NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”
November 13, 2015 – Vol. 74
NBC Sports Digital “Bytes” is a collection of highlights, information and metrics for NBC Sports Digital properties. Previous editions can be found on NBCSportsGroupPressbox.com.
CSNPhilly.com Records Highest Traffic Day Ever on November 9
CSNPhilly.com, the online home of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, set a new traffic record on Monday, November 9 with 1.5 million visits in one day, the highest in the site’s history. In addition to the record high visits, the site also had a record 1.4 million unique visitors. The milestones were prompted by the Philadelphia Eagles’ overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football the night before, as well as Monday’s live stream of the Sixers-Bulls game. So far this season, consumption of Sixers live streaming on CSNPhilly.com has doubled last year’s figures.
Curry Goes Viral for CSNBayArea.com
CSNBayArea.com’s exclusive video clip of Golden State Warriors star and reigning MVP Stephen Curry’s unique dribbling drill is fast-approaching 1 million views (over 950K views since it was posted on Nov. 4). During practice, Curry dribbled a basketball and tossed a tennis ball back and forth with a trainer while wearing dark goggles.
CSNNW.com Blazes a Big October
Comcast SportsNet Northwest saw near-record video growth in October 2015, recording the second highest month of video streams at CSNNW.com to date. The addition of new Trail Blazers Insider Jason Quick, who spent 16 years at The Oregonian covering the NBA, helped lead the way for the increase in traffic. Trail Blazer locker room videos featuring Damian Lillard and head coach Terry Stotts also contributed to the robust uptick in views for the month.
GolfNow Gift Card Tees Up The Gift Of Golf
A simple solution to the angst of holiday gift giving now comes with the serenity of green grass and wide open spaces. GolfNow, the world’s leading technology company specializing in golf-related products and services, introduced the GolfNow Go. Play. Gift Card, an electronic gift card that can be used to book tee times via GolfNow at more than 5,500 participating golf courses throughout the United States. No matter the occasion, a GolfNow Go. Play. Gift Card is the perfect gift-buying alternative for all the golfers on your list.
GolfNow Go. Play. Gift Cards are available for purchase any time of day or night in any amount from $10-$500, are easily e-mailed to recipients and never expire. Buyers also have the option of adding personalized messages for the holidays, birthdays or any number of occasions. Balances can be used toward “Hot Deal” tee times booked online via GolfNow, on the GolfNow mobile app or by telephone at 800-752-9020. There are no fees connected to gift card purchases and they are easily applied to new and existing GolfNow accounts.
ICYMI on NBC SportsWorld, NBC Sports Digital’s Long-Form Website & NBCSports.com
Joe Posnanski spent time with Royals GM Dayton Moore, and breaks down how the World Series champs were built. Click here for the long-form story on NBC SportsWorld.
Jeff Kassouf writes about the impact US women’s soccer will have by sending star Alex Morgan to the expansion Orlando Pride franchise. Click here for the long-form story on NBC SportsWorld.
Football Night in America’s Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison preview this week’s Cardinals-Seahawks matchup alongside Dan Patrick. Click here for the video.
In an exclusive interview, Bojan Krkic from Stoke City speaks with Joe Prince-Wright about his recovery from a knee injury and how it feels to be playing in England and the Premier League. Click here for the video.
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