SendtoNews and NASCAR Digital Media Sign Worldwide Digital Rights Agreement
Digital sports news agency agrees to content partnership with motorsports leader
DAYTONA BEACH, FL, and VANCOUVER, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Digital sports video news agency SendtoNews™ is pleased to announce a multi-year worldwide digital partnership with NASCAR® today, coinciding with NASCAR's season-opening crown jewel event, the 55th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ Daytona 500® on February 24 (1 p.m. ET, FOX, FOX Deportes). Under the agreement, SendtoNews receives worldwide rights to distribute NASCAR race highlights and other event content to thousands of member news outlets via its News Partnership Network™.
"NASCAR has chosen SendtoNews to be a key part of its digital communications strategy, which is a great addition to our powerful assortment of content," said SendtoNews CEO Greg Bobolo. "This deal enables SendtoNews to guarantee our media and advertising partners complete highlights of NASCAR and multi-year access to one of the largest and most engaged audiences in pro sport."
The new digital partnership between SendtoNews and NASCAR includes highlights from:
- NASCAR's premier event, the Daytona 500
- NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
- NASCAR Nationwide Series™
- NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™
As it already does for its major sports properties, SendtoNews will distribute accessible, high-quality HD highlight packages leveraging NASCAR content for the needs of local and international digital media, beginning with the Daytona 500.
"We're always thinking about ways to offer fans more NASCAR content, no matter where they are. This partnership allows us to better reach fans in communities across the country and enhance the coverage of our sport at the local level," said Marc Jenkins, Vice President, Digital Media at NASCAR. "After fully vetting the category, we feel confident that SendtoNews' flexible platform provides the most turnkey solution in the local content space and the most powerful way to distribute our content to local outlets."
Highlights of race day content will be packaged and ready for download early the next morning after each event. Other content distribution may include archival footage, event weekend and post-event content (interviews, press conferences), Top 10 Drivers of the Week, Top 10 Events of the Month, and more.