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After 28.5M iOS Downloads, ESPN Launches A Faster, All-New ScoreCenter For iPad

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Google’s report today shows just how integral the multiscreen experience has become in the consumption of digital content. For content of the athletic variety, it seems even more substantial. I struggle to watch baseball games without obsessively checking stats, figures on my tablet or tweeting from my phone. Many of...
After 28.5M iOS Downloads, ESPN Launches A Faster, All-New ScoreCenter For iPad
Research: Olympics online viewing may be low

Perform's online sports roll-up continues with Sportal acquisition

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After raising money through its stock market floatation, online sports broadcaster Perform Group remains intent on building through acquisition. It is buying German sports portal operator Sportal, as part of its ongoing effort to build out its global audience. Perform already bought Spox.com and Mediasports in Germany last year. Sportal.de claims...
Perform's online sports roll-up continues with Sportal acquisition

Poll: Which screens will you use for the 2012 Olympics: TV, PC, mobile?

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With the 2012 Olympic Games officially kicking off London on Friday, there are more ways than ever to watch the coverage. Here’s our list of mobile and online viewing options in the U.S. and I know that the BBC is offering the Olympics online as well. While traditional television viewing is...
Poll: Which screens will you use for the 2012 Olympics: TV, PC, mobile?

Olympics streaming forecast: TV will rule, mobile outlook cloudy

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As the 2012 Summer Olympics draws near, so, too, the volume increases of press releases issued by companies hoping to ride the promotion wave. A prominent email category in our inboxes has been research forecasts of consumers’ Olympic digital viewing. Sifting them boils down to this conclusion – traditional TV...
Olympics streaming forecast: TV will rule, mobile outlook cloudy

It's official: Time Warner acquires Bleacher Report

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Popular sports site Bleacher Report and media giant Time Warner ended months of speculation by finally tying the knot in a deal reportedly worth $175 million. Rumors of the purchase began to leak months ago but only became official after the Federal Trade Commission approved it on August 3rd according...
It's official: Time Warner acquires Bleacher Report
Betting big on live sports data, Perform lays €120 million on RunningBall

Media Strike Aims to be the Glam Media of Sports

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Sports-focused ad network Media Strike‘s closest competitors have all been acquired by media conglomerates. CEO and co-founder Chris Huse has seen a few offers himself, but is just getting started. The bootstrapped company launched in February to serve ads on sports-focused content sites and already it’s profitable. The company has...
Media Strike Aims to be the Glam Media of Sports
Urban Airship prepares for its Super Bowl moment

Young women are (still) the best internet bait and 5 other lessons from ESPN blogger scandal

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Sports media was in a lather this week over Sarah Phillips, a 22-year-old ESPN writer who blogged, tweeted and scammed her way to online infamy. The episode offers some intriguing lessons about digital journalism and social media. We offer some observations below, but first here is a quick recap of...
Young women are (still) the best internet bait and 5 other lessons from ESPN blogger scandal

Local Content Consolidation: Advance Publications' Bizjournals Division Buys Streetwise Media Sites

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Some consolidation afoot in the world of local online publishing: American City Business Journals, the Advance Publications-owned publishers of the Bizjournals network of local business sites, has bought Streetwise Media, which runs two websites based on crowdsourced local news, Bostinno in Boston and In the Capital in Washington, DC. Financial terms of...
Local Content Consolidation: Advance Publications' Bizjournals Division Buys Streetwise Media Sites

Bleacher Report pays writers, grooms media stars

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More and more, Bleacher Report is looking less like a geeky fan site and more like a sports media empire. The site’s growth was fueled by fans contributing absurdly specific slide shows like “Five Reasons CC Sabathia should eat fewer pork chops on game day”. Lately, though, Bleacher Report has...
Bleacher Report pays writers, grooms media stars
MarketWatch founder Larry Kramer is the new publisher of USA Today
WatchESPN Finally Comes To Xbox
Iterations: How ESPN Thinks About The Future Of Its Product And Technologies

A Sports Aggregator Finds a Home: Gannett Buys Quickish

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The folks at Gannett, the newspaper publisher best known as the people who bring you USA Today, also want to be known for online sports. Here’s another move in that direction: The company’s USA Today Sports Media Group has acquired Quickish, a one-man sports aggregator run by Dan Shanoff. This...
A Sports Aggregator Finds a Home: Gannett Buys Quickish

