World's Largest Secondary Ticket Marketplace to be Exclusive Ticket Provider for NBC Sports Digital Properties
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NBC Sports Digital and StubHub have partnered on a multi-year agreement to make StubHub the exclusive ticket provider of NBC Sports Digital properties, both parties announced today.
Effective immediately, the partnership integrates direct links to StubHub across 12 NBC Sports Digital websites, including NBCSports.com, NBC Sports Talk Blogs, Rotoworld.com and select NBC Sports Regional Networks sites, providing fans with an easy, safe and guaranteed place to buy and sell tickets. Participating NBC Sports Regional Networks include CSNBayArea.com, CSNCalifornia.com, CSNWashington.com, CSNBaltimore.com, and SNY.tv.
"We are thrilled to partner with NBC Sports to offer their users an easy way to find the broadest and best selection of tickets to the games they want to go to," said StubHub's Geoff Lester, managing director, partnerships and business development. "NBC Sports has incredible content and tremendous reach and aligning with a brand like NBC is exciting for us."
StubHub will benefit from the NBC Sports Digital's partnership with Yahoo! Sports, which makes the Yahoo! Sports-NBC Sports Network the most-trafficked digital sports destination on the web.
"We are pleased to provide our growing visitor-base with as much value as possible, and for sports fans that includes easy access to tickets," said Troy Ewanchyna, Vice President, Business Development and Digital Strategies, NBC Sports Group. "StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, and our visitors will benefit from the seamless transition from our site to theirs."
StubHub is the world's largest secondary ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company's unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company's FanProtect Guarantee(TM). Company partners include the San Francisco Giants and University of Texas, along with over 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, complemented with companies such as AEG, Tickets.com, and Paciolan. StubHub is also the official naming rights partner of StubHub Center, a 125-acre major league sports venue in Southern California, home to MLS' LA Galaxy and Chivas USA.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS DIGITAL
A division of the NBC Sports Group, Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports Digital offers sports fans 24/7 news coverage, extensive live-event streaming, and complementary coverage of many of the properties within NBC Sports Group's unparalleled collection of media rights across web, mobile and tablets. NBC Sports Digital includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of NBC Sports Regional Networks and Rotoworld.com, among others, as well as a collection of apps that includes NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC SportsTalk, NBC Olympics Live Extra, and NBC Olympics. NBC Sports Group and Yahoo! Sports, through a content and promotional partnership, rank as the most-trafficked digital sports destination on the web.
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