NBC Olympics’ streaming blizzard

NBC Olympics' streaming blizzard (Facebook)

NBC Olympics is lining up 1800 hours of live streaming coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang in February, marking a record for a Winter Olympics. In addition, PyeongChang will be the first Winter Games to offer live streaming of the NBC broadcast network, including primetime and primetime-plus programming as part of its […]

Facebook hits the hardwood

Facebook hits the hardwood (Facebook)

Facebook is getting on the court, announcing a deal with Stadium for a season-long package of 47 college basketball games that will be distributed exclusively on social platform featuring matchups from the Mountain West, West Coast Conference, Conference USA, and the Atlantic 10. Additionally, Stadium will produce an exclusive, weekly live studio show dedicated to […]

SI goes OTT

SI  goes OTT

Time Inc. announced the launch of Sports Illustrated TV (SI TV), with the OTT channel launching today on Amazon Channels. The network debuts with a slate of 130 hours of on-demand programming, including original documentary series, weekly studio shows and acquired sports movies, documentaries and TV shows. In addition, the platform inked deals with Mike […]

NBC ices Winter skating talent

NBC ices Winter skating talent

NBC Olympics lined up play-by-play commentator Terry Gannon along with Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir to handle NBC’s primetime figure skating coverage during the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Scott Hamilton will serve as a special contributor and analyst on Olympic Ice, a new live daily figure skating preview show on NBCSN while Liam McHugh […]

SiriusXM passes Bar exam

SiriusXM passes Bar exam (Facebook)

SiriusXM is pulling up Barstool Sports for a deal that will see the launch of a new 24/7 channel on SiriusXM, starting in January. The Barstool Radio on SiriusXM channel will run nationwide on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app. The new daily lineup on the Barstool Radio on SiriusXM channel will feature Barstool […]

FIFA trial names nets

FIFA trial names nets

A prosecution witness in the FIFA corruption trial of three former soccer execs testified on Tuesday that a group of media companies that include FOX Sports, Mexico’s Grupo Televisa and Brazil’s Globo bribed officials to lock in TV rights for soccer matches. Alejandro Burzaco, former head of sports marketing company Torneos y Competencias, named the […]

Olympic Channel punches PyeongChang ticket

Olympic Channel punches PyeongChang  ticket

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA booked plans for the PyeongChang Olympics, locking in programming designed to complement NBCUniversal’s coverage with daily coverage that will include 20 hours of highlights, news and features provided by Olympic Channel News; live Olympic medal ceremony coverage and a daily studio show hosted by Jimmy Roberts that will provide […]

Pepsi pays off Judge

Pepsi pays off Judge

Pepsi inked a partnership with the Yankees’ Aaron Judge to serve as the face of the brand, “championing the spirit and excitement of baseball, both on and off the field.” “We are thrilled to welcome Aaron to the Pepsi family,” said Justin Toman, Senior Director, Sports Marketing, PepsiCo. “He’s one of the biggest rising stars […]

ESPN Audio prepares to pass the baton

ESPN Audio prepares to pass the baton

This week will mark the end of ESPN’s Mike & Mike in the Morning, as the long-time pillar (18 years!) at the company wraps up on Friday amid farewells from some of sport’s best and brightest as Greenberg takes on a new solo TV show. Golic will be joined by Trey Wingo for a new […]

Networks’ good grades for college battles

Networks’ good grades for college battles (Facebook)

A stacked lineup of college football on Saturday paid dividends for networks. CBS Sports saw Auburn’s upset of Georgia hand the network with a 4.7/10 to rank as the highest-rated college football game of the day. The matchup was up 62% from last year’s 2.9/6 in the metered markets. Meanwhile, CBS Sports also announced its […]