Archive For April 30, 2015

NHL Winter Classic 2015 were moved to the national arena

NHL Winter Classic upcoming US time January 1, 2015 were, the chosen venue is the home of major league nationals, by the Chicago Blackhawks play against the Washington Capitals, many NHL hockey staff also took the opportunity to pick up a baseball field.

NHL Winter Classic outdoor events unique items, in addition to the main gimmick, the hand is to boost the box office, 2004 NBA vice president of sports Board Miller (Jon Miller) proposed this plan, but deaf ears, until 2006 to find another supporter Collins (John Collins), decided to hold two hit it off.

The first Winter Classic debut in 2008, in the football field were, then poured into 71,217 people, followed by the Chicago Cubs in 2009, carried home, the game was the highest in 33 years puck highest ratings continued to do in 2014 is more influx 105,491 people, a record.

GoPro sports camera manufacturers to acquire virtual reality company Kolor

American sports camera maker GoPro has just announced the acquisition of the French virtual reality software company Kolor. Kolor employees will join GoPro, but will remain in the French Savoie job.

Kolor software allows multiple photos or video combined into a 360-degree panoramic photo or video, the company calls “global content.” Although many virtual reality content manufacturers are using GoPro cameras, but because of the short board to create interactive content, leading to the delay GoPro user directly provide such functionality.

In announcing the acquisition of the message at the same time, GoPro also released a 360-degree 4K video to show Kolor software. Users can view the video through YouTube, GoPro official website, Kolor Eyes and Google Carboard other channels. GoPro said the company will soon release more spherical video via Oculus VR and other platforms Samsung Gear VR and the like.

“We think, GoPro has a great opportunity to lead the trend of movement in virtual reality.” GoPro CEO Nick Woodman (Nick Woodman) in the earnings conference call, said, “As GoPro has been widely used, many users are using it to through immersive way to record life experience. Therefore, we continue this trend of development is entirely reasonable. ”

In addition, Woodman said, 360-degree video is currently making process is complex, the company hopes to simplify the process.

Of Kolor GoPro acquisition is an important step forward in order to expand the scope of services. The company earlier this month released a commercial version Herocast, this is a can provide broadcast-quality live streaming solutions. The company also with the American Hockey League (NHL) reached an agreement to use GoPro cameras in certain live broadcast.

GoPro announced the acquisition of the message at the same time released the first-quarter results, the company posted a profit of $ 16.8 million, revenues of $ 363 million, the highest ever in the company’s highest sales record. GoPro quarter earnings per share were $ 0.24, higher than the previous forecast from .15 to 0.17 US dollars range, also higher than the $ 0.18 analysts expected.

GoPro camera first quarter sales of 130 million units, up from 852,000 units last year same period. GoPro quarter gross margin was 45.1%, higher than 40.9% a year earlier. The company’s cash reserves from $ 422.3 million in December last year, increased to $ 491.9 million in March.

GoPro expects second-quarter earnings per share of 0.24 to 0.26 US dollars on revenue of 380 million to 400 million US dollars, gross margin was 45%.

Easy! Walter Pierce hockey tour

Wizards have been completed sweep of Toronto, advanced to the second round – Paul Pierce and John – Wall and other Lord also want to take a defensive look. In today’s NHL (National Hockey League) Washington Capitals against the New York Islanders in the playoffs, Pierce, Wall, Marcin – Gortat, who appeared in the audience, when the lens sweeps Pierce, he also excited yelling, waving his hands.

Beijing April 28, the Wizards have been completed sweep of Toronto, advanced to the second round – Paul Pierce and John – Wall and other Lord also want to take a defensive look.

In today’s NHL (National Hockey League) Washington Capitals against the New York Islanders in the playoffs, Pierce, Wall, Marcin – Gortat, who appeared in the audience, when the lens sweeps Pierce, he also excited yelling, waving his hands.

In the Toronto series, Pierce played just 28.2 minutes, 15.5 points 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists.

NFL vice president of Super learn the business model: to strengthen communication to achieve a win-win

April 16, NFL executive vice president Mark – super company general manager Liu Weidong and Voller talks in Beijing to discuss bilateral cooperation programs. As the first of the four major US professional sports league in the NFL, in this round of talks in an olive branch to the Super League, hoping to strengthen communication and cooperation with the Super League, to achieve a win-win.

Founded in 1920 the National Institute for Occupational Football League (NFL), with its excellent organizational structure and core values, relying on strict organizational management and efficient business operation, has won more and more fans of attention and love, known as the “American business organizations operating one of the best,” is truly the world’s top professional sports leagues.

For a long time, NFL management and operations has always had its unique. NFL league each team has remained at the same competitive level, the results of each game has suspense, each team has probably get the final championship. Year’s draft by the team last year, the worst record in the first selection of the players, and the players take the form of salary cap to control each team spending levels. From a financial point of view, NFL league every year 80% of total revenue equally among 32 teams, both competitors between the team, but also a partner. The vast majority of major league decided to open 32 vote by the team owner, need to adopt a resolution of more than 75% of the votes, the league’s management employed 32 team owners, the need to provide adequate information and services for team Boss use decisions.

In March this year, the Chinese government officially introduced the “Chinese football reform plan.” In the exploration of professional football, super company will learn sights North American professional sports leagues.

Chinese Super League (CSL) began in 2004, is organized by the Chinese Football Association, the country’s highest level of professional soccer league. The partnership, Super will train young players, league and club organization and management aspects, media operations and other strategic interests, to NFL “learn.” Worrall said, “We are very willing to share management operating experience with the super, and welcomes the opportunity to visit the NFL Super headquarters and learn from the game site, I hope you win-win.”