Home / Blog / Building Ambitious Digital Experiences with NBC Sports Digital

Building Ambitious Digital Experiences with NBC Sports Digital

NBC Sports Digital offers fans 24/7 coverage and unparalleled streaming of NBC Sports Group’s extensive collection of sports and programing. From football to basketball, motorsports and golf, NBCSports.com is the premier digital sports hub.

In partnership with Acquia and digital agency FFW, NBC Sports Digital redesigned NBCSports.com to provide fans with exclusive and unrivaled coverage of NBC Sports Group’s award-winning programming. Built with Drupal on Acquia Cloud, NBCSports.com utilizes custom functionality and a responsive design that is available on any device. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports Regional Networks’ websites offer fans unlimited access to their favorite athletes and teams.

NBCSports.com has covered some of the most-watched and most-trafficked sporting events of all time. In order to ensure that NBCSports.com can stand up to high traffic, Acquia’s team of Technical Account Managers helps NBC Sports Digital monitor site performance in addition to offering strategic support in the planning and launching of new sites and features. Acquia’s Technical Account Managers also work with NBC Sports Digital to plan for the demands and opportunities that surround highly anticipated events. With Acquia, NBCSports.com offers fans the best digital sports hub in the field.

NBCOlympics.com: The Gold Standard for Digital Experiences

NBC’s exclusive coverage of the Rio Games set records as the most successful media event in history. In order to provide unprecedented multiplatform coverage, NBC Sports Digital needed a platform that guaranteed security, site performance and delivered best-in-class digital experiences during even the heaviest of traffic spikes.

NBCOlympics.com offers fans everything from the video streams of live-events to comprehensive results, and exclusive reporting. Acquia was the strategic partner responsible for insuring that every aspect of the NBCOlympics.com technical system ran smoothly. Acquia assembled an expert team of Technical Account Managers, Operation Engineers, and Performance Engineers to guarantee that NBCOlympics.com set the gold standard. During the Games, Acquia’s TAM team worked onsite to help manage multiple partners, mitigate risk, and to maintain the highest levels of site performance.

NBCOlympics.com sets a new benchmark for how Drupal-based content management systems are built and operated on Acquia Cloud. Over the course of the Rio Games, NBCOlymics.com hosted 3.3 billion total streaming minutes, 2.71 billion live streaming minutes, and was visited by 100 million unique visitors. Acquia is proud to be a partner of NBC Sports Digital - thank you for letting us be a part of your team.

“NBC Sports Digital is pleased to work with Acquia on our coverage of the Olympics and more than 10,000 sports events each year,” said Eric Black, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group. “Through our relationship with Acquia and our other partners, we are able to provide sports fans a best-in-class viewing experience regardless of the size, scale or demand of the event being streamed.”

Comments

Posted on by Stephen Cobb (not verified).

Yes, I'm still making myself familiar with the Acquia family of products and it's unclear to me what products were used by NBC Sports.

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Filtered HTML

  • Use [acphone_sales], [acphone_sales_text], [acphone_support], [acphone_international], [acphone_devcloud], [acphone_extra1] and [acphone_extra2] as placeholders for Acquia phone numbers. Add class "acquia-phones-link" to wrapper element to make number a link.
  • To post pieces of code, surround them with <code>...</code> tags. For PHP code, you can use <?php ... ?>, which will also colour it based on syntax.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <h4> <h5> <h2> <img>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.