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SBJ/Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Game Time mobile app sees upgrade
Published October 28, 2013, Page 8
The relaunch of Game Time arrives in concert with the NBA signing on to be a launch partner of mobile-style push notifications that Apple Inc. is now including for its Safari Web browser as part of its new OS X Mavericks operating system.
This fall marks the five-year anniversary of the public debut of NBA.com and NBA TV under the control of the NBA Digital partnership. While several facets of the deal, such as social media and the historic rise of mobile, were barely contemplated in the original 2008 digital deal, NBA Digital executives said the core elements of the alliance continue to bear fruit.
“Turner is now hitting its 30th anniversary as a league partner, and when you think it about, it really shows how this partnership has evolved,” said Christina Miller, NBA Digital senior vice president and general manager. “We’ve now gone to a 24/7/365 mentality toward covering the league, but the initial building blocks of showcasing the game itself and its players has remained the same.”