Hot Topics: Champions League build-up time and Cricket’s existential crisis

This week’s Hot Topics blog takes a look at how the long build up to the Champions League final and the World Cup is coupled with fast reaction to the game. And cricket’s existential crisis is the same problem every other sport has.

Wolfsburg and Lyon show football will do the talking at Women’s Champions League final

The Women’s Champions League final takes place on Thursday night – this time, the football will speak for itself.

Arsenal’s Emery announcement hints at a change in club mood

The announcement of Emery is different to the jovial and content-rich reaction to the recent Europa League semi-final draw.

Event of the season: F1 and its teams get ready for glamour of Monaco

The glitz and glamour of Monaco is upon us again. There are stunning images, idyllic videos and salubrious surroundings all over Formula One Twitter. Oh, and some build-up to the actual sport, too!

Handball embraces tracking technology

The intelligent ‘iBall’ developed by SELECT and KINEXON premieres at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 on 26/27 May, opening doors for creative data visualisation, fan engagement and monetisation.

Sky Sports broadcasts FIFA18 eWorld Cup as esports makes inroads into the mainstream

IOC President talks up the chances of esports being added to the Olympic Games as Sky Sports broadcasts FIFA18 tournament.

Goal launches esports show and teams up with City Football Group for the first series

Global football website, Goal has launched a new eSports series, ‘Goal Vs’, as it looks to increase its esports output in 2018

ArsenalFanTV, F2 Freestylers and Spencer FC win big at the Football Blogging Awards 2018

ArsenalFanTV picked up the first trophy of the ‘post-Wenger era’ as one of the big winners from the Football Blogging Awards (FBAs) 2018.

Snack-Gaming develop & launch new fantasy betting platform 5p0rtz

Fantasy Sports and Digital Product developers Snack-Gaming.com today announced that they have developed and launched ‘5p0rtz’ a new fantasy pools betting platform on behalf of a consortium of UK based sports betting investors.

Daily Digest: BT signs new deal and ESPN launch World Fame 100 2018

Derby County’s digital case study, Arsenal get new sleeve sponsorship and ESPN launch their World Fame 100 site. It’s today’s Daily Digest.

Daily Digest: LeBron James hands over the keys to his Instagram account for ‘greater good’

Today’s Daily Digest includes LeBron James handing over the keys to his Instagram account to give others an important platform.

Daily Digest: Questions for Man United’s women’s team & are young fans ditching social?

Today’s Daily Digest looks at what Manchester United can learn from Arsenal and Manchester City, why young people may ditch social media and what we can all learn about content creation from a football team who didn’t win a game all season.

Podcast: ‘Live’ with the winners at the 2018 Football Blogging Awards

Last night was the 6th edition of the Football Blogging Awards, and the first in its new life with our colleagues at Snack Media taking on the running of it.

DS Insider: US-style European Super League could only be five years away

Football’s digital problem could push it into the arms of a money-churning European Super League in the next five years.

Podcast: How can we add tech to stadiums without losing sight of the sport?

As stadiums start to incorporate more and more digital technology into their offerings to fans, just how far can it go without losing sight of the actual sport?

DS Manchester: How Man United changed the game & the line between fun and banter

Five things we learned from the Digital Sport Manchester on how to engage next-gen fans on social media.

Digital Sport Manchester: How to win the hearts and minds of the next generation

This evening, Digital Sport returns to Manchester for another event, this time held at Social Chain and covering the topic of engaging next-gen fans on social media.

Digital Sport London: Do esports and the Olympics need each other equally?

Esports and the Olympic Games is an ongoing saga, as is the debate about who needs who the most. Are both the Games and the sport in need of each other?