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An NFL deal for streaming Sunday games from London? Not gonna happen this year
Sports, OTT
An NFL deal for streaming Sunday games from London? Not gonna happen this year
Apr 12 2016 7:45 PM

Hoping to stream one of the three NFL games being played in London this year? Don’t hold you breath.

The league has decided its experiment with Twitter’s 10-game Thursday Night Football streaming deal is enough excitement for it this year.

DirecTV plans to broadcast 25 MLB games in 4K in 2016 season
Sports, Operators
DirecTV plans to broadcast 25 MLB games in 4K in 2016 season
Apr 12 2016 8:45 AM

Satellite pay-TV provider DirecTV will flex its 4K muscle this year, televising more than two dozen

Major League Baseball games in 4K/UHD.

The AT&T property said it would start with Friday’s intrastate game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. 

Yahoo game-a-day MLB deal a nod to future sports streaming growth
Sports, Content Deals, Live Streaming
Yahoo game-a-day MLB deal a nod to future sports streaming growth
Apr 06 2016 7:00 AM

Yahoo will stream one Major League Baseball game a day on its Yahoo Sports main page – 180 games in all -- giving baseball fans one more way to watch… for free.

The season-long deal follows Yahoo’s initial experiment with MLB last season, when it offered some free games during the 2015 season.

Sling TV sees record viewership for Villanova’s win of NC
Live Streaming, Sports, Pay TV
Sling TV sees record viewership for Villanova’s win over NC
Apr 05 2016 8:15 AM

Villanova may have scored a victory for the ages last night (sorry North Carolina) with its final-second buzzer beater in the NCAA Men’s Basketball championship game, but Sling TV scored a coup of its own, saying viewership on the streaming service increase 1,140% from the tip off of the first game to ‘Nova’s celebratory net cutting at the end of the game.

Sling TV representatives said it saw a “record-numbers of basketball fans flock to Sling TV.”

Twitter tosses bomb, connects to stream NFL Thursday Night Football
Content Deals, Live Streaming, Sports
Twitter tosses bomb, connects to stream NFL Thursday Night Football
Apr 05 2016 6:00 AM

Just days after Facebook dropped out of the game to stream NFL Thursday Night Football, published reports say Twitter has scored a deal that will give it rights to the content that has been in the sights of several major players, including Yahoo, Verizon and Amazon.

Canadian pay-TV offers 1st mainstream sports channel over-the-top
Pay TV, Sports, Live Streaming
Canadian pay-TV offers 1st mainstream sports channel over-the-top
Apr 04 2016 7:30 AM

Canadian pay-TV operator Rogers Communications is offering its Sportsnet NOW over-the-top offering to consumers across Canada, outside the subscriber-only footprint the sportscaster has been operating and making it the first mainstream sports channel in the North American market to be available as a direct-to-consumer play.

How to stream the 2016 Masters without pay TV… for free
Sports, Live Streaming
Here's how to stream the 2016 Masters without pay TV… for free
Mar 31 2016 8:00 AM

The Masters, the real kickoff to the golf season, is only a week away and it’s time to start strategizing how you’re going to maximize your viewing time despite some of those pesky obstacles that get in the way, like work, your own golf game, family and that annoying $170 pay-TV bill you don’t want to pay.

One word: Streaming.

Turnaround jump! Sling TV’s March Madness streaming scores this year
Sports, Pay TV, OTT
Turnaround, jump! Sling TV’s March Madness streaming scores this year
Mar 23 2016 8:15 AM

A year ago, the big stories coming out of March Madness for Sling TV, Dish Network’s OTT play, were about its failure to handle increased viewership during the tournament’s semi-final games. Streams were, in a word, crap, with stuttering and choppiness that made them painful to watch.

Sling TV’s Twitter account carried this mea culpa:

ESPN’s Skipper: We're weighing streaming options; but standalone OTT not an option – yet
Cloud TV, Sports, Pay TV
ESPN’s Skipper: We're weighing streaming options; but standalone OTT not an option – yet
Feb 18 2016 7:00 AM

It might be a little early to hold your breath for this one, but ESPN is considering its streaming options. John Skipper, chief of the sports network, confirmed published reports that it’s exploring deals with Amazon and Apple, among others, but said ESPN won't be offered as a standalone product.

CBS claims new record for streaming of Super Bowl 50
Sports, Live Streaming, Mobile, OTT
CBS claims new record for streaming of Super Bowl 50
Feb 08 2016 6:30 AM

CBS isn’t saying just how many people streamed the Denver Broncos win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, but claim the sportstacular saw a record audience watch the game via the Internet.

What’s a record?

NFL adds NBC to ‘Thursday Night Football,’ will stream 10 games direct to consumers
Content Deals, Sports, Live Streaming
NFL adds NBC to ‘Thursday Night Football,’ will stream 10 games direct to consumers
Feb 02 2016 5:15 AM

CBS and NBC will each televise five Thursday Night Football games in 2016 and pay a lot more for the privilege. What entity will get the rights to stream 10 of the Thursday night games has yet to be announced, but is expected to come soon as the NFL said it’s in the middle of “active discussions with potential digital partners.”

Verizon adding more punch to go90 mobile service with Fight Sports deal
Mobile, Content Deals, Sports
Verizon adding more punch to go90 mobile service with Fight Sports content deal
Feb 01 2016 10:30 AM

Verizon has cut a deal with Sony to get content for its go90 mobile video service, reportedly is in the midst of negotiations for content from Hearst, and now has announced it’s bringing live and on-demand championship boxing, kickboxing, martial arts, mixed martial arts, news, reality, documentary and original fight-related content.

The telco and media company CSI Sports, which owns Fight Sports, announced the deal today.

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