DirecTV will sell you NFL Sunday Ticket streams even if you don’t have their satellite TV service — but only if you live in an apartment.
The Supreme Court’s decision to kill Aereo was bad from a legal point of view — and downright horrible from a policy and innovation perspective.
Patent trolls filed nearly 200 lawsuits last Wednesday in an attempt to dodge proposed reforms brewing in Congress. Targets includes familiar names like Harry & David and Dress Barn.
Chet Kanojia, the man behind the company that could transform the TV industry, has some very big ideas about how to manage the airwaves and how people will watch television five years from now.
Brian Burke followed up a career in the Navy by starting Advanced NFL Stats, and now his predictive models are powering the New York Times’ 4th Down Bot. Fans already love this kind of analysis, but will coaches ever come around?
Good news for cord cutters and sports fans alike: Super Bowl XLVIII will once again be live streamed in its entirety. Fox will offer anyone the ability to tune in on the web or via its Fox Go iOS app.
The ranks of cord-cutters are growing — but ESPN is digging in to protect the existing TV model. A new feature shows the tension in the sports giant’s calculations, and raises the question of how long this can go on.
What you think you know about football is wrong. Here’s how you can challenge your misconceptions with a dose of data analysis.
The National Football League and General Electric announced on Thursday a list of 16 projects that will each receive $300,000 to advance their research in the field of diagnosing and preventing head injuries. Among the selected projects is a collaboration between the University of California, San Francisco, and machine learning startup Ayasdi to analyze CAT scan data to predict which players might have persistent symptoms. Another involves the Purdue Neurotrama Group and a company called BrainScope that uses machine learning algorithms to power a device that it hopes can detect head injuries on the sidelines. As everything from algorithms to computing power improve, machine learning is actually becoming fairly common in medical research.
Sports leagues — especially the NFL — use blackouts to encourage fans to see games in the stadium rather than on TV. A new proposal by the FCC would make it harder to do this, but it won’t bring relief to the majority of sports fans. Here’s a Q&A that explains how it all works.