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BYTES: ROTOWORLD WINS FANTASY SPORTS TRADE ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR BEST NEWS AND ANALYSIS SITE

NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”

January 22, 2016 – Vol. 82

NBC Sports Digital “Bytes” is a collection of highlights, information and metrics for NBC Sports Digital properties. Previous editions can be found on NBCSportsGroupPressbox.com.

Rotoworld Wins Fantasy Sports Trade Association Award For Best News and Analysis Site

Rotoworld, the internet’s highest-trafficked fantasy sports information site and the industry leader in fantasy sports information, took home the 2015 Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) award for Best News and Analysis Site at the FSTA’s winter conference this week in Las Vegas, Nev. This marks the third consecutive year and fourth time in five years that Rotoworld has won the award.

Yahoo Sports-NBC Sports Network Ranks No. 1 in Engagement For December Among All Sports Digital Sites

Boosted by Sunday Night Football, the NHL, and the Premier League, the Yahoo Sports – NBC Sports Network alliance ranked No. 1 among all sports digital sites in December in engagement, delivering 103.2 average minutes spent on its sites per visitor. In addition, the Yahoo Sports-NBC Sports Network ranked third in unique users in December, delivering 59.5 million uniques.

CSNNE Broadcasts Halftime Live Show via Facebook Live

CSNNE.com continues to find new avenues to engage with fans. Last week for the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs (Pats vs. Chiefs), CSNNE’s Halftime Live show was streamed via the Facebook Live platform first time ever. The segment was viewed by 5,000 fans, and reached 165,000 fans. CSNNE also continues to push podcasts as a means of engaging with fans. “The Baseball Show” podcast posted yesterday with CSNNE.com Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam -- which included a special call-in from Red Sox Manager John Farrell -- set a CSNNE.com site record as the site’s most played podcast ever with 15,700 plays.

CSNNW.com’s Jason Quick Wins 2015 Oregon Sports Writer of the Year Award

CSNNW.com Trail Blazer Insider Jason Quick recently took home the 2015 Oregon Sports Writer of the Year Award, his third time winning the award. Quick previously covered the Trail Blazers for The Oregonian before joining CSNNW in October 2015. Additionally, Dan Sheldon, host for CSNNW, won the Oregon Sportscaster of the Year Award for 2015.

ICYMI on NBC SportsWorld, NBC Sports Digital’s Long-Form Website

The Cleveland Cavaliers have the talent to compete with the best of the West, but they didn’t look like it in a recent loss to the Warriors. The key, as Joe Posnanski writes, might be in enigmatic forward Kevin Love.

In the NFL Playoffs, one inch can be the difference between winning and losing. But what about one rotation of a coin? Joe Posnanski explores the yin, the yang, and the propriety of the overtime Green Bay-Arizona Divisional Playoff coin flip in this piece on NBC SportsWorld.

Halftime is usually the domain of magicians, acrobats and monkeys riding dogs – and, really, who doesn’t love monkeys riding dogs? But Joe Posnanski tells the story of one team reaching for something with a little more value.
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