Why This Guy Quit His Sports Radio Dream Job... To Write Software

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Sometimes, life throws you a curveball. Jon Rish was living, breathing and sleeping his dream job as a sports announcer calling Red Sox games for a Boston radio station. Then, after several months spent working without a contract, he suddenly faced a 30 percent pay cut. So he stepped to...
Why This Guy Quit His Sports Radio Dream Job... To Write Software

Startup tries new approach to dating: Let your avatars get to know each other first

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Anomo is a new Seattle mobile startup that’s looking to solve an age-old dilemma: How do you find that special someone? The company, which recently landed a $255,000 seed round from Kiss.com founder Lee Zehrer; Pirq CEO James Sun and Microsoft vice president Amit Mital, has a unique approach to...
Startup tries new approach to dating: Let your avatars get to know each other first

OnSports Raises $2M Led By Floodgate To Be The Mobile Watercooler For Sports Fanatics

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In both sports and the tech industry, you win some and you lose some. Even though OnSports chief executive Aaron Krane got a nasty black eye this week in a pick-up basketball game, his company just closed a $2 million round led by Mike Maples’ Floodgate fund. The company, also...
OnSports Raises $2M Led By Floodgate To Be The Mobile Watercooler For Sports Fanatics

Go Team! A Night at the New York Sports Tech Meetup with Gate F

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Mr. Yevoli Last Thursday, Betabeat joined a crowd of about 40 entrepreneurs at the New York Sports Tech Meetup. The group had gathered at the New York Times building in Midtown where the view from Goodwin Proctor’s office on the 26th floor offered a glimpse of Ellis Island as the...
Go Team! A Night at the New York Sports Tech Meetup with Gate F
YouCommentate aims to democratize sports commentary -- and maybe the news

Digital Sports Report: Perform Overtakes ESPN In Online Video Viewership, Reaching 24.5M Uniques In November

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Sports is in the process of becoming the next big market to be transformed by the digital revolution, as fans are increasingly turning to mobile devices and second, third and fourth screens to consume sports content. In August, Turner bought sports blogging and content platform Bleacher Report for an estimated...
Digital Sports Report: Perform Overtakes ESPN In Online Video Viewership, Reaching 24.5M Uniques In November

Bleacher Report Doubles Down On Personalized Content, Brings Team Stream To The Web

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It’s been fun to watch Bleacher Report grow from some random publishing site for amateur sports writers to a full-blown digital sports network backed by $40+ million in venture capital. Today, with 25 million unique visitors per month, Bleacher Report has become the fourth largest sports media property on the...
Bleacher Report Doubles Down On Personalized Content, Brings Team Stream To The Web
The Indianapolis 500: a remarkable test-case in the future of transmedia programming
Wedge Buster Gets $2.2 Million in Superstar Athlete Backing to Offer Sports Gaming Crack to Young Males

ESPN Is Taking Over The Sports Media World (DIS)

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ESPN Is Taking Over The Sports Media World (DIS)

Tremor Co-founder Grabs $4.3M For Connected Sports Ventures To Bring Sports To Life Through The Second Screen

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Two years ago, Jason Glickman stepped down as the CEO and executive chairman of Tremor Media, a company he co-founded back in 2005 and helped grow into one of the largest video ad networks on the Web. After Tremor Media merged with ScanScout at the end of 2010, Glickman stepped...
Tremor Co-founder Grabs $4.3M For Connected Sports Ventures To Bring Sports To Life Through The Second Screen
Old media buys new media in Gannett/Blinq $40-90M deal

Predictive Game Studio PrePlay Raises $3.1M Series A From Gary Vaynerchuck And Others

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PrePlay, a New York-based predictive sports game startup, has raised $3.1 million in Series A funding. The company says it will use the funding to expand its staff and develop new apps for baseball and “other entertainment related content.” The funding round was led by social media entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk,...
Predictive Game Studio PrePlay Raises $3.1M Series A From Gary Vaynerchuck And Others

Automated Sports Reporters Coming This Summer

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Make room on the bleachers, the robot reporter wants to sit down and watch the game. Sports statistics company StatSheet says it will have technology ready this Summer to turn statistics for hundreds of small college basketball games into richly reported blow-by-blow coverage of how the contests unfold. People have...
Automated Sports Reporters Coming This Summer
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