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BYTES: NBC SPORTS DIGITAL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH WORKINSPORTS.COM

NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”

April 7, 2015 – Vol. 53

NBC Sports Digital Announces Partnership with WorkInSports.com

NBC Sports Digital has partnered with WorkInSports.com, widely recognized as the number one source for jobs in the sports industry, on a co-branded sports careers page offering resources for anyone seeking jobs in the exciting and growing sports industry, both groups announced today.

“This is a game-changer for us,” said WorkInSports.com President/CEO John Mellor. “We have worked extremely hard over the last 15 years to reach an industry-leading position and develop an impeccable reputation for customer service and quality. Partnering with NBC Sports Digital’s brand will take us to even greater heights.”

“We are happy to partner with Work in Sports given their long track record of being an industry leader,” said NBC Sports’ Senior Manager of Digital Business Operations, Mark Ruzomberka. “We are advocates of their goal of connecting candidates with employers, and trust our users will find them a valuable resource.”

The career site, which will be accessible through NBC Sports’ myriad of digital platforms, will offer job openings, career advice columns, information on industry trends and other advantages for anyone who dreams of making a living in sports. Click here for more information.

NBC Sports Digital to Live Stream PBC on NBC Weigh-Ins via Meerkat

For the first time ever, NBC Sports Digital will use Meerkat, a mobile application that allows users to stream live video via Twitter, to live stream the weigh-ins for this weekend’s Premier Boxing Champions on NBC card. On Friday, April 10 the @NBCSports Twitter handle will broadcast undefeated Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs), Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs), middleweight titleholder “Irish” Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs), and undefeated Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) as they weigh-in before their primetime NBC debuts on Saturday, April 11, at 8:30 p.m. ET, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Click here for more information.

ProSoccerTalk’s Joe Prince-Wright Will Cover NBC Sports Group’s Premier League Announce Team in U.K.

ProSoccerTalk.com’s Joe Prince-Wright will cover host Rebecca Lowe, analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe and NBC Sports Group’s UK-based team of Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for their on-site Premier League telecasts this weekend. Prince-Wright will travel with the team to Turf Moor on Saturday for Burnley-Arsenal, Old Trafford on Sunday for the Manchester Derby, and Anfield on Monday for Liverpool-Newcastle, contributing behind-the-scenes content for NBC Sports Soccer’s social media sites. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this weekend.

2015 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship National Finals Garners Impressive Social Media Metrics

Golf Channel’s coverage of the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship National Finals on Sunday kicked off the network’s coverage of Masters Week and sparked significant social media engagement.

The event, which featured 80 junior golfers (ages 7-15) competing at the famed Augusta National Golf Club, garnered more than 5,700 tweets from viewers tuning in and more than 41 million total impressions.

Golf Channel’s wraparound coverage of the Masters continues all week with Golf Central’s Live From the Masters programming originating on-site from Augusta National.

MLB Season Pass and Continued NFL Draft Previews on Rotoworld.com

With the start of the 2015 MLB Season, Rotoworld.com’s MLB Season Pass takes readers from Opening Day to the final game of the regular season, with tools, reports, updated ranking, projections, and much more. The Season Pass is available here for $14.99.

Rotoworld.com’s Josh Norris and Evan Silva continue their team-by-team look at the NFL Draft, including each team’s needs and draft options. A new team will be featured each day Monday through Thursday leading up to the draft, continuing with the AFC and NFC North this week.

CSNPhilly.com Posts Best Month Ever in March

Fueled by the frenzy of head coach Chip Kelly and Philadelphia Eagles news, CSNPhilly.com posted its best month ever in March with 6.3 million unique users, 8.5 million visits and 14 million pageviews. The most-read article of the month, by CSNPhilly.com columnist Reuben Frank, included an interview with head coach Kelly on why the team cut ties with LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin and Nick Foles. Click here for a link to the article.
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