PressBox expands to Washington, D.C., with PressBoxDC.com
Company enters content and distribution partnerships with Monumental Sports & Entertainment and WTOP
BALTIMORE, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Baltimore-based sports media company PressBox announced today that it is making several enhancements and changes to its portfolio of interactive, publishing and broadcast products, including expansion to the Washington, D.C., market, unveiling of new Web platforms for both Baltimore and D.C., and strategic partnerships with Monumental Sports & Entertainment and Washington’s WTOP.
PressBox will begin in-depth coverage of D.C. sports with a new Web site, PressBoxDC.com, launching later this fall. The site will carry on the seven-year tradition of Baltimore’s PressBoxOnline.com, which covers sports including pro, college and high school along with sports business and fantasy football. The company sets itself apart with localized, quality journalism and analysis along with original video and photography.
PressBox’s Web Sites will be hosted on a new digital platform in affiliation with Monumental Sports & Entertainment and its stable of Web sites. The two companies will also share and create new content together as part of the partnership.
PressBox has also finalized a content partnership with D.C.’s dominant news radio entity, WTOP. As part of the agreement, PressBoxDC.com will be creating and sharing local sports content with WTOP on its site, WTOP.com.
“We are very excited to be expanding to D.C.,” said Stan Charles, founder and publisher of PressBox. “We want to fulfill the demand for daily sports information in D.C., the same way we have in Baltimore for the past seven years. As other area sports media reduce staff and content, we want to provide in-depth stories and cover more local sports stories that educate readers about area athletes and their achievements on and off the field.”
PressBox managing partner John Coulson said: “Being aligned with Monumental and WTOP, two of the strongest media brands in D.C., is huge for PressBox. Over the last seven years, we have worked hard to develop a powerful sports brand in Baltimore and we are excited to bring our products to D.C., another sports-crazy market.”
PressBox is in the process of expanding its roster of writers and editors as part of the first phase of the company’s expansion to D.C.
Founded in 2006 by Baltimore sports veteran Stan Charles, PressBox is the area’s leading sports media company devoted to sports news, from high school to the professional level. PressBox reports on the local and comments on the global, and readers/viewers are guaranteed to find a unique angle on any given subject from contributing writers ranging in experience and opinion. The PressBox sports network consists of a free monthly newspaper, distributed through more than 500 locations throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area, with a readership in excess of 60,000. “Inside PressBox” is a weekly TV show airing on Baltimore’s ABC affiliate at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. The company’s online presence, PressBoxOnline.com, averages approximately 90,000 total visits each month, while PressBox’s weekly e-newsletter is distributed to more than 9,000 subscribers. Follow PressBox on Facebook (Facebook.com/PressBoxSports) and on Twitter (@PressBoxOnline).