Around the Biz 2/19/19: Media Companies Push for a Piece of the Sports Gambling Pie; AAF Tech Changing the Landscape of Pro Sports

Here’s a quick roundup of the big news buzzing around the sports-media industry today:

How Long Before Media Companies Become Sports Gambling Companies? (Recode)

AAF Is Using Technology That May Revolutionize Pro Sports, Gambling (USA Today)

Canal Plus ‘Negotiating Purchase of beIN Sports’ (TVB Europe)

Overwatch League Begins Its Second Season Seeking to Expand Its Audience (The Washington Post)

Research: Major Sports Events Hold Key to 5G Adoption (Advanced Television)

beIN, Content Allies Seek U.S. Intervention Over BeoutQ Piracy (Rapid TV News)

Sinclair Broadcast Group and VSiN Partner Up In Nevada (Sports Handle)

NBCU Reaches Three-Year Deal With NABET-CWA (Deadline)

ESL and Big Ten Network Launch Collegiate League of Legends Season (Esports Insider)

NBA To Start African Basketball League With 12 Teams Across the Continent (CNN)