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SBD Global/February 12, 2013/Media
Media Notes: NBC To Use U.K. Announcers For Premier League Coverage In '13-16
Published February 12, 2013
STAY A WHILE: STAR India's new sports website, starsports.com, "has recorded the highest time spent by users on any sports website per visit." Visitors have spent as much as 19 minutes per visit and "viewed 342 years-equivalent of video in the first month" of the site's launch, "unprecedented for a cricket website" (Indian BUSINESS STANDARD, 2/6). ... The Australian Football League has selected video distribution company Rightster to launch live AFLTV, a subscription service providing access to live and on-demand AFL games to fans outside of Australia and New Zealand. AFLTV will be the only int'l service that offers access to every AFL match live and on-demand during the upcoming season (AFL). ... The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) has announced it will continue its long-term cooperation in Japan with the NHK Global Media Services. Under the latest agreement, NHK Global Media Services will have exclusive rights to broadcast the UCI Road World Championships, the UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics in Japan in '13 and '14 (UCI).