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 […]

Amazon’s new Prime target

Amazon's new Prime target (Facebook)

Amazon continues to deepen its sports roots, announcing plans to forge a show around Premier League staple Manchester City. Produced by Amazon Prime Video, the series will go behind-the-scenes series following the team and coach, Pep Guardiola throughout the season. Production will be available to members of its Prime digital-video service in 2018 with Amazon […]

TNF changes its POV

TNF changes its POV (Facebook)

NBC Sports will tackle its second week of TNF coverage with its “dual” SkyCam system to present a new primary-viewing angle next week when the Titans take on the Steelers. “We are excited to present a game with the majority of live-action coverage coming from SkyCam,” said Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of NBC Sunday Night […]

Univision makes Bundesliga play

Univision makes Bundesliga play

Univision Deportes locked in a three-year sublicensing deal with FOX Deportes to carry Spanish-language rights to matches from Germany’s top soccer league, Bundesliga. Univision Deportes is now scheduled to air three matches per week across UDN (and broadcast network UniMas. Univision Deportes will also telecast a weekly preview show on UDN, while also providing fans […]

MLB ad revenues climb

MLB plays Tea ball

ESP Research reports that MLB saw sponsors fork up a record $892 million this past season, marking an increase of 7.9% over 2016. The report, per Yahoo, adds that NBA sponsors spent $861 million last season, up 7.8% increase, with NHL sponsors dedicating $505 million for a rise of 5.9% increase while MLS sponsors are […]

Turner Sports gathers Intel for VR play

Turner Sports gathers Intel (Facebook)

Turner Sports is doubling down on VR initiatives, locking in a deal with Intel for a multiyear partnership that will make Intel the exclusive provider of virtual reality content for key matchups for the NBA on TNT using Intel True VR technology, beginning with NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles. Additionally, Intel is partnering with […]

Discover’s Big deal

FOX Sports ups a Big name (Facebook)

Discover is enrolling with the Big Ten Conference and the Big Ten Network, inking a deal to become the official credit card of the 14-school conference. The agreement, executed in conjunction with FOX Sports, includes the first ever presenting sponsorship of the Big Ten Football Championship Game televised on the FOX broadcast network and will […]

NBC Olympics plots route on cable cars

NBC Olympics plots route on cable cars (Facebook)

NBC Olympics locked in cable channel assignments for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games this February from PyeongChang, South Korea, leveraging cable channels NBCSN, CNBC, and USA Network to carry more than 450 hours of coverage overall. NBCSN will serve as the cable home of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, picking up the bulk of the programming […]

NFL on CBS reaps rewards

NFL on CBS reaps rewards (Facebook)

Sunday brought the bounty to CBS, which saw the NFL on CBS score a 15% spike in rating over last year’s Week 9 coverage, averaging an overnight household rating/share of 11.8/23 in the metered markets. The marks the franchise’s highest rating of the 2017 season with an average metered markets overnight HH rating/share of 14.2/26, […]