Ron Darling talks postseason play

Ron Darling talks postseason play (Facebook)

The MLB Postseason is upon us as the league elimninates its way to the World Series, flush with contenders that include heavyweight viewership regions such as New York, Boston, DC, Chicago, Houston and LA, equating to six of the top ten television markets. We have the postseason schedule below, but harnessing a powerful National League […]

Amazon gets Prime numbers for TNF

Amazon gets Prime numbers for TNF (Facebook)

In ratings news, the opening valley of Thursday Night Football’s multi-channel/platform coverage saw a Packers teams rout the Bears with an average minute audience basis by 15.1 million viewers across all platforms, including CBS Television Network, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Digital and CBS digital platforms. The telecasts on CBS and NFL Network notched […]

NBA likes odds of reformatted Draft

NBA likes odds of reformatted Draft

The NBA Board of Governors locked in changes to the NBA Draft Lottery system that will reduce the odds so that the teams with the three worst records will share the same chance of receiving the top overall draft pick beginning with the 2019 NBA Draft, with all three teams having a 14% change of […]

Paul Pierce has a new home

Paul Pierce has a new home

ESPN is turning to former NBA Finals MVP Paul Pierce as an NBA studio analyst. The 10-time NBA All-Star will appear regularly on NBA Countdown and The Jump throughout the regular season and the NBA Playoffs. Pierce has contributed to ESPN’s NBA Finals pregame and halftime coverage each of the past two seasons.

Amazon ready for primetime Packers

Amazon ready for primetime Packers

Amazon Prime Video launches the first of 11 streamed NFL games 8:25p with tonight’s edition of TNF pitting the Bears/Packers (also on CBS and NFL Network). Games will be made available to the tens of millions of Amazon Prime members worldwide as well as to Prime Video members internationally in over 200 countries and territories. […]

FOX set to binge for World Cup

FOX prepares World Cup broadcast blitz (Facebook)

FOX Sports detailed coverage plans for the largest production in the network’s 24-year history ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Daytime and late-night studio coverage will originate from a state-of-the-art facility in Moscow’s Red Square with the two-story complex offering two sets, a main anchor desk, and an interview area for World Cup Live, World […]

The NFL likes to Watch

NFL likes to Watch (Facebook)

The National Football League linked up with Facebook for a multiyear deal that will see the platform deliver official NFL video and other types of content to fans around the world. The league will publish NFL Game Recaps and official highlights from all 256 regular season games as well as the playoffs and Super Bowl […]

Feds call foul on college basketball

Feds cry foul on college basketball

Grim news from the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which filed charges against ten people in connection with fraud, corruption and bribery involving high school basketball athletes and NCAA college basketball programs. Among those arrested were: Lamont Evans, an associate coach of Oklahoma State University; Chuck Person, an associate coach of […]

USOC eyes another run

Blackmun steps down from USOC

Officials from the USOC stated that they are interested in playing host to an upcoming Winter Olympics, targeting either 2026 or 2030 for a bid. At a news conference Monday, CEO Scott Blackmun stated that Salt Lake City, Denver and Reno were all among the cities that might be considered. “We are definitely interested in […]

Sponsors react to NFL kneels

Sponsors react to NFL kneels

Sponsors began to roll out their own responses to President Trump’s recent condemnation of NFL players kneeling during the anthem. Monday say Nike release a statement to the media, writing “Nike supports athletes and their right to freedom of expression on issues that are of great importance to our society.” Meanwhile, Ford Motor Co. said […]