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  • SendtoNews posted an article
    SendtoNews Expands its service to Publishers by hosting dedicated Sports vertical pages see more

     SendtoNews Video Inc. (“STN”) is pleased to announce it has launched SportstoNews.com, a full service sports page hosting service, giving publishers a rich and engaging golf news site, entirely automated, curated and monetized by STN. The page is skinned to reflect the exact look and feel of each publisher’s site and they only need to place the “golf” link on their sports page.  

    “We know while publishers resources are stretched, their audience demands more, specifically more video content,” explained Matthew Watson, CEO of SendtoNews. “SportstoNews.com allows our publishers to offer rich and diverse golf content to its viewers without any cost or resources.”

    SportstoNews.com provides publishers with a dedicated golf vertical site that is customized to their own site’s look and feel and is constantly updated with the latest content from STN’s video library as well as editorial articles.  The page is made available free of charge to the publisher with their domain placed in the URL.  STN monetizes the sites with a share going to the linking publisher.  

    The page currently showcases exclusive video highlights, recaps, interviews and coverage from the PGA Tour, USGA, LPGA, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, European Tour and more. The page also features content direct from GolfWeek, a live scoreboard and the ability to be customized for local tournaments. Sportstonews.com maintains the page entirely on their end, freeing up publisher resources.

    Thrilled with ease of use and breadth of content provided, over 100 publishers have signed on to be inaugural partners and incorporate the SportstoNews platform on their sports pages including the Indianapolis Star and St Louis Post Dispatch.

    About SendtoNews

    SendtoNews is North America’s leading sports video content and advertising platform. The company has created an expanding publisher network that now includes more than 1500 sports news properties across North America  including USA Today, LA Times, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune,  Detroit Free Press, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post Dispatch, The New York Post and more.
     
    SendtoNews currently generates over 200 million monthly video views through the distribution of exclusive and co-exclusive content from 75+ sports leagues, including top tier organizations such as the MLB, NBA,the NHL, NFL, PGA TOUR, NCAA and Premier League Soccer.

    SendtoNews' sports video content is both VAST and VPAID compliant and the architecture of its video player technologies, as well as its independent analytics partnerships, address market needs for transparency around viewability and invalid traffic.

    For brand advertising inquiries, email advertisers@sendtonews.com. For content distribution inquiries, please email publishers@sendtonews.com.

    For more details, visit www.SendtoNews.com or call toll free 855.590.1991.

    Media Contact:
    David Davies

    SendtoNews
    855-590-1991    
    david.davies@sendtonews.com

  • David Davies posted an article
    Offers golf fans official PGA TOUR highlights and fan interest stories via their favorite sports new see more

    SendtoNews Video Inc. (“STN”) and the PGA TOUR today announced a renewal of an exclusive multi-year rights agreement to distribute digital video throughout the U.S. and Canada, primarily via local news and local sports digital platforms.

    The PGA TOUR will continue to provide STN with one of the largest golf content offerings in all of digital sports. These clips, which include highlights, interviews and analysis, will be made available to publishers across the United States and Canada to extend their connection to the local golf fan.

    The agreement also provides for STN and the PGA TOUR to work together to capitalize on the distribution of this quality golf content to allow sponsors and brands to extend and amplify their digital ad campaigns. “Nobody is better at producing premium golf content than the PGA TOUR,” stated STN Exec. VP, Sales and Strategic Partnerships Philippe Guay. “We are thrilled to provide one of the largest digital distribution platforms in all of sports to not only display this world-class content, but engage in unique opportunities for the premier brands supporting the PGA TOUR.”

    “SendtoNews has proven to be an outstanding partner for distributing our digital content in local media markets,” said Norb Gambuzza, SVP of Media Business Development at the PGA TOUR. “Their expertise, combined with breadth of coverage, makes them a perfect partner to assist the PGA TOUR in reaching more golf fans across a variety of digital platforms.”

    STN’s distribution network across the top 100 US DMA will have unparalleled access to:

    ●       Tournament Previews

    ●       Round Lead-up Coverage and Analysis

    ●       Highlights and Recaps for Every Round

    ●       Shot of the Day

    ●       Player Interviews

    ●       Trending and Viral Storylines

    ●       Weekly Video from Scratch

    About The PGA TOUR:

    The PGA TOUR is the leading global platform in professional golf, showcasing the highest expression of excellence, both on and off the course. The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

    The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China. Its members represent the world’s best players, hailing from 22 countries (85 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1.1 billion households in 227 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2016, tournaments across all Tours generated a record of more than $166 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.46 billion. 

    The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

    About SendtoNews

    SendtoNews is North America’s leading sports video and advertising platform. The company has created an expanding publisher network that now includes more than 1500 sports news properties across North America and marquee brands such as USA Today, LA Times, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, The Arizona Republic, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Houston Chronicle, Cincinnati Enquirer and the Detroit Free Press.

    SendtoNews currently generates over 200 million monthly video views through the distribution of exclusive and semi-exclusive content from 75+ sports leagues, including the NHL, MLB, NBA, NFL, PGA TOUR, NCAA and Premier League Soccer.

    SendtoNews' sports video content is both VAST and VPAID compliant and the architecture of its video player technologies, as well as its independent analytics partnerships, address market needs for transparency around viewability and invalid traffic.

    For brand advertising inquiries, email advertisers@sendtonews.com. For content distribution inquiries, please email publishers@sendtonews.com. You can also visit www.SendtoNews.com, follow us on  @SendtoNews or call toll free 855.590.1991.

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    Media Contacts:

    Mark Stevens

    Senior Manager, Communications

    PGA TOUR

    904-861-5112

    Email: markstevens@pgatourhq.com

    David Davies

    VP, Corporate Communications

    SendtoNews

    855-590-1991

    Email: david.davies@sendtonews.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • SportsBid Fantasy Sports posted an article
    New "team fantasy sports" game now open for anyone to play for free. see more

    Do you like sports?  Do you enjoy strategy games like poker?

    A product of VIATeC's Venture Acceleration Program, SportsBid is a daily team fantasy sports game for busy sports fans that need a faster way to engage with the sports they love to watch.  SportsBid features poker-like auction drafts that take just minutes to play.  Players compete for ownership of real-life sports teams, like the Vancouver Canucks, and score points when their teams win.  Unlike other daily fantasy sports products like FanDuel and DraftKings, no player research is necessary.  SportsBid is about strategy: it is not who studies the most, but who plays the best that wins.

    SportsBid's mission is to make fantasy sports fun and accessible for fans of all levels. From casual fans to hardcore sports junkies, SportsBid allows friends and coworkers of all passion levels to play together on a fair playing field. In addition, players are more engaged when watching live matches. Rather than rooting for a single athlete, players can cheer on the whole team and enjoy every game-changing play.  SportsBid is free to play and uses virtual chips to track players' progress.

    You can help SportsBid by visiting the site, signing up, and playing a practice draft versus the computer opponents.  Early players can help shape SportsBid into the most strategic, accessible, and fun fantasy sports game around!