AOL Signs Distribution Deal With Sports Network - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

AOL Signs Distribution Deal With Sports Network

America Online Inc. on Monday said it had signed a content syndication and distribution agreement with Rivals.com, a network of more than 150 college and high school sports sites.

America Online Inc. on Monday said it had signed a content syndication and distribution agreement with Rivals.com, a network of more than 150 college and high school sports sites.

The Dulles, Va., entertainment portal said Rivals.com news and information would be available in time for the kickoff of Bowl season.

Rivals.com delivers audio, video, and written features on college and high school sports. The content will be available through AOL Sports.

"AOL Sports has previous success with college sports content, such as our March Madness promotion, and this new partnership furthers AOL's commitment to in-depth and entertaining channel offerings," Carlos Silva, senior vice president of AOL Sports, said. "We are looking forward to further developing the relationship with Rivals.com through additional college and high school sports initiatives currently in development." Under the agreement, AOL, a unit of Time Warner Inc., will feature weekly team, player, and recruiting rankings, game previews, and recaps. There will also be weekly in-season national features for high school sports teams, and daily videos focusing on teams, players, and recruiting in prep and college sports.

In a separate announcement, AOL said its video search engine would feature RSS feeds from MTV Networks' programming services. Video content from Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite and other Web sites would be accessible through AOL.com's Video On Demand tab, AOL Search and Singingfish, AOL's video search service that is separate from the portal.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Slideshows
10 Ways to Transition Traditional IT Talent to Cloud Talent
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  11/23/2020
News
What Comes Next for the COVID-19 Computing Consortium
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  11/24/2020
News
Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/13/2020
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Why Chatbots Are So Popular Right Now
In this IT Trend Report, you will learn more about why chatbots are gaining traction within businesses, particularly while a pandemic is impacting the world.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll