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2018 Winter Olympics 4K HDR coverage will air on Dish Network

2018 Winter Olympics 4K HDR coverage will air on Dish Network

Dish Network customers will have access to 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) coverage of the upcoming Winter Games in South Korea, the company has announced. The NBCUniversal content will be available in Ultra HD quality to anyone with a TV that supports the resolution, as well as HDR for those watching with a television that supports high dynamic range. Overall, Dish customers will get access to 2,400 hours of content.

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ESPN streaming service details confirmed

ESPN streaming service details confirmed

Streaming has not only changed the way people consume content, it has also changed the way businesses deliver such content to meet the consumers’ new lifestyles. That has been true for music, movies, TV shows, and, to some extent, even games. But sports shows? Not so much. This a holdover of traditional distribution channels, networks like ESPN are struggling to remain in business as more and more people cut the cord. Disney’s solution? An ESPN streaming service, of course. But it might not be as straightforward as it sounds.

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Madden 18 esports events will air on ESPN and Disney under NFL deal

Madden 18 esports events will air on ESPN and Disney under NFL deal

Both Disney and ESPN will broadcast NFL esports content this year under a newly penned deal with the National Football League. Under the deal, both Madden NFL 18 Club Championship and the Madden NFL 18 Ultimate League events will air. The esports content will be airing on both Disney XD and ESPNEWS, plus ESPN2 and ESPN2/Deportes. Some episodic content will also be available on ESPN VOD.

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Garmin Approach X10 is an entry-level wearable for golfers

Garmin Approach X10 is an entry-level wearable for golfers

Garmin has launched a new wearable device designed for golfers. Called the Garmin Approach X10, the new wristband is preloaded with details on more than 41,000 golf courses around the world, enabling golfers to immediately access info on hazards, distances, and more. The device is designed for golfers ranging from beginners to experts and is the most entry-level model in Garmin's lineup.

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Verizon NBA deal brings AR content, live games, and originals

Verizon NBA deal brings AR content, live games, and originals

Verizon and the NBA have entered a new multi-year partnership that will bring content and live games to Yahoo Sports. This content will include NBA League Pass live games, as well as a daily show with highlights, lifestyle programming, and more. As well, this partnership will kick off the development of AR content, plus "other forms of content" that weren't detailed.

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Major League Soccer launches own esports league for FIFA 18 World Cup

Major League Soccer launches own esports league for FIFA 18 World Cup

The worlds of traditional professional sports leagues and esports just got a bit more overlap. Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced a new partnership with EA Sports to create its own esports league, dubbed eMLS, which will be tied to the worldwide competition for FIFA 18. eMLS will feature 19 of MLS's 23 clubs, with each real-world team selecting a professional gamer to represent them in competition.

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ESPN gets Monday Night Football mobile streaming rights until 2021

ESPN gets Monday Night Football mobile streaming rights until 2021

NFL mobile streaming news continues to roll in with ESPN making the latest announcement: it has nabbed mobile streaming rights for Monday Night Football. This new streaming arrangement will start next year and run through the conclusion of the 2021 NFL season. This announcement follows NBC's own football announcement, that itself following Verizon's latest NFL deal.

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NBC gets NFL Sunday Night Football mobile streaming rights

NBC gets NFL Sunday Night Football mobile streaming rights

NBC has acquired the rights to stream Sunday Night Football on mobile starting with the 2018 season, it has announced. The network will stream these games on all devices that support it, including phones and tablets, computers, and smart TVs. NBC will be able to stream the games under its TV Everywhere platform, including the ability to extend its streaming rights to its telecom, cable, satellite, and virtual MVPD partners.

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Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

The Apple Watch may soon tell swimmers where to go using radionavigation technology to pinpoint their location. This technology was patented this week by Apple in a document called "Radionavigation for swimmers." This might well be the first use for a smartwatch - any smartwatch - that's unique to a wearable device. Just a hint of this technology was revealed during the first presentation of the Apple Watch Series 2 by Apple back in September of 2016.

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NFL live games will be available on any mobile carrier in 2018

NFL live games will be available on any mobile carrier in 2018

Verizon subscribers have long had the perk of live NFL mobile game streaming, but that will change next year. Verizon and the National Football League have announced a new deal that will bring live game streaming to any carrier in the US starting in 2018, including the Super Bowl. Streaming access will be available via Yahoo and Yahoo Sports in addition to the NFL app and Verizon's go90.

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Esports pro Vasilii suspended after threatening violence

Esports pro Vasilii suspended after threatening violence

As esports move into the mainstream, so does its controversies. LoL Pro League recently announced the suspension of player Li Wei Jun, known under the handle "Vasilii," for "audible threats of physical violence" he allegedly made toward his girlfriend in October. The League says that it conducted interviews during which it was told that no actual physical assault happened. However, the League says that "he made credible threats of physical violence and death threats toward a defenseless person in a private home that were intimidating enough for her to call the police."

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Misfit Command smartwatch requires no charging

Misfit Command smartwatch requires no charging

This week the folks at Misfit revealed their Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch, a device that looks and feels like a classic watch, but acts smart. It's a smartwatch, but not in the same sense that an Apple Watch or Android Wear watch is a smartwatch. This device was revealed just after Misfit revealed their first touchscreen smartwatch, the Misfit Vapor. This Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch provides a "more traditional-looking watch that still has smart features yet doesn't require charging."

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