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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
BYTES: PROFOOTBALLTALK ON NBCSPORTS.COM & ROTOWORLD.COM TO FEATURE AROUND-THE-CLOCK NFL FREE AGENCY CONTENT
NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”
March 4, 2015 – Vol. 48
ProFootballTalk on NBCSports.com & Rotoworld.com to Feature Around-The-Clock NFL Free Agency Content
Ahead of NFL free agency on March 10, the “Free Agent Hot 100” and lists of AFC and NFC potential free agents are now available on ProFootballTalk.com. The PFT “Rumor Mill” will provide all the latest news on free agent signings and examine free-agent needs for each team.
Once free agency begins, ProFootballTalk.com will continuously provide in-depth content, including how each signing impacts the team the player joined and left. ProFootballTalk.com will stay updated around the clock with the latest free agency news and transactions.
Rotoworld.com’s coverage includes a “Free Agency Tracker,” the latest cut candidates for each division, and a look at player prospects leading into March 10, including Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray. Following the free agency period, Rotoworld.com will feature a “Winners and Losers” column, outlining the best and worst transactions.
A special 90-minute NFL free agency edition of Pro Football Talk will air Tuesday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Co-hosts Mike Florio and Paul Burmeister, and analysts Jason Taylor and Ross Tucker will be joined by a variety of insiders and players, reacting to the free-agent signings.
Rotoworld.com Posts Best February Ever; Rotoworld 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide Available Now
Rotoworld.com posted its best February ever with 4.1 million unique users (up 25.5% over Feb. 2014), 74.7 million page views (up 17.3%), and 16.5 million visits (up 15.3%). In addition, Rotoworld.com posted all-time single-month highs for its Golf and NASCAR sections.
As previously announced, the Rotoworld 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide, the industry-leading source for fantasy baseball news and information, is available now at Rotoworld.com. From Single-A prospects to MLB All Stars, the Rotoworld 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide features player and team profiles, updated team depth charts, analysis, rankings and customizable projections for more than 1000 players. In addition, the online guide features articles on prospects, offseason moves, sleeper picks and position tiers.
Rotoworld 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide packages begin at $19.99. Click here for more information.
“Why They Fight, Why We Watch” – Joe Posnanski Examines Boxing Through The Years on NBC Sportsworld
Joe Posnanski interviewed each fighter featured in Saturday’s primetime bouts, Keith Thurman, Robert Guerrero, Adrien Broner, and John Molina Jr., as well as boxing champions Victor Ortiz, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, and Roberto Duran about where the sport is headed. Click here for a link to the long-form story on NBC SportsWorld.
Talkin’ Twitter with the Warriors
On Tuesday, February 24, Warriors sideline reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) took over the @CSNWarriors account during the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area live broadcast when Golden State faced the Washington Wizards. With the help of pre-game and in-game hits, and on-air tweet from the sidelines, there was a 5% increase in new followers to the @CSNWarriors handle. Check out the recap here.
NBC Sports Live Extra Features Live Paris-Nice 2015 Cycling Coverage
NBC Sports Live Extra presents eight days of live, exclusive Paris-Nice 2015 cycling coverage, beginning with the Prologue in Maurepas this Sunday, Mar. 8 at 9:10 a.m. ET. Live Extra will also stream NBCSN’s telecasts, featuring commentary from play-by-play announcer Steve Schlanger and analyst Bob Roll.
Live coverage and NBCSN telecasts of Paris-Nice 2015 will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
Below is the schedule for NBC Sports Live Extra’s live Paris-Nice 2015 coverage:
|Sun., Mar. 8||9:10 a.m. ET/6:10 a.m. PT||Prologue: Maurepas|
|Mon., Mar. 9||9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT||Stage 1:Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse to Contres|
|Tues., Mar. 10||9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT||Stage 2: ZooParc de Beauval-Saint-Aignan to Saint-Amand-Montrond|
|Wed., Mar. 11||9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT||Stage 3: Saint-Amand-Montrond to Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule|
|Thurs., Mar. 12||9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT||Stage 4: Varennes-sur-Allier to Croix de Chaubouret|
|Fri., Mar. 13||9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT||Stage 5: Saint-Étienne to Rasteau|
|Sat., Mar. 14||10:25 a.m. ET/7:25 a.m. PT||Stage 6: Vence to Nice|
|Sun., Mar. 15||8:35 a.m. ET/5:35 a.m. PT||Stage 7: Nice to Col d’Èze|
The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available at the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s Paris-Nice 2015 coverage.
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