursdays. Meanwhile, #IceSurfing is resurfacing on Twitter, melding the primary and secondary screen experience.

A Good Bet

Fans are 19x more likely to watch something they bet on. Will gambling attract more eyes to sports outside the Big 4, or will fans spend more time watching their favorite teams? Cuban, Kraft, Leonsis are bullish on benefits to fans and leagues, but players' unions have reservations.

Cold Pizza

The year is 2019: ad spend signals streaming sports’ supremacy, leagues decide Amazon and YouTube are better homes for exclusive rights than traditional media, and Gen Z prefer Snap to SportsCenter. Pie in the sky? Think again.


New on Innovate

Why are athletes and rappers investing in high school sports?
Gen Z loves it

by Spencer Pullen

Innovate Contributor

"With over 327,000 YouTube subscribers, close to 200,000 Twitter followers, and over 404,000 likes on Facebook, Overtime is essentially everywhere. Most importantly, they are presenting sports in a way that is directly relatable to the youth."

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The Players Tribune and The Athletic Follow Gordon Heyward’s Return

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SoftBank Leads $35M Investment in Sports Engagement Startup Heed

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Coca-Cola Sponsors AR Experience for NASCAR Playoffs

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NFL Viewership Jumps 147% on Mobile Phones

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CW Turns to Sports (and Sports Media) to Boost ‘All American’

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Sports Franchises Score Big With U.S. Hispanics

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