NCAA adds Google Cloud as partner

Commission seeks changes to NCAA

The NCAA has tabbed Google Cloud as its official cloud provider. Through the partnership, which also involves Turner Sports and CBS Sports, more than 80 years worth of statistical game and competition data – across NCAA 90 championships and 24 sports – will be migrated to Google Cloud. As a result, fans and NCAA members […]

Kobe’s jersey retirement rebounds NBA TV ratings

Kobe’s jersey retirement rebounds NBA TV ratings

Kobe Bryant helped deliver NBA TV’s most-watched telecast of the season, as the Dec. 18 game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors – which included Bryant’s jersey retirement ceremony – averaged 622,000 viewers. NBA TV’s game telecasts are up 28% overall compared to last year.

John Skipper steps down as ESPN president

John Skipper steps down as ESPN president

John Skipper has stepped down as president of ESPN to seek help for a substance addiction problem that he said he’s struggled with for many years. “I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem,” said Skipper, adding that his public disclosure comes with […]

NBA creates global youth basketball tournament

NBA creates global youth basketball tournament

The NBA next year will introduce a first-of-its-kind youth basketball tournament for the top boys and girls teams, ages 14 and under, from around the world. The Jr. NBA World Championship will be played Aug. 7-12, 2018 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando. A total of 16 […]

The AVP and Amazon Announce Landmark Partnership

The AVP and Amazon Announce Landmark Partnership

Amazon is on the move again, landing the exclusive broadcast rights for the AVP. The partnership provides Amazon Prime Video worldwide distribution rights, excluding China, to the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour tournaments across the country from May to September annually. Beginning with the 2018 AVP Pro Tour Season, Prime Video will deliver live coverage […]

Disney/Fox deal will impact sports media biz

Disney/Fox deal will impact sports media biz

Disney’s $52.4 billion deal to acquire assets from 21st Century Fox could have a big impact on the sports media business: Fox is holding on to Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, but would hand over its 22 regional sports networks, which produce over 5500 live games per year. “We’re going to launch an […]

ESPN’s John Skipper Addresses over 400 staff members in Bristol

ESPN's John Skipper Addresses over 400 staff members in Bristol

In a wide-ranging, two-hour meeting with over 450 of the company’s forward-facing talent, ESPN President John Skipper emphasized that ESPN is poised for continued success in an evolving media landscape. “At the end of this meeting I want you to be confident about the future of ESPN,” Skipper said. “I want you to feel proud […]

The WWE Launches A New Content Offering With Facebook

The WWE Teams With Facebook

WWE has reached an agreement with Facebook to develop a new in-ring competition, the Mixed Match Challenge, that will stream live exclusively on the social media platform beginning Jan. 16. The series will air on Tuesday nights for 12 weeks in 20-minute episodes, with a mixed tag-team pro wrestling tournament specifically created for the Facebook […]

NFL dominates the Tuesday headlines

NFL dominates the Tuesday headlines  (Facebook)

Allegations of sexual misconduct have led to the suspensions of five analysts at NFL Network and ESPN. Responding to a complaint by a former employee, wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor, NFL Network suspended Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor as it investigates Cantor’s claim. ESPN said Eric Davis and Donovan McNabb “will […]

Topps hits a record year for sales thanks to Aaron Judge

Topps hits a record year for sales thanks to Aaron Judge

Topps released their final numbers for TOPPSNOW 2017. The Top 5 best-selling TOPPS NOW cards of all time all rolled off the presses this past summer: New York Yankees OF Aaron Judge, commemorating his rookie home run record (2017), sold 16,138 cards; Judge, commemorating his Home Run Derby (2017) win, sold 8,997 cards; Judge, commemorating […]

CynCity

Cynsiders

Instagram