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The Push of a Button

…the next four days, STAPLES Center will host six playoff games. FOUR days, SIX games! Ice to hardwood to ice to hardwood! The LA Kings kick things off tonight in the NHL Playoffs, followed on Friday with the LA Lakers in the NBA Playoffs, and then a weekend of two games per day (Clippers vs. Spurs and Lakers vs. Thunder on Sat. and Kings vs. Coyotes and Clippers vs. Spurs on Sun.). Evidenced by this transformation, it’s clear that running an…

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NBA Fans Point, Shoot, and Score

…% increase over the previous year) and 2.7 billion video streams (an 133% increase over the previous year) NBA GameTime mobile app downloads increased by 90% compared to the previous year To achieve these numbers, technology is integrated into the NBA’s overall business strategy and addresses their top priorities for staying connected to the fans. The network lets the NBA be, as NBA CIO Michael Gliedman says, “everywhere the fan is.”…

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Cisco and NBA All-Star Weekend – reshaping the fan experience

…vices during every exciting moment this weekend had to offer. Technology is reshaping the fan experience and the NBA All-Star Weekend was great example of how important the network is to manage an event that touches millions of people around the world.  Technology has enabled the NBA to collaborate in a more efficient way and hold one of their premier events on a global stage. For a closer look at the NBA Tech Summit discussions from one of the…

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Media Content and the NBA – a Slam Dunk

…to be generated in 2012 to fans worldwide As these stats show, NBA fans increasingly expect and receive – online – instant scores, up to-the-minute stats, and ‘pristine’ videos as essential elements of their fan experience.  NBA CIO Michael Gliedman explains how and why the NBA relies heavily on media content to define the fan experience. This enriched online experience drives data traffic and video consumption. A lot of people like to watch the…

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Watch the NBA D-League Score with Cisco WebEx [video]

…ffice and a few were at draft parties in restaurants. Those with webcams were able to share their reactions while others could watch from their computer or mobile phones – even iPads! The event opened with the New York NBA D-League office sharing a presentation featuring all team logos and draft order. As each team made their selection there was a slide showing selected player’s photo and career resume. In parallel with the WebEx,…

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