CBS gets Army/Navy orders

CBS Sports Network's roster revealed (Facebook)

CBS Sports will serve as home base for the Army/Navy game for the foreseeable future courtesy of a new 10-year extension that runs into 2028. Last year’s Army-Navy game was the most-watched in 24 years. Meanwhile, CBS Sports Network will televise extensive shoulder programming, including live on-site coverage of the March On as part of […]

NBCU’s Championship lineup

NBCU's Championship lineup (Facebook)

NBCUniversal’s all-out presentation of Premier League’s “Championship Sunday” has its channel assignments as all 10 matches run live simultaneously across 10 different NBCUniversal television networks on Sunday at 10a. NBC and Telemundo will feature Arsenal/Everton as the centerpiece match, which NBCSN carries Liverpool/Middlesbrough. USA and Universo serve up Watford/Manchester City with Manchester United/Crystal Palace on […]

NHL Network thickens IIHF ties

NHL Network thickens IIHF ties (Facebook)

NHL Network secured exclusive rights to televise the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in the US from 2018-2020. NHL Network will offer complete coverage of the entire tournament, including game telecasts and comprehensive previews, highlights and analysis within its studio programming. The deal was with Infront Sports & Media and comes as NHL Network is […]

ESPN’s big pitch

ESPN's big pitch (Twitter)

ESPN hit the Upfront ready to tackle recent questions about its evolution, which included a bevy of staff cuts and the rise of cord cutting. “Let me be up front at this upfront: ESPN is responding to change, and we are making changes from the most dramatic position of strength,” said ESPN President John Skipper […]

Peyton’s next pass

Peyton's next pass (Facebook)

Elsewhere from the ESPN trenches, the company announced that The 2017 ESPYS Presented by Capital One will be hosted by Peyton Manning on ABC this July 12 at 8p. “It’s an honor to be asked to host The ESPYS, and it’s even more meaningful that it’s the 25th year for this incredible event,” said Manning. […]

SportsCenter’s new groove

SportsCenter's new groove

SportsCenter is getting an upgrade, as ESPN announced a slate of “enhancements” for its flagship series, along with new deals will a slate of anchors. The new SportsCenter Right Now initiative will “bring news updates to both digital and television platforms during daytime hours as well as during halftime of televised prime-time sporting events.” Starting […]

FOX Sports’ brand play

YouTube TV takes on the World (Facebook)

FOX Sports dedicated a chunk of its Upfront presentation to its sports division, with a theme that – in an era of ever-increasing media fragmentation, FOX Sports continues its rise – and the likes of Joe Buck, Terry Bradshaw, Alex Rodriguez and crew taking the spotlight and pushing points that included FOX Sports holding the […]

Watching the Watchmen

Watching the Watchmen

Amid the ever-increasing battle for audience eyeballs, Mark Phillip – founder and CEO of Are You Watching This?! – is doubling down on the gritty play of sports, courtesy of his service, serving up the motto “We watch sports. Every game. Every channel. And alert you when to tune in” in a move to sort […]

FOX Sports’ new morning exercise

FS1's morning exercise (Facebook)

As FOX prepares for its upfront presentation today, FS1 is gearing up for a new morning show. Ad Age writes that the network will debut First Things First with Cris Carter and Nick Wright ahead of the upcoming NFL season, with the series running 6-9:30a on weekdays and leading into Undisputed starting Sept. 5.

The ACC extends Irish stay

FOX gives VR treatment to Dame game

Notre Dame and the Atlantic Coast Conference are taking their football partnership into the next two decades, announcing a deal that will see the two orgs play five football games annually from 2026 through 2037 in a contract extension. The agreement continues a deal that began in 2014, after the school joined the league for […]