We’ve written quite a bit about NY Tech Meetup, the massive monthly gathering that comes together to watch approximately 10 companies demo their work to the tech community for 3-5 minutes each. Now a new announcement will make the entire event much more accessible to NY and the rest of the world.
NYTM is partnering with NY-based MLB Advanced Media (yes, Major League Baseball), to power its livestreams from here on out. MLB Advanced Media broadcasts a number of different events outside of baseball, and is now expanding to tech with this agreement. Livestreams had been previously offered inconsistently in the past, but now anyone can head over to NYTM’s site and watch (next event is September 11). Additionally, future videos will be archived for later viewing.
Every month a slim 850 seats are available for the meetup’s more than 26,000 members at NYU’s Skirball auditorium, and so once the tickets go live, they sell out almost instantly. Given these numbers, only about 3% of members can actually get into this event every month, and so this is an important development.
From Jessica Lawrence, Managing Director of NYTM:
MLBAM is truly representative of a ‘made in New York’ tech start-up success story as it has grown to be among the largest New York-born, New York-based high tech companies. Over the past 12 years, MLBAM has built world-class technology from its Chelsea Market headquarters to deliver video streaming solutions for baseball fans on any device they carry. Their innovative work now extends beyond baseball to encompass other sports, entertainment and media properties. We can’t wait to get started.
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