FOX lines up for US Women’s Open

FOX lines up for U.S. Women's Open (Facebook)

FOX Sports detailed plans for this week’s 73rd U.S. Women’s Open Championship live from Shoal Creek. For the first time ever, viewers will experience an uninterrupted broadcast of the entire U.S. Women’s Open on FOX, FS1, FOX Sports GO and as part of the USGA Championships on FOX presented by Rolex with live competition […]

Games 7 pushes ESPN

Game 7 pushes ESPN (Facebook)

With the NBA Finals locked and loaded, ESPN scored its second-largest NBA audience ever for the Cavaliers victory over the Celtics in Eastern Conference Finals Game 7. The game averaged 13,305,000 viewers, according to Fast Nationals from Nielsen. The 2018 Eastern Conference Finals on ESPN averaged 8,449,000 viewers, up 34% from last year’s Eastern Conference […]

FloSports picks up Rugby Channel

FloSports adds Rugby Channel (Facebook)

FloSports inked a deal to bring The Rugby Channel under its umbrella from Rugby International Marketing. The deal immediately awards FloSports the rights to all matches previously under The Rugby Channel and brings 51 new competitions annually to FloSports also announced that World Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight will join FloRugby as a […]

NBC Sports, NHL Network prepare for Cup Finals

NBC Sports, NHL Network prepare for Cup Finals (Facebook)

The NHL’s Eastern Conference Final Game 7, which saw the Capitals advance to the Stanley Cup Final, helped push NBC Sports’ coverage of the playoffs to now average a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 1.206 million viewers, which stands as the most-watched playoffs in 21 years and up 7% over 2017. NBC Sports’ coverage of […]

ESPN locks up UFC

ESPN locks up UFC rights

ESPN is officially all-in on UFC, with The Walt Disney Company announcing that it had picked up all US rights to the MMA promotion in a multi-year agreement that makes ESPN-branded media platforms the exclusive digital and television home of the UFC in the United States, further expanding streaming rights to UFC on ESPN+ and […]

NFL’s new kneeling stance

NFL's kneeling stance

The NFL announced that it is enact a national anthem policy for the league this season that requires players and league personnel on the sideline to stand but also gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they choose to not participate. If a player chooses to protest on the sideline, the […]

Cavs win drives ESPN gains

Cavs win drives ESPN gains (Facebook)

ESPN drummed up its highest-rated Conference Finals Game 4 in six years for the Cavaliers’ win over the Celtics on Monday night, according to Nielsen. The telecast drew a 6.1 metered market rating, up 45% from ESPN’s coverage of the Western Conference Finals Game 4 in 2017, and up 15% from the 2017 Eastern Conference […]

NASCAR prepares for USAF salute

NASCAR prepares for USAF salute (Facebook)

Beginning Memorial Day weekend, NASCAR honors United States Armed Forces heroes and their families as part of NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola, beginning with “600 Miles of Remembrance” during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. All 40 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars will bear the name of a fallen service member on their […]

Smackdown hits the FOX hole

Smackdown hits the FOX hole

Smackdown appears set to head to FOX, where WWE has reportedly agreed in principle to bring the property to FOX in a five-year deal with a total value of more than $1 billion, according to ESPN. The series has run on NBC Universal networks since 2010, although NBCU opted to only keep Raw in the […]

Fortnite’s $100 million shot

Fortnite's $100 million shot

Epic Games is lining up $100 million for Fortnite competitions during the 2018-19 season, with funding dedicated toward esports prize pools. “We’re getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different – we plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game,” the […]