WatchESPN App for IOS Gets Major Update
ESPN announced today that its WatchESPN IOS application for iPhones and iPads has undergone a major upgrade.
In addition to watching live feeds from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU and ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater, the app has new enhancements- including what’s called Live Toolbar, which presents stats, scores and ESPN.com on-demand clips – all while still viewing the streaming video.
“The catalyst for this latest update to the WatchESPN App was content discovery and interactivity. Video is at the very core of what ESPN does best, and the addition of scores, stat and robust highlights and clips complement the fan viewing experience,” said Damon Phillips, Vice President, WatchESPN & ESPN3. “Through constant innovation, we’re able to serve fans not only with what they want right now, but with what we anticipate they’ll want in the future.”
The new app is available today from the IOS App Store.
ESPN FC Sees Significant Growth In its First Year
ESPN FC is celebrating its first anniversary by touting its traffic numbers online.
ESPNFC.com is averaging 5.1 million unique visitors per month, making it the no. 1 soccer-specific site in the U.S.
The anniversary coincides with the debut of ESPN FC on ESPN2 in the U.S., which airs its one-hour editions on Sundays at 12 a.m. ET and 30-minute editions on weekdays at 5:30 p.m.
“Our commitment and dedication to ESPN FC to cover the world’s most popular sport globally and across all screens remains as strong as ever,” said Bimal Kapadia, senior director, ESPN FC. “We look forward to serving fans a unique show and new digital products and services in the coming months leading up to the biggest event in football, the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.”
“The numbers over the past year show how fans have come to know ESPN FC as a trusted source of information for the latest news and coverage from around the world of football,” said James Martin, deputy editor, ESPN FC. “We have made and continue to make a concerted effort to hire a high-caliber group of global contributors to join our already stellar editorial newsroom.”
Rotoworld to Become a Fantasy Football Information Brand on NBC Sports Radio
NBC Sports and Rotoworld, the internet’s highest-trafficked fantasy sports information site, have struck a deal where the website will bring exclusive fantasy football information to listeners of NBC Sports Radio.
“Rotoworld has always been my go-to fantasy source for news and information and I couldn’t be more excited, as a true fantasy fan and player, to welcome this partnership,” said Chris Corcoran, Dial Global’s EVP/GM Sports Programming. “The fantasy space is massive and continues to grow at an enormous pace. Our exclusive programming will help feed this extremely loyal fantasy fan base.”
“This is a natural extension for Rotoworld, as sports radio has long been a popular platform for fantasy sports players,” said Brett Vandermark, Director, Fantasy Content, NBC Sports Digital/Rotoworld. “Combined with the recent launch ofFantasy Football Live – Thursday Night! on NBC Sports Network, this agreement allows fantasy players to access Rotoworld on virtually every platform — audio, television, print, mobile and of course, the web.”
An on-demand specialty shows will be hosted by NBC Sports Radio anchor and Rotoworld contributor Kay Adams, a fantasy sports expert. The twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday) exclusive, 60-minute NFL-related fantasy show begins airing on NBC Sports Radio the week on August 26th. They can be found on the NBC Sports Radio on-demand network, including NBCSportsRadio.com and the mobile app NBCSportsRadio.