STN takes the top spot for sports category in unique viewers and total videos viewed
February 19, 2019 – New York, NY – SendtoNews (STN) has been ranked as the top digital video platform in the sports category on Comscore’s latest report with the most unique viewers, videos viewed, and videos watched per viewer. In the month of January, SendtoNews saw 11,127,000 unique viewers and 396,952,000 videos viewed. With nearly 400 million videos viewed, this puts STN more than 150 million views ahead of the second ranked platform, ESPN.
The combination of innovative technology and strong partnerships have resulted in STN seeing 22% more unique viewers and 54% more videos viewed in January when compared to December’s Comscore report. SendtoNews increases engagement with official sports video content delivered via advanced player technology that is designed to maximize both user experience and viewability. The STN player automatically builds playlists of official sports highlights, interviews, and game analysis to keep sports fans on-page and engaged longer, yielding multiple video impressions per user.
“We are thrilled to retake the top spot on Comscore and again have our partners to thank. We have worked hard to develop an unparalleled three sided platform that benefits all our partners – content, sales, and publishing partners – and are pleased to see results,” said Matthew Watson, CEO of SendtoNews. “Many of our partners are also listed on the Comscore rankings and we share this achievement with them”
By providing a three sided platform of innovative technology, premium sports content and monetization services, SendtoNews has become North America’s leading sports video distribution platform serving more than 1600 digital sports news properties across North America. SendtoNews currently generates over 300 million monthly video views through the distribution of exclusive and semi-exclusive content from 75+ sports content creators and leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and the PGA TOUR and is consistently ranked in the top 3 of the comScore sports video category.
SendtoNews’ video platform and AI-powered Smart Match player technology has been shown to increase viewer engagement, with publishers seeing a lift of 3.1x more impressions, 3.9x longer time on page, and up to 1100% digital revenue growth after deploying STN’s video platform on their site. SendtoNews is a key partner to publishers like Gannett, Tribune, McClatchy, USA Today, and thousands of other newspaper.coms, broadcast.coms, radio.coms and native digital sites.
For more information on SendtoNews, please visit www.sendtonews.com.