NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”
August 21, 2017 – Vol. 107
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.
Rotoworld Gives NFL Fantasy Draft Guide Users the Chance to Compete Against the Experts
Rotoworld Draft Guide users are used to coming out on top on draft day and beyond, blowing out their friends on a weekly basis. Now, Rotoworld is giving a select number of Draft Guide users the chance to compete against its experts.
This Wednesday, August 23, at 8 p.m. ET, Rotoworld will hold its first-ever Beat The Experts Mock Draft streamed live on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and via Facebook Live on the Rotoworld Facebook Page. “Mr. Matchups” Evan Silva, “Statistical Guru” Rich Hribar, “Rankings Expert” Patrick Daugherty as well as “Podcast Pooh Bah” Josh Norris will broadcast live from the NBC Sports studios while they draft against eight Draft Guide users. Once the Mock Draft is completed, another of the Rotoworld writers will grade the mock draft in a column that will be featured on Rotoworld.com.
GolfNow Creates App for Samsung Users
GolfNow introduced a new app last week, “GolfNow for Samsung,” as part of the “Made for Samsung” program. The app offers all same great features as the Android and iOS versions, but with a unique customer service line for Samsung customers and additional discounts. This new version of the GolfNow app currently is being promoted to more than 3 million Samsung customers looking for exclusive golfing experiences.
NBC Sports Digital Shorts Introduces new Series – On the Road
NBC Sports Digital Shorts, NBC Sports Digital’s short-form original digital content unit, debuted a new series last week titled On the Road. The series takes fans behind-the-scenes of a diverse collection of sports movements, with the first episode embedding the On the Road team at The Blind Pig, a bar in New York City, which has become home to local fans of Premier League club Arsenal. Click here to view the episode, which features the stories behind these fans’ love for the Gooners and why they trek to the bar at 7 a.m. to watch their team with fellow fans.
In addition, fans can catch episode two of NBC Sports Digital Shorts’ The Pits, a mockumentary-style series that spoofs the life of a NASCAR pit crew, with each episode incorporating different menu offerings from SONIC, America’s Drive-In®, the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain. Click here for the second episode.
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