NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”
August 6, 2015 – Vol. 63
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.
NBC Sports Teams with UberEATS to Celebrate New Premier League Season
NBC Sports has teamed up with UberEATS, Uber’s mobile, on-demand food delivery service, to celebrate kick off of the 2015-16 Premier League season this Saturday, August 8, on the networks of NBCUniversal. Beginning at 7:45 a.m. ET on Saturday, football fanatics in New York City can order a free and authentic English breakfast directly to their doors via the Uber app.
The traditional English breakfast consists of eggs, sausages, loin bacon, black pudding, portobello mushroom, baked beans, roasted tomato, and fried bread. This is the second year that NBC Sports and Uber have partnered to celebrate the Premier League, as they teamed up last year to send branded mini-countrymens around the city.
“We’re always thinking of fun ways to reach and reward Premier League fans, and we wanted to build off our successful partnership with Uber last year,” said Bill Bergofin, SVP Marketing, NBC Sports Group. “From baked beans to black pudding, we’re excited to get fans fueled up for their morning fix of Premier League football with UberEATS.”
Saturday will be the first time ever that UberEATS has offered both breakfast and weekend service in the New York City area, perfect for fans up bright and early to watch their favorite teams take the pitch. Authentic English breakfasts will be delivered from The Peacock – a restaurant offering traditional British fare – on a first-come, first-serve basis. The service will be available in Manhattan from 14th – 59th Streets, beginning at 7:45 a.m. ET until all meals are claimed.
NBC Sports Group will once again make all 380 games from the Premier League available in the United States streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra, on the networks of NBCUniversal, and on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package. NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2015-16 Premier League season begins Saturday at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Manchester United v. Tottenham. Click here for a full schedule of this week’s programming.
Rotoworld.com Posts Best July Ever & NASCAR Talk Sets All-Time Record
Rotoworld.com posted its best July ever with 3.9 million unique users, up 7% over July 2014. In addition, Rotoworld’s Fantasy News App delivered 138,000 unique users (up 19%), 7.9 million visits (up 39%), and 21.5 million page views (up 42%) in July.
With the start of NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR coverage, NASCAR Talk on NBCSports.com posted its best month ever in July, with 3.5 million page views.
GolfAdvisor.com Posts Record Growth in July
GolfAdvisor.com, Golf Channel’s source for online reviews of more than 10,000 golf courses around the world, continues to gain traction among golfers and score several milestones for the young website. The number of unique visitors in July represented the fifth consecutive best month ever for GolfAdvisor.com and more than 80 percent growth since March. The site in July also recorded its best month ever for page views, representing a 33% increase over the previous high mark set in April 2015. Featuring reviews by golfers, for golfers, GolfAdvisor.com has posted more than 400,000 reviews.
CSN New England: Top 50 Patriots
Comcast SportsNet New England celebrates the return of the Super Bowl Champion Patriots with original digital content. CSNNE.com debuted a new feature “Curran’s Top 50 Patriots”, where Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran ranked the top 50 Patriots players of the Bill Belichick era. The feature posted over 1.5 million page views and was featured heavily in on-air and social media promotion.
Curran’s top five picks include:
- Tom Brady
- Vince Wilfork
- Tedy Bruschi
- Troy Brown
- Matt Light
ICYMI on NBC SportsWorld, NBC Sports Digital’s Long-Form Website
NBC Sports World’s Joe Posnanski spent time with Norwich City players and manager Alex Neil at Carrow Road to discuss their position as an underdog in the Premier League this season. Click here for the long form story on NBC SportsWorld.
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