FOX’s college course

FOX's college course (Facebook)

FOX Sports carved up its fall college football buffet plans, with the new season anchored by games from the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences with battles that include Ohio State/Michigan (Nov. 25), Texas/USC (Sept. 16) and Oklahoma/Oklahoma State (Nov. 4), as well as the Big Ten and Big 12 championship games. “By adding […]

NBC’s Cup overfloweth

NHL talks digital fruits (Facebook - Pittsburgh Penguins)

Game 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night gave NBC a year-over-year spike, as the Penguins victory drew an average Total Audience Delivery of 5.038 million viewers, up 22% over last year’s Game 1. That marks the third-most watched Game 1 since NBC Sports began televising the Stanley Cup Final in 2006. […]

Whistle’s Nitro boost

Whistle's Nitro boost

Whistle Sports is adding Nitro Circus to its roster, partnering to create and distribute long- and short-form content throughout Whistle Sports’ network of 350 million fans and followers across social platforms. Through the agreement, Nitro Circus will also facilitate opportunities for Whistle Sports creators to attend and produce content at Nitro events around the world. […]

ESPN’s Chip shot

ESPN's Chip shot (Facebook)

ESPN recruited former head coach Chip Kelly to the company under a multiyear deal as a studio analyst, predominantly working college football pre-games, halftimes and studio wraps each Saturday on ESPN2 as well as appearing on SportsCenter on Fridays and Sundays to offer insight to college and NFL games. “Chip is one of the most […]

NBA Finals ready to roll

NBA extends European stay (Facebook - NBA)

Meanwhile, ESPN its programming in line for the NBA Finals, which will see the Cleveland/Golden State begin Thursday at 9p ON abc. Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson and Doris Burke – who enter their eighth NBA Finals together – will once again call the series. On ESPN Radio, the broadcast team will include […]

FOX Sports’ preps Mother lode

FOX Sports preps Mother lode (Facebook)

FOX Sports is preparing for its first-ever presentation of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 with a programming lineup that will include televising all 16 Confederations Cup matches live from Russia from June 17-July 2 across its family of networks. FS1 carries 12 matches with two each appearing on the FOX broadcast network and FS2. […]

Greenberg reups

Greenberg reups

Seth Greenberg will be calling ESPN home for the foreseeable future, as the college basketball analyst inked a multiyear extension with the company to continue his main roles of weeknight studio analysis as well as on College GameDay Covered State Farm. He will appear on various ESPN platforms, including regular appearances on SportsCenter and ESPN […]

NBA rebooks Charlotte trip

NBA All-Star Game feels the draft

The NBA is once again setting its eyes on Charlotte, announcing that the city will host NBA All-Star 2019 on Feb. 17 that year, after previously moving away from the state over controversies surrounding HB2. “We have decided to award NBA All-Star 2019 to Charlotte based on this deep connection and the belief that we […]

NFL revisits Orlando

NFL revisits Orlando (Facebook)

Meanwhile, the NFL announced that the Pro Bowl will return to Orlando in 2018, locking in Camping World Stadium for the second year in a row on Jan. 28 at 3p. For the first time, the game will be carried on ESPN and simulcast on ABC while ESPN Deportes will offer a Spanish-language production of […]

NASCAR’s new track trek

NASCAR's new track trek

NASCAR and its broadcast partners unveiled the 2018 national series schedules with the lineup getting a bigger overhaul than normal next year. Changes include the final regular season race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series taking place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway instead of at Richmond, while the Round of 16 for the Chase begins […]