Twitter’s big haul

WNBA books 2018 plans (Facebook)

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 […]

Auds scout NFL Draft

Auds scout NFL Draft

Opening night for the NFL Draft delivered gains for the event’s media partners. ESPN reports a total live audience of 6,924,000 viewers for its Thursday night telecast of Round 1, which ranks as the fourth most-viewed Round 1 telecast on ESPN since the new primetime format began in 2010, with a 7% uptick over last […]

Intentional Talk pitches a double

ESPN's dedicated lineup (Facebook)

ESPN and MLB Network are set to launch a new content collaboration initaitive, with ESPN2 set to add MLB Network’s Intentional Talk to its afternoon lineup starting May 1. The weekday show will air Monday through Friday on the network from 4-5p during the season, and as a 30-minute telecast in the offseason. Intentional Talk […]

Celtics prove lucky for TNT

Celtics prove lucky for TNT (Facebook)

Wednesday night’s Bulls/Celtics telecast extended TNT’s winning streak to nine games, as the network once again took the evening, and ranking tops among P18-34, M18-34, M18-49 & M25-54, according to Nielsen. The contest averaged 4.3 million viewers for the network, up 17% vs. last year’s comparable coverage. Meanwhile, with NBA TV’s five originally produced first-round […]

ESPN’s high-profile cuts

ESPN’s high-profile cuts

An anticipated brutal day was worse than expected as ESPN dropped the axe on around 100 staffers on Wednesday, more than the projected 50-70 cited previously in various publications. Among the on-air casualties were Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore, Danny Kanell, Jay Crawford, Pierre LeBrun, Jane McManus, Brendan Fitzgerald, Mike Goodman, Jim Bowden and Mark Saxon. […]

Golf Channel’s collegiate course

Golf Channel's collegiate course

Golf Channel detailed broadcast plans for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships in May with more than 100 hours of combined news and tournament coverage for the two tournaments from Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Spanning May 19-31, the 2017 NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships will be contested […]