ESPN team up with Verizon, Microsoft and Accenture on new Edge Innovation Centre

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Sports media giant to explore AR/VR, 5G and edge computing technology.

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  • ESPN will also work with Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution technology team
  • The Edge Innovation Centre will be directed by representatives from each of the partners

US sports media giant ESPN is seeking to bolster its fan experience with the launch of its Edge Innovation Centre in collaboration with Verizon, Accenture and Microsoft as founding partners.

Through the new initiative, ESPN will explore new technologies such as 5G, augmented reality (AR), and edge computing. The Edge Innovation Centre will also see ESPN work in collaboration with the technology team at Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED).

Accenture’s contribution will be on establishing an innovation lab to develop future sports entertainment experiences and production capabilities using emerging technologies.

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