Olympic Channel is off to the races

Costas steps aside for Mike Tirico to take over Olympic primetime duties.

Saturday marked the launch of NBC Sports’ latest endeavor, the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA in partnership with the IOC and the USOC. The linear TV network will offer fans year-round programming of Olympic sports from around the world, with a spotlight on top American athletes and teams and a programming lineup that will […]

AT&T Sportsnet takes root

AT&T Sportsnet takes Root

AT&T formally pulled the plug on its Root Sports brand in the Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions, converting the RSNs to the AT&T SportsNet brand, “We have always brought an authentic and personal level of coverage to all of our teams, because as fans, we also know the history and feel the rivalries,” said […]

Fantasy marriage is over

Fantasy marriage is over

FanDuel and DraftKings are calling off their merger, announcing plans to drop out of their proposed plan to combine the two companies. Last month saw with FTC state that it would block the agreement, noting that the united entity would control 90% of the market. In a statement, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins said that “we […]

FOX’s fall college football faces

FOX's fall football faces

FOX Sports revealed its lineup of talent for the new college football season, with play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson and analyst Joel Klatt returning for their third season together in the booth as the company’s lead college football voices, where they will be joined by Jenny Taft. Also teaming for microphone duties will be play-by-play announcer […]

FOX gets a rise out of ASG

FOX gets a rise out of ASG (Facebook)

The 88th Mid-Summer Classic scored gains over its 2016 counterpart as the Major League Baseball All-Star Game snagged a combined 9.442 million viewers across FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO, marking a 7% rise over last year’s combined audience of 8.829 million viewers. The FOX broadcast drew a 5.5/11 in Nielsen fast-nationals. Numbers also […]

NBC’s Premier calendar

NBC's Premier calendar (Facebook)

Less than a month before the 2017-18 Premier League season, NBC Sports Group unveiled its TV slate for the first two months of the season starting Aug. 11 at 2:45p on NBCSN. The NBCUniversal family of networks will showcase at least five games each week in the season’s first two months with the action opening […]

ESPN’s Derby dinger

ESPN's Derby dinger (Facebook)

ESPN’s 2017 edition of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby was a hit with auds, ranking as the most-watched since 2008 and the second-most watched since 1999, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. Overall, ESPN generated an average total live audience of 8,689,000 viewers, for a 55% markup over last year when adding in ESPN2’s Spanish-language […]

CBS wants the Colonial experience

CBS gets the Colonial experience (Facebook)

The Colonial Athletic Association now has a long-term home for the semifinals and finals of the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship, locking in a deal with CBS Sports Network for the next four years of the tournament through 2021. As part of the agreement, the four-day CAA Men’s Basketball Championship will now run from Saturday-Tuesday, allowing […]

Mayweather/McGregor’s media moxie

Mayweather/McGregor’s media moxie

Amid the hype for the Floyd Mayweather Jr./Conor McGregor PPV on Aug. 26, Showtime PPV locked in details for the fight, locking in the price of $89.95 for the show, with an addition $10 for HD. Meanwhile, Showtime Sports announced that it will present the official live stream of the Mayweather vs. McGregor four-city, three […]

ESPY powers activate

ESPY powers activate

ESPN unveiled the roster of sponsors for The 25th ESPYS on ABC on Wednesday at 8p. Capital One will return as the presenting sponsor of the show with the Capital One Cup, awarded annually at The ESPYS to the best men’s and women’s Division I college athletic programs in the country. Additionally, Capital One is […]