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NBCU’s SportsTech accelerator wants to ride esports wave

It’s a great time to be a sports technology start-up, as recent coverage of the booming esports sector has emphasized with revenues set to soar to $5 billion by 2024. Comcast’s NBCUniversal therefore caught our attention this week with the launch of its global accelerator hub SportsTech – offering opportunities at several major homegrown brands as well as a new lucrative partnership over the pond at Sky Sports for just ten lucky applicants. SportsTech’s sports tech focus has been divided into 8 key categories – media and entertainment, esports, fan and player engagement, athlete and player performance, team and coach success, sports venue and event innovation, fantasy sports and sports wagering, and finally, business of sports. Many of these business…

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