Friday, August 29th, 2014



August 29, 2014 – Vol. 34

Manchester City – Liverpool Match is the Most Streamed PL Match Ever

Played this past Monday afternoon, Manchester City – Liverpool delivered 86,000 uniques and 4.4 million minutes watched, making it the most streamed Premier League match across NBC Sports Live Extra ever. The match surpassed previous records set by Burnley – Chelsea (8/18/14; 60,000 uniques) and Manchester City – Chelsea (2/3/13; 3.5 million minutes).

NBC Sports Digital Surrounds 2014 NFL Season

As recently announced, NBC Sports Digital will surround NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 NFL Season, from Kickoff to Super Bowl XLIX. NBC Sports Digital coverage includes:

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ALL-ACCESS: For the fifth straight season, and with a new look and feel, is providing a destination for fans dedicated to behind-the-scenes and social media driven content of Sunday Night Football. SNF All-Access includes exclusive photos and videos of the Sunday Night Football production team, look-ins on SNF production meetings, Michele Tafoya “Ten With Tafoya” interviews with key NFL players, and conversations with SNF and FNIA talent. In addition to the behind-the-scenes photos & videos, SNF All-Access houses all of the social media conversation surrounding SNF all week long. Fans can access tweets from across the league, Instagram photos and which players and topics are trending all within one experience.

Visit SNF All-Access at:


  • SNF ON FACEBOOK: – At nearly 2.5 million LIKES strong, the Sunday Night Football Facebook page provides stories, photos and videos exclusively behind-the-scenes at SNF every week. The page aggregates all SNF-related content found within the NBC Sports digital network, including, SNF All Access,, and as well as hosts fan focused contests and sweepstakes throughout the season
  • SNF ON TWITTER: – Using tweets, photos, Vines and videos, @SNFonNBC provides unique content with SNF talent, production crew and NFL players. Additionally, Michele Tafoya will provide real-time tweets from the sideline to provide followers with updates all game long.
  • SNF ON INSTAGRAM: Going into its fourth season, Sunday Night Football gives the SNF fan a look at photos through the filters of Instagram. Fans get a look inside the production trucks, the locker rooms, on the field and around each SNF city. Fans will get an exclusive look through Instagram of what life is like on the sideline, as our social media producer captures the best photos of Sunday night and posts in real time.


Fans can digitally follow the Sunday Night Football bus at The site will include an interactive map of where the bus has been, and where it’s traveling next, allowing fans to take a virtual #SNFRoadTrip, beginning at NFL Kickoff on Sept. 4, all the way to the ultimate Sunday night of them all, Super Bowl XLIX #SB49. In addition, fans can also participate in a tweet contest to show their team pride and see who’s leading each week.

For more information on NBC Sports’ NFL digital efforts this season, click here.

Lucas Oil Motocross 2014 Season Finishes with a 74% Increase vs. 2013

The 2014 Lucas Oil Motocross season finished last Saturday with the Utah Motocross. The event’s live stream across NBC Sports Live Extra delivered 40,000 uniques and 2.8 million minutes, an increase of 114% and 294% versus last year, respectively.

Motocross events averaged 35,000 uniques and 2.3 million minutes this season, an increase of 38% and 74% versus last year, respectively, according to Adobe Reports & Analytics. For the season, 128,105 uniques consumed 27,141,005 million minutes of Motocross action, up 38% and 74% vs. last year, respectively.

Around the Web on NBC Sports Digital

ProSoccerTalk takes a look at the fall transfer window and its close this week. PST will have daily roundups for the latest news and rumors, team-by-team transfer needs and the 20 biggest players to buy before the window closes on Monday.

CollegeFootballTalk completes its season preview material with the close of its Top 25 countdown (No. 1 announced today) and a primer for the upcoming college football playoff. Find that content here.

Keith Arnold is wrapping up his comprehensive Notre Dame season previews, including a comprehensive outlook for the season. As the fifth year of the Brian Kelly era begins, how are they calibrating expectations in South Bend and balancing with the return of Everett Golson? Arnold also conducted a Q&A with new NBC Sports’ new Notre Dame Football sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen. Click here for the piece.

The Oregon Ducks are on the hunt for a National Championship, and will be there every step of the way! The site will feature daily multiplatform coverage from Eugene with Insider Aaron Fentress. Highlights include the weekly Pulse Report, a social media wrap up of the weekend tied into our Pulse page , Get to Know Your Ducks, The Roommate Game and everything you need to know about this week’s opponent. Add in a weekly roundtable style blog led by former Oregon Duck and host of Talkin’ Ducks, Jordan Kent plus Ducks Pulse live game day chats and it’s truly seven days a week of Ducks coverage at