Winners
Turner Sports – 2013 NCAA March Madness Live
Turner broke down all the components of the app from 2012 and rebuilt it from scratch, with a fresh design. And the results were outstanding: The app was the #1 on iTunes for its first week and Turner Sports ended up having the biggest live streaming year in the history of the tournament. Nearly 49 million hours were streamed across all platforms, with mobile viewership across devices up a whopping 309% from 2012
 
WWE – WWE App
The WWE App is the digital center of the WWE Universe: fans vote through the app to help shape the storylines of “WWE Raw.” Every month, the app averages 2 million active poll votes during live programming, with 1.9 million unique users, 155 million page views and 18 million video streams watched. Beyond voting, the app provides access to WWE pay-per-view events from mobile devices, with more than 60 million video streams watched through the app since its launch in summer 2012.
 
Honorable Mentions
E! – Eonline mobile app
The Eonline mobile app had a record breaking 2013 driven by a redesign. The 179 million total monthly page views doubled 2012’s average. In fact, the app has grown faster than other digital products to become E!’s largest contributor to total digital page views.
 
ESPN – SportsCenter
The app hasn’t been around for long, but usage was already in the millions: More than 8.6 million people used the app in the first 2 weeks since its launch in November 2013, delivering more than 6.2 million video starts.
 
MSG Varsity 
A stellar example of how a well-crafted app can pack in a massive amount of scores, stats and other info—while also functioning as an excellent video player.
 
Turner Sports – PGA Championship
PGA Championship Live’s upgrade to more video real estate and a responsive design contributed to the 12% increase in visits to PGA.com and the 9% improvement in page views of the site in August 2013.

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