SBJ Morning Buzzcast

SBJ Morning Buzzcast: September 15, 2022

Episode Summary

The Mountain West is losing the only leader it has ever known, Amazon Alexa is ready for TNF and DRL has a new Cloud partner.

Episode Notes

The Mountain West is losing the only leader it has ever known, Amazon Alexa is ready for TNF and DRL has a new Cloud partner.

Episode Transcription

The NFL has become one of the leaders in the open distribution of tickets, tapping into a network of marketplaces that allows buyers to make a purchase across a multiple list of platforms. That's one of the topics covered by clay Luter EVP and co-head of Ticketmaster. When he spoke with S BJ facilities, reporter Brett McCormick at the 2022 access sports facilities and franchises and ticketing symposium in Nashville. Luter also talked about reaching the next generation of fan by creating distribution models that integrate such applications as TikTok. You can watch the interview and follow the highlights from the Good morning. It's Thursday, September 15th. And this is your S BJ morning buzz cast. I'm David Albright filling in for a mad Corps mountain west commissioner. Craig Thompson will step down effective December 31st following nearly 24 years in the role. Thompson said his one remaining priority was expansion of the college football playoff and viable access for the mountain.

West Thompson was part of the special working group that also included S sec, commissioner Greg Sanky, Notre Dame, a D Jack Warrick and former big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, which originally introduced the 12 team CFP format that will be adopted by 2026 under Thompson. The mountain west negotiated nearly 600 million in television revenue to support its member schools, including the 270,000,006 year media rights agreement with CBS and Fox sports that began in January of 2020. Thompson is the only commissioner in the history of the mountain west, which officially began operations in January of 1999. Miami dolphin's owner, Stephen Ross's punishment for tampering is turned into an opportunity for others in NFL circles to increase their influence. When Ross was suspended last month, the suspension goes through October 17th. He was also removed from all spots on the influential ownership committees indefinitely. He had served on four key panels, finance owned and operated media international and sports betting in a new list of assignments circulated this week by commissioner Roger Goodell.

Ross's name is completely absent. Here are the list of changes on the finance committee. Ross is replaced by jets owner, Woody Johnson on the owned and operated media committee. Ross is off and was not replaced on the international committee. Ross is replaced by 29 year old Elizabeth Blackburn. The granddaughter of Bengal's owner, Mike Brown. This is her first formal committee assignment and on the sports betting committee, Ross has been replaced by new Raiders, president Sandra Morgan Douglas, former chair of the Nevada gaming control board prime video will enhance its debut NFL live stream tonight with real time voice activated game data from fire TV and Alexa during the chargers chief's game fans watching the stream via fire TV can gain access to live stats and analytics provided by prime videos. Signature x-ray tool for TNF. Viewers can simply say Alexa, open x-ray and they will receive game information, usually reserved for coaches and broadcasters, such as quarterback's average time before passing or receiver's average separation yardage on pass patterns.

Viewers can also ask Alexa football related questions during the broadcast without interrupting fire TV's game stream. If a fan asks Alexa, how many rushing yards should the chiefs have today, or Alexa who has the most tackles today or Alexa who leads the NFL in touchdowns? The answers will be provided without any stoppage in the live stream. Another game day feature will allow fans to say, Alexa, play Thursday night football into their fire TV or echo show device, which will drop them into the live stream. When the game begins days before they call the first regular season NFL game on Amazon prime, Al Michaels and Kirk herb street joined the marsh Shannon Iran sports media podcast to discuss their plan for calling games on the streaming service and how they've approached their partnership. The two also discussed the free agent frenzy that hit NFL announcers in the off season.

Michael's talks about how he will decide when to hang up his announcer's microphone and herb street offers his 2 cents on big 10 expansion, other topics Michael's disdain for vegetables and herb Street's travel schedule to Bo North Carolina this weekend for game day. And John also discussed ESPN's future. What to expect from Amazon's first game and a review of week one on television. You can download the new episode on apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. The drone racing league has a new partner in Google cloud, which will be presenting sponsor of the league's 20 22 23 season opening race next month at PayPal park in San Jose. The DRL race in the cloud presented by Google cloud brings the circuit to the Silicon valley for the first time and will coincide with the opening night of the Google cloud. Next tech conference on October 11th, as part of the multi-year deal, the two properties will launch the Google cloud slide cup challenge, a developer competition around cloud skills and driving innovation in drone racing winners of the season long competition will be honored in February at the DRL world championship to be held at lone Depot park in Miami.

The Google cloud deal adds to DRLs roster of other major tech partners, including T-Mobile Aran and genius sports for Google cloud. This brings another pro sports partner in addition to deals with the warriors, MLB Statcast and Fox sports. See more on the plans for this new partnership in today's sport, techie daily newsletter. One of the most anticipated announcements of the year in e-sports came out on Wednesday when riot games revealed its plans for the 2023 Valant champions tour notes are Kevin hit. The 30 initial partnered teams will travel to Sao Paul for the kickoff tournament ride also is setting up three major hubs of competition LA soul and Berlin. The tour has been soliciting applications from eSports organizations from all over the world to identify 30 teams for the tours kickoff. These partner teams will see substantial benefits, team stipends or revenue share package and more riots games also created a path for non-partner teams to earn the same incentive package under a two tiered system. And that's your S SPJ morning buzz cast for Thursday. I hope everyone has a great day and we'll see you back here tomorrow morning.