Osaka’s compelling statement, Champions League week and personalised OTT experiences
First, they discuss the withdrawal of tennis star Naomi Osaka from the French Open – where the world number two had wanted to avoid mandatory press conferences to protect her mental health – and consider what it says about the need to modernise communications between athletes and the media.
They also look back on the Uefa Champions League final in Porto, picking up on an intriguing New York Times report about a future ‘final four’ week for European club soccer’s showpiece, and comparing the ownership strategies of the Super League class with Premier League-bound Brentford.
Then (39.36) to coincide with the release of the whitepaper ‘Making the Personal Possible: Powering Interactivity and New Experiences in Sports OTT’, Limelight Networks’ Charlie Kraus explains some of the technology that enables interactive, customisable experiences in live digital broadcasts.
Music: Surf Inspector by Kevin MacLeod