NBC’s grand Dreams

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Always Dreaming’s victory at the Kentucky Derby handed NBC with its second-best Derby overnight Nielsen score since 1992. The race drew a 10.5/23 on Saturday, up 12% over Nyquist’s win in 2016. NBC reports that its Kentucky Derby has posted a TV-only 10.0-or-better overnight number for 4 of past 5 years. Top markets: Louisville 39.0/65; […]

Sports Illustrated’s new chapter

Sports Illustrated's next chapter

Time Inc. laid out plans at its annual NewFront presentation for a new Sports Illustrated-branded streaming VOD service that will “build on the momentum of SI’s critically-acclaimed and growing video production unit to provide comprehensive long and short form sports programming using the best of its unparalleled access and storytelling.” Content would original series, documentaries, […]

E:60 takes root

E:60 takes root

ESPN is giving newsmagazine program E:60 a permanent home, announcing that – staring May 14 at 9a – a weekly Sunday morning edition will launch, marking the first time E:60 will air live and on a year-round basis in a regular timeslot. Hosts Jeremy Schaap and Bob Ley host from a dedicated new studio in […]

Verizon wins London game

NFL's London trio

Verizon stepped up to snag rights to stream London’s Raven/Jaguars game on Sept. 24, paying a reported $21 million in the deal with the NFL. The contest, according to the WSJ, will be showcased via three of Verizon’s platforms, including the likes of AOL, Complex and go90, as well as Yahoo if the pending $4.5 […]

NFL’s Square peg

NFL's Square peg

NFL Experience Times Square, created by Cirque du Soleil and in partnership with the NFL and opening up in Times Square In November, revealed details about some of the experiences available at the interactive attraction. The attraction will offer fans “a chance to step into the shoes of an NFL player through various physical challenges, […]

Twitter’s big haul

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Twitter’s first-ever Digital Content NewFronts presentation was heavy on the sports front, as the platform unveiled new live streaming content deals across the sports spectrum. Among the content poised to hit the social network will be the WNBA, MLBAM, STADIUM, The Players’ Tribune and PGA TOUR. With the WNBA, Twitter will now live stream a […]

Caps/Pens drive NHL hot streak

Skates/Gates make historic date (Facebook)

NBC Sports Group revealed that – midway through the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs – its coverage across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, and digital platforms saw Total Audience Delivery of the first 49 games average 829,000 viewers, marking the best score in three years and up 3% over 2017 despite the […]

NBC’s Derby marathon

NBC lines up Derby marathon

Derby Week will see NBC kick off the first leg of the Triple Crown with the Kentucky Derby and the most extensive Derby Day coverage ever on broadcast television on Saturday as the network serves up a live five hour telecast at 2:30p. Overall, NBC Sports Group kicks off its more than 15 hours of […]

ESPN’s dedicated lineup

ESPN's dedicated lineup (Facebook)

ESPN and ESPN2 are giving a deeper dive into individual sports, announcing a new weekday afternoon programming lineup dedicated to the NFL, NBA, college football and MLB. Following the addition of MLB Network’s Intentional Talk this week, the schedule will eventually include a year-round edition of The Jump covering the NBA at 3p, NFL Live […]

DraftKings’ keys to the kingdom

DraftKings' keys to the kingdom (Facebook)

The company that transformed how fans engage with sports, DraftKings, is celebrating its five year anniversary since launching in 2012. With the rise of daily fantasy sports, DraftKings reports that nearly 80% of players have increased their sports content consumption and that two-thirds of its customers say that they play DFS because it makes watching […]