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1 Sports on the Internet Playing, Viewing, and Keeping Score 11/22/20131

2 Major League Sports Sites (US),,, –Watch games live online Subscription fee required Subject to local blackout rules (can be extremely restrictive in certain areas) –News, features, fantasy, shop –Mobile apps –Tie-ins to TV packages MLB All Access, NFL Red Zone, etc.MLB All AccessNFL Red Zone 11/22/20132

3 Other Sports Leagues and Promotions Soccer (International Official Site)Soccer –World Cup Soccer –Jump point to national leagues – (USA Soccer) –Barclays Premier League (England)Barclays Premier League Live matches on TV or via text updates Rugby –Rugby Union (Official Site)Rugby Union –Rugby League (Official Site)Rugby League 11/22/20133

4 Other Leagues and Promotions Cricket – – Tennis (International Official Site)Tennis –Organization, rules, information –Tennis ChannelTennis Channel Live online for FIOS subscribers Snooker –Live video by subscriptionsubscription Darts –Premiere League DartsPremiere League Darts –Live video by subscriptionsubscription 11/22/20134

5 Other Leagues and Promotions Red Bull Series (Extreme Sports)Red Bull Series –Includes links to live video Bicycling (International Official Site)Bicycling –News, information, teams USA Cycling (official site)USA Cycling –Rider information at Cycling News, Cycling Archives (both independent)Cycling News Archives –Live race video links at Cycling Fans (independent)Cycling Fans –ASO (promoter) race information at the Tour de France websiteTour de France –Cycling TV (subscription required)Cycling TV 11/22/20135

6 Other Leagues and Promotions Poker –World Series of PokerWorld Series of Poker –World Poker TourWorld Poker Tour –Heartland Poker TourHeartland Poker Tour 11/22/20136

7 Places to View Live Sports Online Major League Sports Sites –Require paid subscription –In the US, subject to blackouts Sky Sports (requires subscription)Sky Sports TV streaming through aggregator sites – –http://www.sports-livez.net –http://www.sportlemon.tv Event-specific sites and apps –Tour Tracker (example)example 11/22/20137

8 TV/Online Partnerships Available only through TV-provider subscriptions (cable, satellite, FIOS) –WCSN (World Championship Sports Network) Has been subsumed by Universal Sports Network (an NBC property)Universal Sports Network –CSTV (College Sports Television) Has been subsumed by CBS Sports NetworkCBS Sports Network –ESPN3ESPN3 –Yahoo SportsYahoo Sports Links through to NBC Sports NetworkNBC Sports Network 11/22/20138

9 International Online Streaming RAI Sport (Italy)RAI Sport Sky Sports Geo-restricted sites (no video in the US): –NOS (Netherlands)NOS –Sporza,, RTBF (Belgium)SporzaSport.beRTBF –SBS (Australia)SBS –RTL (Luxembourg)RTL –France 2 (France)France 2 11/22/20139

10 Aggregator International Sports Sites All sports, live, from around the world No geo-restriction issues Real issues include: –Hard-to-dismiss ads, pop-ups, malware –Buffering issues –Connection issues (content owners block access, sites jump IP addresses) 11/22/201310

11 Online Competition Poker –Poker StarsPoker Stars –Poker VTPoker VT –Club WPTClub WPT Sports-and-Exercise Communities –Map My FitnessMap My Fitness –StravaStrava –Run KeeperRun Keeper –LivestrongLivestrong 11/22/201311

12 Mobile Apps (Pro Sports) Cycling Feeds (Android)Cycling Feeds –News, links to streaming text and video Tour Tracker (multiple apps) –Cycling News, Tour of Alberta, USA Pro Cycling Challenge, etc.Cycling NewsTour of AlbertaUSA Pro Cycling Challenge Tour de France All Access (iOS and Android)iOS Android Eurosport (iOS and Android)iOSAndroid 11/22/201312

13 Mobile Video Apps Xfinity to Go (iOS and Android)iOSAndroid Ustream (Web, iOS, and Android)iOSAndroid SPB TV (iOS and Android)iOSAndroid 11/22/201313

14 Mobile Sports and Exercise Apps Map My Fitness (Android, iOS)AndroidiOS –Tracks and logs activity using built-in GPS Runtastic (iOS)iOS My Fitness Companion (Android)Android Livestrong (Web, iOS, and Android)WebiOSAndroid 11/22/201314

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