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  • Nate Silver Is Leaving The New York Times For ESPN

    Nate Silver Is Leaving The New York Times For ESPN

    Nate Silver, the statistician who rose to national prominence for his scarily accurate predictions of the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections, is leaving The New York Times for ESPN. Silver will take the Five Thirty Eight brand with him to the sports giant, according to The Times’ Brian Stelter . Read More

  • Ooyala Adds Twitter Integration, Signs Up ESPN As First Client To Embed Videos In Tweets

    Ooyala Adds Twitter Integration, Signs Up ESPN As First Client To Embed Videos In Tweets

    Video distribution platform Ooyala wants to make videos available wherever users may be. That means enabling its customers to distribute their content onto all sorts of mobile phones and tablets and connected TVs and crap like that. But it also means distributing video directly into platforms like Twitter. Read More

  • Ahead Of Bowl Season, ESPN Teams Up With Twitter To Provide College Football Video Highlights In Stream

    Ahead Of Bowl Season, ESPN Teams Up With Twitter To Provide College Football Video Highlights In Stream

    As second, third and fourth screens become increasingly popular among sports fans, Twitter has been among those platforms to see a significant increase in sports-related chatter. Social media and Twitter in particular have become popular destinations for fans looking to share their thoughts and engage in conversation during the action. For the holidays this year, Twitter and ESPN have teamed up… Read More

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

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

    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 $200. More recently, Yahoo and NBC forged a digital sports partnership in the hopes… Read More

  • WatchESPN Finally Comes To Xbox

    WatchESPN Finally Comes To Xbox

    Today, ESPN announced that it is bringing live programming from its major properties — ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Goal Line — to the Xbox with the official launch of WatchESPN. WatchESPN has been an important part of the sports media behemoth’s cross-platform aspirations, representing a single resource where fans can go to get live ESPN programming on their computers… Read More

  • ESPN Goes Realtime, Turns Its Content Firehose Into A Streaming Reader

    ESPN Goes Realtime, Turns Its Content Firehose Into A Streaming Reader

    Oh, it’s on. Over the last year or so, ESPN has been experimenting with better ways to present and distribute its content on the Web and on mobile. Essentially, they realized (or at least I hope they did) that their user experience on their digital properties wasn’t great and that others were sneaking up on and passing them — their dominance in TV notwithstanding. Yesterday… Read More

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

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

    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 us try to support startups or smaller app developers when it comes… Read More

  • ESPN Starts Opening The Doors To Its Data With Developer Center, First API Program

    ESPN Starts Opening The Doors To Its Data With Developer Center, First API Program

    Geeks and sports together? It’s a beautiful thing. Well, at least that’s what ESPN is hoping with the announcement of its brand, spanking new Developer Center, which marks the first time that it will open its doors to third-party developers and provide access to its enormous array of editorial content, stats, and other data. As Y Combinator Founder Paul Graham tweeted recently… Read More

  • Ooyala Now Powering ESPN’s Billion-Plus Video Streams

    Ooyala Now Powering ESPN’s Billion-Plus Video Streams

    Today, Mountain View-based Ooyala, the fast-growing online video services provider, is announcing that it has landed a big content partner: The so-called “worldwide leader in sports”, ESPN. Those avid sports fans among us may have noticed some changes in the look and speed of videos on ESPN.com. Over the last few weeks, Ooyala has begun integrating its video technology into… Read More

  • On The Verge Of 5 Million Users, Pulse Scores The First ESPN Deal

    On The Verge Of 5 Million Users, Pulse Scores The First ESPN Deal

    In many ways, tablet-focused readers like Pulse, Flipboard, and now Editions, are the next phase of RSS readers. But they’re RSS readers that the masses will actually use because they’re actually user-friendly and oriented around experience and visuals. But because they’re so tailored for user experience, they often need partnerships beyond a simple RSS feed to bring in… Read More

  • ESPN: Contracts Prevent Us From Being On Time Warner iPad App

    Time Warner Cable received rare praise these past few weeks with the launch of its iPad app. Not familiar with it? It lets Time Warner Cable subscribers view 32 different TV networks on their iPad provided they’re connected to their home (read: Time Warner-provided) Wi-Fi network. (You can’t watch these channels while at the park and connected to 3G, in other words.) As you… Read More

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