Matt Bowen Joins Expanding Bleacher Report Editorial Team as NFL Analyst
Enhanced NFL Video Franchises to Debut for Upcoming Season
Bleacher Report, a leading digital destination for team-specific sports content and real-time event coverage, will expand its coverage of the National Football League for the upcoming 2013 season. Included in the site’s vast digital and mobile offerings for football fans are a new Fantasy Football stream in its top-rated Team Stream™ mobile and tablet app, highly-regarded additions to its growing NFL editorial staff and enhancements to its NFL video franchises.
Beginning today and available now via the App Store and Google Play, NFL fans and fantasy football players can access an all-new Fantasy Football stream through the top-rated Team Stream app which will serve as the ultimate companion app for fans seeking real-time information on their fantasy players. With this new update, users can create a personalized stream of individual players from their fantasy team(s) and have access to instant, comprehensive updates on those players delivered directly to their mobile phone or tablet device in one dedicated stream. The addition furthers Bleacher Report’s commitment to providing fans with comprehensive news about their favorite teams and topics in real-time. McDonald’s will be the exclusive QSR sponsor for fantasy football coverage on Bleacher Report throughout the NFL regular season and will be the launch partner for the Fantasy Football stream within Team Stream.
Bleacher Report has also bolstered its editorial roster with the addition of Matt Bowen, a former NFL player, who joins Bleacher Report as an NFL analyst. In his new role, Bowen will provide in-depth analysis of news around the league as well as previews on key matchups each week. He will also be a regular video contributor for the site. In addition to his work with Bleacher Report, Bowen will continue to be a correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.
Bowen joins recently-hired Mike Freeman, who will be a lead national columnist and video analyst for Bleacher Report, along with NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller, Aaron Nagler, Ty Schalter and Michael Schottey as featured NFL analysts providing year-round, in-depth NFL coverage for the site.
Bleacher Report will also continue to deliver football fans engaging and entertaining content about the NFL and fantasy football through signature video franchises. With a brand-new, state-of-the-art studio located in New York, the Bleacher Report video team will create more than 40 new episodes of original content dedicated to the NFL each week throughout the season, including new episodes of Pigskin Preview, The Pro Show, Fantasize Me and NFL Draft 365, among others.
“We are committed to providing the best, most comprehensive experiences to our fans and these enhancements made to Bleacher Report’s coverage of the NFL are representative of how we’re delivering on that commitment,” said Dave Finocchio, founder and chief content and product officer, Bleacher Report, and VP, Turner Sports. “This major category launch to Team Stream, the addition of established, well-respected talent, and the growth of our video franchises will provide an even better experience for our fans.”
About Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report, a division of Turner Sports, is the leading digital destination for team-specific sports content and real-time event coverage, and is one of the fastest-growing digital properties in the U.S. The company was founded in 2007 by four die-hard sports fans as a platform through which passionate writers could have their voices heard, and at which sports fans could find all relevant content for their favorite teams in a single place. Today its editorial and video teams, led by a growing roster of lead writers and premier contributors, create hundreds of pieces of content per day to provide fans with the most comprehensive experience for their favorite teams and topics across all major sports. Bleacher Report also provides an unmatched fan experience on mobile devices through Team Stream™, the top-rated, industry-leading tablet and smartphone app, and via the Bleacher Report daily sport- and team-specific email newsletters.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated Team Stream app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.