FAQ / Sports Solutions

Can I create my own Collections?

Yes, you can use the Publisher Hub to create your own collection. Add articles to your Collection by pasting in their URL, using an RSS feed, or entering your website details. Our platform scrapes your articles and makes them available to add to Collections. Note: Only articles published using the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) standard can be included in a Collection. If you are not currently AMPing your website, contact support@distributedmedialab.com for information on our AMPing services.

What is DML’s sports curation philosophy?

We are providing an additive user experience, enhancing the visibility of quality, engaging content that drives conversation about important sports topics. 

We prioritize original reporting over aggregation. We want to drive more traffic to the journalists who are breaking the stories that matter.

We want to maximize user experience by excluding content behind hard paywalls and any content with intrusive advertisements that strain the reader's enjoyment.

We place importance on having a plethora of sources and a broad diversity of perspectives.

What is the best sports Collection solution for publications that focus sports coverage on only local teams?

For publishers extending coverage beyond their local markets, we offer league-wide Collections for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, College Football and College Basketball. We also have Collections for Auto Racing, Golf, Combat Sports, and Tennis—plus global tentpole events like the Winter Olympics and World Cup.

If publishers are looking to fill any gaps in local team coverage, we offer team Collections for every individual NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL team as well as select College Football teams. 

What are the sources that DML Sports uses in curation for collections?

We use a mixture of local and national sources for every sports Collection. 

Examples of national sources include ESPN, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, The Ringer, and Yahoo! Sports. 

We use content from newspapers, radio stations, and network television affiliates for local source curation. 

We avoid hard paywalls in our curation and moderate the use of sources that allow only a certain number of monthly free articles.

How do league and team Collections differ?

League Collections provide the top news, analysis and editorial commentary that interests fans who follow that league. We offer Collections for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, College Football and College Basketball. 

Team Collections focus coverage on individual teams with a higher concentration of localized sources. We offer team Collections for every NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL team as well as some College Football teams.

What sports and leagues does DML Sports cover?

We offer Collections that cover the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Major League Soccer, College Football and College Basketball. We also have Collections for Auto Racing, Golf, Combat Sports, European Football (soccer) and Tennis—plus global tentpole events like the Winter Olympics and World Cup.

Do you offer customizable sports Collections?

Please contact our sports content manager, Chris Cornell (chris@distributedmedialab.com), to discuss custom coverage. 

What are the sports teams that DML covers?

We have Collections for every team in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL as well as select College Football teams. 

How do I find sports content in the DML Marketplace?

The DML Marketplace is divided into sections and products. Sections are topic categories and products are the Collections themselves. 

The Sports section in the Marketplace contains all the sports Collections that DML offers. 

There are also sections for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, College Football, College Basketball and the Winter Olympics. Further, you can find Combat

Sports, Golf, World Football (soccer), Tennis and Auto Racing in the More Sports section

The search products bar on the storefront homepage will allow you to discover any sports Collection by typing the name of the league or team you want to add. 

Within the product pages, you will find an overview of what the Collection contains, instructions on how to embed, layout options, recommendations on where to place the Collection on your site, and advice on how to monetize the Collection with local advertisers.