NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”
March 27, 2015 – Vol. 51
NBC Sports Launches IndyCar-Focused Twitter Account @IndyCaronNBCSN
In preparation for the start of the 2015 IndyCar season, NBC Sports has launched an IndyCar-focused twitter account, @IndyCaronNBCSN. The account provides up-to-the-minute IndyCar news and highlights, including video and articles from MotorSportsTalk on NBCSports.com.
NBCSN will present coverage of 12 races during the upcoming 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, beginning with series’ inaugural race at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, La., on Sunday, April 12. The IndyCar season begins this weekend with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (on ABC).
GolfNow Partners with Yelp
GolfNow has partnered with Yelp to boost exposure of existing GolfNow tee time distribution platforms by making them available throughout Yelp’s digital and online community.
“Partnering with GolfNow is a win for all of the golfers who are coming to Yelp every month to find the best local golf courses,” said Mike Ghaffary, VP Business and Corporate Development at Yelp.
Golfers seeking to book a tee time online will now be able to do so through Yelp, at more than 6,000 golf courses around the world on GolfNow’s tee time distribution platform. Yelp users can choose to book a round by searching for GolfNow listings on Yelp and selecting “Book Now.” With Yelp’s 135 million average unique monthly visitors as of Q4 2014, this new partnership will provide golfers with more ways to search for tee times in their area, and conveniently book online rounds at their favorite courses.
Comcast SportsNet / CSNNE.com presents “Celtics Insider” featuring Commissioner Adam Silver
This weekend, CSNNE.com and Comcast SportsNet present a special “Celtics Insider” multiplatform event featuring NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Silver addresses his stance on modern-day gambling, and answers questions about the risks, the rewards, and the future of sports gambling. Check out a sneak peek here.
NFL Draft Preview on Rotoworld.com; Rotoworld 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide Available Now
Rotoworld.com’s Josh Norris and Evan Silva are taking a team-by-team look at the NFL Draft, including each team’s top three needs and a mock draft of every pick for that team. A new team is featured each day Monday through Thursday leading up to the draft, beginning with the AFC East and NFC East, which can be found here, and continuing with the AFC South and NFC South next week.
In preparation for the start of the 2015 MLB season today, the Rotoworld 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide, the industry-leading source for fantasy baseball news and information, is available at Rotoworld.com. From Single-A prospects to MLB All Stars, the Rotoworld 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide features player and team profiles, updated team depth charts, analysis, rankings and customizable projections for more than 1000 players. In addition, the online guide features articles on prospects, offseason moves, sleeper picks and position tiers.
Rotoworld 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide packages begin at $19.99. Click here for more information.
Dew Tour Announces Video Content Partnership with the Berrics
As previously announced, Dew Tour launched “Dew Tour Push” this week, a groundbreaking video partnership with skate industry leader The Berrics that will provide a unique and in-depth look at the sport and eight of its athletes.
“Dew Tour Push” has enlisted eight world-class skaters – Luan Oliveira, Ben Raybourn, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Ishod Wair, Leticia Bufoni, Josh Matthews, Cody Cepeda and the newest member of the Mountain Dew® skate team, Trevor Colden – to each produce their own video part.
Berrics.com and DewTour.com will drop 46 exclusive pieces of content through August 14. Each video will provide a deeper look into a select skater and their process as they create their own skate part. An hour-long cinematic version of “Dew Tour Push,” produced by skate icon Steve Berra, featuring all eight skate video parts, will premiere this summer. Click here for more information.
Liverpool-Manchester United Second Most-Streamed Premier League Match on NBC Sports Live Extra
Manchester United’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Sunday was the second most-streamed Premier League match ever on NBC Sports Live Extra, delivering 78,000 uniques. The match also delivered the most visits (110,000) on Live Extra for a Premier League match.
ICYMI on NBC SportsWorld
Joe Posnanski traveled to the SEC Tournament in Nashville to spend time with University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari and his team, to find out what fuels his quest to lead Kentucky to a perfect season. Click here for the long-form piece on NBC SportsWorld.
Dustin Long profiles NASCAR’s rising star Chase Elliott, who became the first rookie to win a NASCAR national series championship with his 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship win. Click here for the long-form piece on NBC SportsWorld.
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