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Entries are now open for the 8th Annual Cynopsis Sports Media Awards. This awards program is dedicated to celebrating the work of talented producers, hosts, sponsors and executives alike, and saluting the initiatives that drove audiences and turned sports viewers into fans over the past year. The best and brightest will be gathering on April 25th in NYC to watch as winners are announced, and the best of the best are celebrated in style, so save the date!
SPONSORSHIP & PROMOTION
The LPGA and Aon announced the hole designations and scoring system on the LPGA Tour for the Aon Risk Reward Challenge, a new performance-based program that serves as Aon’s opening chapter of a multi-year partnership with both the LPGA and PGA TOUR. The season-long Aon Risk Reward Challenge will highlight golfers as they tackle challenging holes across both the LPGA and PGA TOUR. The player from each Tour on top of the Aon leaderboard at the end of the regular season will receive a $1 million prize. Each week, Aon will bring golf fans an in-depth look at the tournament challenge hole by providing an overview of the opportunity it presents, insights derived from data and analysis of past performances and recommended strategic approaches to provide an advantage, helping fans understand how players weigh the risk/reward decisions they face as they take on each hole.
Discovery announced the purchase of a 71 per cent controlling stake in Play Sports Group, the firm behind digital cycling media brands Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network.
The Florida Cup club soccer competition between Campeonato Brasileiro Série A pair Flamengo and São Paulo, Dutch Eredivisie club Ajax and German Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt announced a deal with Kin Analytics, who will provide team and player performance advanced analytics reports and updated competition summary during this year’s event, which began in the US Tuesday and runs through to January 13.
DIGITAL AND STREAMING
Verizon and the NBA announced a new digital-first content offering on Yahoo Sports, which will include a new show called “The Bounce” co-produced by Yahoo Sports, the NBA and Turner. The offering expands on a multi-year partnership that will deliver video streaming offerings of NBA content.
Thuuz Sports, using their custom designed algorithms to measure real time global event excitement, determined that the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints were the most exciting teams throughout the regular season, while the Kansas City Chiefs’ record setting game with the Los Angeles Rams was the most exciting regular season game of 2018.
In terms of most exciting teams, the Eagles and Saints were the only teams to have eight games register as “GREAT” on the excitement scale. Kansas City had seven Great Games make the list, while three non-playoff teams – Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Tampa Bay – joined the Rams with six Great Games each. The measurement scores were done on a 0 to 100 scale and take into consideration game pace, team parity, play novelty, momentum shifts, social buzz, and historical context. The algorithms behind the excitement ratings are statistically calibrated to insure the appropriate distribution of ratings across the course of the season.
FloSports announced a partnership with the Ball Sports Group to provide live and on-demand coverage of select SPIRE Institute boys basketball games during the 2019 season, exclusively on FloHoops.com. SPIRE Institute is slated to challenge top competition and powerhouse programs throughout the year, drawing several thousands of fans to games. Ranked recruits fill out the SPIRE Institute roster, including recently enrolled student-athlete, LaMelo Ball, who has returned to high school for his senior year. Another standout player includes Robert Bobroczky, a 7-foot-7-inch Romanian junior center, the tallest high school player in the world.
- Super League Gaming files for an initial public offering
- Madden NFL 19 Classic airs on The CW
- The Australian Open set to host The Fortnite Summer Smash
- Twelve more PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players get bans for cheating
- Riot Games inks deal with Alienware for championship series
- Envy Gaming raises$20 million of external funding
Katie Parsels joins Home Team Sports as an Account Executive. Parsels most recently worked at Group Nine Media, where she developed large-scale partnerships within a wide range of industries including CPG, Finance, Tech and Travel. Jamie Cohen also joins HTS as an Account Executive. Most recently, Jamie was a Sr. Video Account Executive at Google, focused on driving revenue and sponsorship opportunities around YouTube.
THE MAIN EVENT
The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the San Antonio Spurs at 9:30 pm on TNT
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Cynopsis is thrilled to announce the finalists for our 2019 Short Form Video Festival! Winners will be announced at the second annual industry event, taking place on Wednesday, March 6 at the SVA Theatre in NYC. The festival will also feature panels offering best practices in business and advertising in the short form space as well as opportunities to network with creators, buyers, distributors, brands and more.
ON THIS DAY in 1982: Dwight Clark makes “The Catch,” hauling in a last second TD from Joe Montana in the NFC Championship, as the San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys, 28-27
In the Know: As we move toward this weekend’s NFL Divisional Playoffs, what team holds the record for the longest overall winning streak in NFL history? (Email email@example.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: With CES taking place in Las Vegas this week; we ask, who was voted the Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four for the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ only men’s national basketball championship? Answer: Anderson Hunt Kudos to: Terry Lyons, Digital Sport Desk, Jerry Milani, Milani PR, Mike May PHIT America, Ross Bernard, NHL Network, Willy Gibson WTG Sports, Matt Marini NFL/NFL Films, Tom Moore Kalt Productions, Randy Walker, New Chapter Media and Andy Pittman TAMU.
Later — Chris
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