October 21 - 27, 2013 Vol. 16 — No. 27

Top Stories

  • Silver ready for NBA's starring role

    While David Stern remains in charge until he retires Feb. 1 after 30 years as commissioner, insiders know the transfer of power will be seamless. It’s a succession honed by 20 years of Stern grooming Adam Silver to take his job.

  • NBA near deals to allow live local streaming leaguewide

    The NBA is poised to become the first major U.S.-based sports league to allow its games to be streamed live locally.

  • Leagues embrace Twitter, with eye on future revenue

    On Oct. 13, the Red Sox-Tigers game was on Fox; the Redskins-Cowboys game was on NBC. But they were both all over Twitter, amassing more than 1.1 million combined tweets and tens of millions of total impressions. Both games’ TV viewership saw significant increases over the comparable games from last year. This is Twitter’s main selling point.

  • NFL sets stadium Wi-Fi/cell standards

    The NFL is requiring all league stadiums to meet newly crafted minimum Wi-Fi and cellular standards by the end of the 2014 season, the latest move by America’s top sport to improve the in-game experience.

  • Athletes see rising social media demands

    New requirements highlight a change in the way Olympic endorsement contracts are being written ahead of the Sochi Games.

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