Vegas prepares to turn on the Lights

Vegas prepares to turn on the Lights (Facebook)

Capping a run the included the introduction of the NHL’s Golden Knights and the NFL’s Raiders to Las Vegas, the city also landed its first-ever professional soccer team in August, which will play in the United Soccer League. The squad will be the third USL expansion franchise to join the league for the 2018 season, […]

FOX Sports’ hot weekend

FOX Sports’ hot weekend (Facebook)

What a weekend for FOX Sports. Game 4 of the World Series saw the Dodgers win to tie the series hand FOX with the top metered market rating for a Game 4 since 2009. The matchup delivered a 10.6/20 in metered markets to top last year’s equivalent contest. That score is also up 14% over […]

Big Ten Network goes with the Flo

Big Ten Network goes with the Flo (Facebook)

FloSports hooked another whale to its roster, locking in a deal with Big Ten Network for a four-year agreement which includes the distribution rights to more than 1,000 non-televised Big Ten Conference events. The events were previously exclusive to BTN Plus and range from basketball to ice hockey, will now be available through FloSports’ sport-specific […]

Bellator’s app gets a refresh

Bellator's app gets a refresh

Bellator is debuting a new mobile app “tailored to be fan-focused and content-driven.” For the first time, Bellator fans will be able to watch live main card fights within the app, through television provider authentication in addition to preliminary cards which will be available worldwide and will stream live. The next-gen app also features the […]

NBCU prepares for Winter storm

NBCU prepares for Winter storm (Facebook)

Nov. 1 will see NBCUniversal celebrate 100 days until the start of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics with a company-wide blitz that will leverage broadcast, cable, affiliate, regional, digital, social, radio, and theme park assets. Mike Tirico, who will serve as NBC Olympics’ primetime host this winter, will be in South Korea to join a slate […]

Dodgers draw 15 million

Dodgers draw 15 million (Facebook)

Game one of the World Series saw FOX Sports reel in 15.5 million viewers across its platforms for the Dodgers victory, off pace from last year’s series featuring the Cubs, but ranking as the second most-watched World Series Game 1 since 2010. Breaking it down, FOX’s broadcast generated 14.97 million viewers, with 348,000 on FOX […]

ACC locks in a renewal with New York Life

ACC gains an extra Life (Facebook)

New York Life continues to embrace the conference agenda. The brand inked a renewal with the Atlantic Coast Conference to serve as an ACC Official Corporate Champion and title sponsor of the New York Life ACC Tournament. New York Life will continue to receive benefits that include television and marketing tie-ins with ACC Football and […]

Kansas winds push NASCAR numbers (Facebook)

Kansas winds push NASCAR numbers (Facebook)

NBC Sports Group reports that its presentation of Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race from Kansas Speedway averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 2.77 million viewers across NBCSN and NBC Sports Digital platforms, according to Nielsen and Adobe Analytics. The NBCSN-only telecast averaged 2.76 million viewers, up 31% over NBCSN’s prior three […]

Closing time for ESPN/Barstool

Closing time for ESPN/Barstool

It appears to be closing time for ESPN and Barstool Sports. ESPN released a statement yesterday that it had pulled out of a 10-day-old partnership with Barstool Sports. The move comes after a single airing of the late night talk show Barstool Van Talk and criticism for the partnership, including from ESPN’s Sam Ponder, who […]

Timberlake to take back the Super Bowl

Timberlake takes back the Super Bowl

The NFL locked in Justin Timberlake to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show taking place on NBC at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota on Feb. 4, 2018. The booking will mark Timberlake’s third time performing on the Super Bowl Halftime stage, giving him the distinction of having the most appearances by an individual […]