Cynopsis: Sports

05/20/14: NFL Sunday Ticket takes center stage in AT&T/DirecTV deal; ESPN, Tennis Channel serve up French Open plans; NBA Digital overhauls team websites

DIRECTV once again punches its NFL Sunday Ticket

CYNOPSISSPORTS 05.20.14 Good morning. It’s Tuesday, May 20, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  As more news of AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV comes to light, the NFL finds itself right at the center of the dealings. According to multiple reports, if DirecTV is not able to renew its NFL Sunday Ticket […]

05/19/14: Rockbridge Sports looks to shake up rights management; AT&T’s purchase of DirecTV beefs up sports assets; California Chrome a hit with viewers

DIRECTV once again punches its NFL Sunday Ticket

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM ESPN DEPORTES Everywhere we look LIVE SPORTS wins across TV – AUDIO – DIGITAL – SOCIAL NBA +123% P18-34/ +203% video starts/ +359% total minutes MLB +43% P18-49/ +311% total minutes/ +561% video starts NFL +44% P18-49/ +113% video starts EURO MOST-Tweeted Sports Event in SL TV in 2012 sources […]

05/16/14: WWE and NBCUniversal go long-term; Bruins/Canadiens scores big for NBCSN; Hendrick Motorsports gets Superhero treatment

WWE signs partnership with Facebook for 'WrestleMania'

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM beIN SPORTS beIN SPORTS, The International Sports Network, is the multi- platform sports destination that brings the passionate sports fan live action, news, and analysis of the top soccer leagues and sporting events from around the planet, including Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1 […]

05/15/14: CBS makes way for TNF; ESPN Deportes pushes events; Bleacher Report marks a milestone

CYNOPSISSPORTS 05.15.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, May 15, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  CBS executives introduced advertisers to the TNF package yesterday, which marked the network’s turn for its upfront presentation. With seven games of Thursday Night Football on Thursday nights and one on Saturday, CEO Leslie Moonves told reporters […]

05/14/14: ESPN makes its case to media buyers

ESPN, Verizon settle skinny bundle dispute

CYNOPSISSPORTS 05.14.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, May 14, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  ESPN had its turn in the spotlight yesterday, touting metrics, its new studio, the World Cup and the SEC Network to media buyers at its annual upfront presentation. (By the way, don’t miss the Cynopsis Sports Upfront […]

05/13/14: MLS decides to play with ESPN, FOX Sports, Univision, CBS Sports, NFL Network detail pregame plans, Pepsi gears up for World Cup with visual album

FOX Sports 1 sees soccer spike

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NBC SPORTS SUNDAY NIGHT IS FOOTBALL NIGHT From Kickoff to Super Bowl XLIX, NBC is America’s Home for Football. The #1 Show in Primetime only gets better this season. Flex schedule begins Week 5 Additional Divisional Playoff Game Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NBC Click […]

05/12/14: NBC Sports, Universal Sports ink deal with USSA for 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships; NFL Draft posts record numbers for ESPN, NFL Media, Telemundo pins down Pachuca

NBC Sports breaks for 100-hour Olympic warmup

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM NBC SPORTS SUNDAY NIGHT IS FOOTBALL NIGHT From Kickoff to Super Bowl XLIX, NBC is America’s Home for Football. The #1 Show in Primetime only gets better this season. Flex schedule begins Week 5 Additional Divisional Playoff Game Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NBC Click […]

05/09/14: Roger Goodell talks Buffalo, Playoff Expansion and Sam at NFL Draft, FOX Sports 1’s hairy situation, Belk charges up a deal with the SEC

CYNOPSISSPORTS 05.09.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, May 9, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  Amid the hoopla of mock drafts, music, Manziel’s logo and Jadeveon Clowney being selected with the first pick of the NFL Draft, Roger Goodell spoke with Chris Berman on ESPN about several issues impacting the sport. The […]

05/08/14: NBCUniversal has an Olympics date through 2032, CBS Sports Classic ready to roll, MLS Digital details World Cup plans

CYNOPSISSPORTS 05.08.14 Good morning. It’s Thursday, May 8, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  The early bird got the worm. The International Olympic Committee awarded NBCUniversal with broadcast rights in the US for the Games through 2032. Rights will be for all media platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and […]

05/07/14: Who walked home at winner at the Sports Emmys?, Thursday Night Football gets a new logo

Sports Emmys spread the love (ATAS)

CYNOPSISSPORTS 05.07.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, May 7, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  Last night’s Sports Emmys delivered a mix of old blood, surprises and first-timers, anchored by a Lifetime Achievement tribute to Ted Turner, who received a standing ovation. ESPN walked away with wins that included Studio Show (tie) […]

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