Slacker Inks Contract with ESPN
Slacker Radio today announced a new partnership with ESPN so that its customers can listen to ESPN's sports-related content through anew station on Slacker. Users of the free Slacker Radio service will be able to listen to a single ESPN sports channel. Subscribers of Slacker's monthly Radio Plus service ($3.99/month) will be able to access a wider range of ESPN content, and even create their own, customized ESPN channel to prioritize the sports news and scores about the teams that matter to them. The basic ESPN channel will provide scores, commentary, play-by-play and general news. The ESPN channel will become available through Slacker Radio soon. Slacker has inked a similar deal with ABC for news content.
Video Now Playing On Spotify's Android App
Spotify has launched video content in its Android app. Users can now browse through video and audio clips from a wide variety of content providers, such as ABC News, Comedy Central, and ESPN.
Facebook Sports Stadium Takes the Starting Line
Facebook today announced Sports Stadium, a hub dedicated to sports and the communities that support and discuss them. Sports Stadium is a single place that accumulates all content on Facebook related to sports.
ESPN Pulls Content from YouTube
ESPN today said it has removed all its content from YouTube following the announcement of YouTube Red, a for-pay subscription service that allows ad-free viewing. ESPN's YouTube channel is now devoid of videos.
Verizon Teams with Slacker for Ringtone Service
Verizon Wireless today announced a new product offering from partner Slacker Radio. For $2 per month, Verizon customers can subscribe to Slacker Radio Tones, which provides access to Slacker's entire music library for ring tones and ringback tones.
Verizon Going After College Sports Fans
Verizon Communications, the parent company of Verizon Wireless, is prepared to launch a mobile video service later this year that will focus on college sports. The company is specifically targeting millennials with the offering, who it says prefer to consume video content on mobile devices rather than televisions or PCs.