RSE NEWS

FanVision acquires PrePlay, will add games to hardware

By Eric Fisher, Staff Writer Published September 15, 2014  In-venue sports video provider FanVision has acquired PrePlay, a New York-based mobile gaming company, in a deal that seeks to marry FanVision’s hardware capabilities with PrePlay’s software abilities. Financial terms were not disclosed, but PrePlay Chief Executive Andrew Daines described the transaction as a stock-for-stock merger. The […]

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Why European Soccer Teams See Gold in America

There’s money to be made in the New World The summer of soccer isn’t over yet. Following in the footsteps of nearly rabid fan interest in the United States Men’s National Team during the World Cup, and record numbers of American viewers for the tournament, some of Europe’s best teams have landed here in search […]

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How RSE Ventures Is Revolutionizing Business As We Know It

Projected to grow $145 billion between 2010-2015, the sports industry has long been one of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy. However, unlike comparative industries, sports has somehow managed sustained growth while lacking any fundamental innovation to the business models that fuel it. In fact, the vast majority of the money within the […]

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World Cup party over but summer of soccer set to rock U.S

The World Cup party may be over but the summer of soccer is just heating up in the United States as fans prepare for a European invasion by the sport’s glamour clubs looking to expand their brand. From New York to Los Angeles, some of the game’s brightest stars and most valuable teams will spend […]

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Of Note

FanVision Puts Broadcast in Hands of Fans at Sporting Events

In the heat of a pennant race in September or on the 16th hole on Sunday of the U.S. Open, you, as the fan observing, want to see it all. With tight races, fantasy stats on the line, and a championship trophy at stake, you need to stay updated. Most days in your technology-driven world […]

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Poptip Launches Zipline Analytics On Instagram, Letting Brands Monitor Photo-Friendly Conversations

Poptip, the TechStars backed startup that offers real-time language tracking across social platforms, has today launched its Zipline analytics tool on Instagram. Unlike PopTip questions, the product that launched the brand, Zipline doesn’t require brands to poll or ask a question to their audiences. Instead, brands can simply choose which words, phrases, etc. they want tracked and […]

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Year In Sports Media Report: 2013

In the U.S. and around the world, fans’ passion for sports continues to grow. 2013 was no exception—over 33 billion hours of national sports programming were consumed by 255 million people in the U.S., up 27 percent from the 26 billion hours consumed in 2003. From last year’s nearly 109 million viewers watching the “Harbowl,” […]

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Continuing Its Public Content Push, Facebook Acquires SportStream

Twitter may still be synonymous with real time, in-the-moment discussion. But that’s hardly stopping Facebook from moving in on the territory. Facebook announced on Tuesday it had acquired SportStream, a San Francisco-based startup that aims to better surface all the public-facing content circulating inside the social giant. Most of the benefits here are rather technical, so I […]

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