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By the end of the three seasons, the company will have broadcast nearly 1,000 sports games.

The startup was founded by Mike O’Neal, who is its current chief scientist and is the former chair of the computer science program at Tech. NFT pulled in its first big competitive grant — $100,000 from the National Science Foundation — last year, and the NSF put $500,000 more in the company’s coffers this winter.

“These AF2 broadcasts will be presented to fans using our successful Free-For-View model, which NFT pioneered with the Central Hockey League,” O’Neal said.

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