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CineSport Debuts Online Video Service, Contracts with Philly.Com

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CineSport Debuts Online Video Service, Contracts with Philly.Com

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A new online service promising exclusive video highlights of NBA, NHL, NASCAR and other sports events debuted today, with the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News as its first newspaper client.

CineSport, based in New York, has obtained licensing agreements with those pro basketball and hockey leagues, as well as NASCAR and Collegiate Images for video reports that the company is now marketing to all news Web sites, including newspapers.

"Beginning this fall, for the first time ever, video highlights of professional and college sports events will be available to all websites courtesy of CineSport, the first online producer and syndicator of sports video news and highlights," the company declared in a press release. "Because of limitations on video rights within the sports industry, such content has never before been available to websites, including those of daily newspapers, local television and radio stations."

Aaron Knox, sports channel manager for Philly.com, the Inquirer and Daily News Web site, confirmed his company had contracted with CineSport for videos, saying "it is on a wait and see basis. …

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