SI TV branches out

SI TV branches out

Sports Illustrated’s subscription-video-on-demand streaming media network, Sports Illustrated TV is gearing up to expand its distribution with the launch of a direct-to-consumer app. SI TV, which launched in November 2017 on Amazon Channels, is now available on web browsers, rolling out on Roku, iOS and Android devices within the next week for $4.99/month or $49.99/year […]

Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to climb

Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to climb

The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to deliver for NBC Sports, which reports an average Total Audience Delivery of 751,000 viewers through Sunday to mark the best tally in four years through the first 12 days of the playoffs. Coverage on NBC is the best since 2015, while cable coverage on NBCSN is the best in […]

NBC Sports spins US Skating deal

NBC Sports spins US Skating deal (Facebook)

U.S. Figure Skating and NBC Sports Group locked in a media rights agreement that hands the media group exclusive media rights to premier domestic and international figure skating events through 2026. Each season during the partnership, NBC Sports Group will present an unprecedented 80+ hours of coverage, including 30+ hours of figure skating coverage on […]

Pizza Hut’s NFL Draft plans

Pizza Hut's NFL Draft plans

Pizza Hut takes on its first NFL Draft as the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL with a sponsorship activation plan that includes dancing, prizes, fan activities, and more. The brand is bringing in NFL wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster as ambassador of the Pizza Hut “Doorbell Dance” campaign, as well as appearing as a social […]

Outsports’ growing Pride

Outsports' growing Pride (Facebook)

SB Nation’s Outsports is gearing up for its third annual gathering with the announcement of the first wave of confirmed speakers for the Outsports Pride Summit, set to take place during New York City Pride from June 21- 24. San Francisco 49ers coach Katie Sowers and former NFL player Ryan O’Callaghan will speak at the […]

Hyundai drafts rookie reels

Hyundai drafts rookie reels

Hyundai is taking on the NFL Draft with a second season of Rolling with the Rookies, presented by Hyundai. The four-episode series bring athletes back home to visit the people, places and moments that defined their journeys. This year saw the auto brand team up with four prospects projected to be taken in the first […]

Amazon Prime serves up US Open deal

Amazon Prime serves up US Open  deal (Facebook)

Amazon Prime Video continues to bolster its sports rights portfolio, locking in a deal with the USTA to snag the exclusive live telecast rights to the US Open Tennis Championships for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The five-year agreement, which begins with the 2018 US Open, will bring live and on-demand content to […]

Networks get their NFL plays

Networks get their NFL plays (Facebook)

Armed with its new Thursday Night Football package, FOX kicks off its coverage of the regular season with Week 1 as a national weekend on Sept. 9 pitting the Cowboys/Panthers and the Seahawks/Broncos at 4:25p while Thanksgiving will see the Redskins/Cowboys on the channel. This year’s Thursday Night Football package on FOX begins in Week […]

TNF Pregame gets familiar faces

TNF Pregame gets familiar faces

Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Michael Strahan are officially booked to headline a new Thursday Night Football Pregame Show that will run live from NYC for the 2018 NFL season. Beginning in Week 4, the new program will air at 7:30p on the FOX broadcast network and NFL Network, taking viewers up to kickoff. All […]

FOX/ESPN mull UFC split

ESPN/FOX mull UFC split (Facebook)

ESPN and FOX Sports could be poised to partner for UFC rights. Variety reports that the two companies recently proposed to split the promotion’s TV package in a move that would bring as many as 15 fight events to new subscription streaming service ESPN+. The report states that ESPN would be willing to pay $120-180 […]