‘Sportsdash With Yahoo! Sports’ to Premiere Monday, August 19 on NBC Sports Network
via press release:
SPORTSDASH WITH YAHOO! SPORTS DEBUTS MONDAY, AUGUST 19
New Show Focuses on Hottest Sports Topics Based on Real-Time Social Media Trends
Airs Weekdays from Noon-1 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 15, 2013 – SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports, a collaborative, cross-platform extension of the strategic digital alliance between Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports Group, debuts on NBCSN this Monday, August 19, from noon-1 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ Dave Briggs and Carolyn Manno will serve as the hosts for SportsDash, which will feature insights from a deep roster of NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports and Rivals.com analysts and insiders. NBC Sports analysts expected to appear on SportsDash when the program touches on their respective sport include Rodney Harrison, Doug Flutie, Scott Pioli, Rebecca Lowe, Jimmy Roberts, Jeremy Roenick, Mary Carillo, Ato Boldin and Joe Posnanski, as well as Yahoo! Sports’ experts Pat Forde, Martin Rogers, Eric Adelson, and Graham Watson.
The new program will utilize a digital media wall that integrates real-time activity from multiple sources, such as Yahoo! Sports Trends, Facebook and Twitter, to identify the hottest topics in sports.
Manno: “Along with Yahoo! Sports, we find out what’s trending online, and we find out what people want to actually talk about as they’re clicking on it. It’s a sports show like you’ve seen before, but it has a new component because we look at what fans are talking about right now.”
Briggs: “We will look to Yahoo! Sports for the day’s hottest stories, trends and social media buzz to drive the show. I’m excited about working with their experts and reporters on SportsDash.”
SportsDash, which airs Monday through Friday, will also cover fantasy sports on a daily basis and will include analysis from experts Yahoo! Sports’ Brad Evans, Brandon Funston and Andy Behrens along with NBC Rotoworld’s Kay Adams.
Beginning in late August, a complementary, digital-only show will stream live from 1-1:15 p.m. ET on Yahoo! Sports, NBCSports.com, and will be available across mobile platforms through the NBC Sports Live Extra app. SportsDash will kick off each morning with a video report on Yahoo! Sports spotlighting the day’s hottest story.
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