Bucs next on Knocks

Bucs next on Knocks (Facebook)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will serve as the centerpiece for HBO Sports’ next run of Hard Knocks. The 14-time Sports Emmy Award-winning series will debut the new season on Aug. 8 at 10p with other eps running on Tuesdays at the same time, with encore plays Wednesday nights. “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have everything we […]

ABC Scored records with Sunday’s Warriors win

ABC’s ratings Warrior (Facebook)

The NBA Playoffs continue to surge, as ABC’s coverage of the Warriors’ Game 1win over the Trail Blazers on Sunday drummed up a total live audience (television and streaming) of 6,624,000 average viewers, making it the network’s most-watched NBA Playoffs opening weekend game ever, according to Nielsen. That number was up 22% over the corresponding […]

Stanley Cup Playoffs push NBC platforms

Stanley Cup Playoffs push NBC platforms (Facebook)

Meanwhile, NHL postseason action has continued the postseason uptick trend. NBC Sports Group reports that – through the first five days of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs – the company has experienced year-over-year increases, record-setting digital consumption, and the best start ever for its cable networks. Total Audience Delivery for the first five days of […]

Joshua/Klitschko battle doubles down

Joshua/Klitschko battle doubles down (Photo Credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME)

It’s a double play for the upcoming battle between IBF Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua and former unified world champion Wladimir Klitschko as Matchroom Sport, Klitschko Management Group and K2 Promotions announced that both Showtime and HBO will carry the event on April 29 from Wembley Stadium. Showtime serves as the exclusive US home for […]

The PGA TOUR Ultra boost

The PGA TOUR gets an ultra boost (Facebook)

The PGA TOUR and Anheuser-Busch locked in an extension that continues Michelob ULTRA’s designation as the “Official Beer Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions” through 2020. Michelob ULTRA will maintain “a significant presence” at more than 45 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Web.com Tour as well as expand […]

The NCAA makes a play

FOX's college course (Facebook)

The NCAA is giving a facelift to its recruiting practices after the org’s Division I Council voted for a set of rules changes on Friday, with the changes set to be presented to the NCAA Board of Directors next month for approval Among the overhauls will be a recruiting calendar that allows for an early […]

ESPN’s Universal program

ESPN’s Universal program

The NBA unleashed two new spots on ESPN on Saturday during the NBA Playoffs promoting two Universal Pictures films – Despicable Me 3 and The Mummy. The spots were created by ESPN’s CreativeWorks team and marked the first time Universal Pictures has supported two films during Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs. In “Brothers Therapy,” […]

Sinclair’s Silver platter

Sinclair’s Silver platter

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Silver Chalice and 120 Sports are joining forces as equity partners on a new multi-platform sports network that will feature a linear broadcast and comprehensive digital offerings. The network will be built through the merging of 120 Sports’ live studio operations, Silver Chalice’s Campus Insiders’ live collegiate games and Sinclair’s American Sports […]

Cynopsis Award winners

Cynopsis Award winners

Blanketing the sports media landscape, covering digital, social, marketing, sponsorship and production categories, Cynopsis once again filled the room on Thursday for the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards. Congratulations to our luminaries and all of our winners. Turner Sports, NBC Sports and FOX Sports took home the most trophies, with each of the companies clocking in […]

NFL and its teams are sued over Rams’ relocation to Los Angeles

NFL and its teams are sued over Rams’ relocation to Los Angeles

The National Football League has been sued by the city of St. Louis and the region’s convention and sports complex authority over the relocation of the Rams to Los Angeles more than a year ago. The NFL and all 32 of the league’s teams are named as defendants in the suit, which seeks damages and […]