Industry/Sector: Sports

NBC's Multi-platform Coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics Wins Gold

The 2016 Rio Olympics are over and we know who won: NBC’s multi-platform coverage of the games. What lessons can brands, agencies, publishers, and video marketers learn about the type Olympics video content that got the most views?

TV Sized Football Audiences on YouTube for UEFA Euro 2016

Euro 2016 is the second most popular football tournament in the world after the World Cup, and fans of the game are turning to YouTube in their millions to catch the latest football-related content. A new report from Tubular confirms that UK football videos alone generated 6.2B views and 194M engagements in 2015, while German and French football-related videos generated a combined 2.5B views, and 71M engagements.
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The NBA is Crushing Other Sports Brands on Social Video

The NBA is one of the most watched sports brands on Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and YouTube, so if video marketers want to pick up a few tips for a winning social video marketing strategy, then they should take a closer look at some of NBA's tactics.
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Football on YouTube: Branded Videos Generate 22% More Views [Report]

Football, or soccer, is one of the most popular sports both on and off-line, and a new report from Tubular confirms what an impact it has had on online video in the last year. Did you know that football-related video content generated a staggering 37 billion views across the major social video sites in 2014?

JJ Watt and Gatorade Teach Us 8 Lessons in Video Marketing

Gatorade has teamed up with NFL superstars JJ Watt, and Peyton and Eli Manning, on a new campaign that encourages students to “Sweat It to Get It” if they want to try the sports drink. We take a look at the ads and tell you 8 reasons why we love them, and why video marketers should too.

Nike vs. Adidas: Which Brand’s Videos Won the Women’s World Cup?

The U.S. National Soccer Team defeated Japan 5-2 to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada last Sunday. But how did the sponsors fare in terms of online video engagement? We pitch Nike against Adidas to see which brand scored a hit with viewers.

NCAA #MarchMadness 2015 is a Slam Dunk for Instagram Video

March Madness is one of the biggest sports events in the U.S, with millions of fans turning to online video to catch up with the latest news, highlights, and commentary. For 2015, it's Instagram Video that is generating the most engagement for #MarchMadness related video content.

The Video Marketer’s Playbook for Winning the Super Bowl on YouTube

Super Bowl has become a month-long event on YouTube, with viewers tuning in to watch the latest video ads made for the event as soon as they are released. With that in mind, brands and video marketers should be looking at getting their content lined up now for Super Bowl 2016

YouTube Wars: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

Sadly the U.S. had its heart broken by Belgium in the World Cup. But later this year we've got another big sporting contest coming with "World" in the title. That is, of course, the World Series. Now that the World Cup is over for the U.S., many Americans will return to watching baseball, but which of the big two teams is seeing the most action on YouTube?

How Second Screen and Viral Content Are Keeping Canadian Sports Fans Engaged

Sports content creators face different challenges and opportunities than creators in any other category on YouTube, and other digital platforms. These unique, sports-specific issues include: working with content with a short shelf life, and keeping an audience through an off-season. Learn how TSN is keeping its Canadian viewers engaged.

Streaming Sunday: Super Bowl to Stream Free Online Via FOX Sports GO

For the third year in a row a broadcaster will stream the Super Bowl free online as FOX uses it's Sports Go app to show providers and viewers what it has to offer. It won't have the same ads, it won't be available on smartphones and it's most likely a ploy by FOX to get more providers to pick up their FOX Sports channels.

Hell Yeah: WWE Sees Future of Digital Video

WWE has announced the launch of the WWE Network, a 24/7 streaming resource for wrestling fans which will include reality shows, documentaries, behind the scenes footage and classic matches. There's also a pay-per-view feature for events like Wrestlemania.

Google's Eric Schmidt: YouTube Can Live Stream NFL, NBA and MLB

Google CEO Eric Schmidt states that YouTube are technically capable of live-streaming huge sporting fixtures from the NFL, MLB and NBA but will Google ever be willing to outbid the major broadcast networks for the rights to show these games on a regular basis?