Sports

  • Yahoo Renews Its Partnership With NBC Sports

    Yahoo Renews Its Partnership With NBC Sports

    Today, Yahoo announced that one of their crown jewels, its relationship with NBC Sports, has been renewed. In a post, Ian Weingarten, SVP, Corporate Development and Partnerships, said: We’ve renewed our partnership with NBC Sports Group, bringing even more content to Yahoo/NBC Sports viewers, including Premier League highlights, NBC Sports Regional Network team reports, and Golf Channel. Read More

  • SHOWTIME Boxing Steps Into The Virtual Reality Ring

    SHOWTIME Boxing Steps Into The Virtual Reality Ring

    These VR moments are really picking up steam, with sports leading the way. It seems like everyone and their uncle are racing to shoot 360 degree immersive video to show off virtual reality as a viable platform. The latest is SHOWTIME, and they’d like you to watch WBA Middleweight World Champion Daniel Jacobs fight Peter Quillin in VR…for free. Here’s how SHOWTIME sets up… Read More

  • Four Reasons Why Sports Startups Are Scoring Big Crunch Network

    Four Reasons Why Sports Startups Are Scoring Big

    When a professional sports team wins a title, it makes the front page of The New York Times. When Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, controversially may (or may not) have deflated some footballs during a crucial game against the Indianapolis Colts, it was reported by every news media and became a trending topic on Twitter. Sports are a major part of our culture, and its… Read More

  • Fancred Video Lets Every Sports Fan Be A Live Commentator

    Fancred Video Lets Every Sports Fan Be A Live Commentator

    Fancred, the social network for sports fans wants to move beyond pure social into media. Today it announced an update that lets fans post-Periscope style videos from the stadium or their couches. To this point, Fancred has been a social platform designed specifically for sports fans to talk about their favorite teams and share content like pictures from the sporting events or fan gatherings. Read More

  • CBS To Live Stream Select Regular Season NFL Games, Including For The First Time, The Thanksgiving Day Game

    CBS To Live Stream Select Regular Season NFL Games, Including For The First Time, The Thanksgiving Day Game

    Catering to a TV-viewing audience that increasingly watches on a variety of connected devices, including mobile phones and tablets, CBS has announced plans to live-stream coverage of two regular-season NFL games for the first time. In addition, the network will also live-stream four playoff games and Super Bowl 50 from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The streaming coverage… Read More

  • The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service

    The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service

    It’s been a good week for cord-cutting sports fans. Word has it that CBS will live stream the Super Bowl commercials for the first time. Disney is considering its options for making ESPN a standalone service (well…maybe five years from now.) And now, golf fans are getting a digital subscription service of their own, with the debut of the PGA TOUR LIVE’s new online and… Read More

  • NFL Teases A New Subscription Service For On-Demand Games, Will Support Apple TV

    NFL Teases A New Subscription Service For On-Demand Games, Will Support Apple TV

    The NFL is preparing to launch a new version of its Games Pass service, which will now include the ability to watch games on a wider selection of devices, including the Apple TV. According to information posted on the NFL website, the new Game Pass service will also replace Game Rewind, a paid service that previously offered all 256 NFL regular season games on-demand, after they air on television. Read More

  • Fans Can Create Albums For Favorite Teams In Fancred Update

    Fans Can Create Albums For Favorite Teams In Fancred Update

    Fancred, the social networking app for sports fans, released an update today that enables fans to set up detailed profile pages with an album for each team they support. Fancred will even pull related team material fans have posted on community and team pages into appropriate team albums automatically. Fancred aspires to be the LinkedIn of sports, but instead of tracking professional… Read More

  • RosterBot Launches Mobile Apps To Organize Little League And Pickup Games

    RosterBot Launches Mobile Apps To Organize Little League And Pickup Games

    Nearly six years after its debut in TechCrunch, and five months after raising $1 million in seed funding, the online organizational tool for little league and pickup games, RosterBot has launched a mobile app for iOS and Android. The company’s founders Ian Bell and Bret Hedican met in a pick-up hockey league and developed the service as an online tool to organize pick-up hockey games… Read More