Sports Emmys share the love

Sports Emmys spread the love (ATAS)

The Sports Emmys produced big rewards for NBC Sports’ coverage of the Olympics (garnering four nods) as well as FOX Sports overall, with the company reeling in 18 winners across its brands to top the leaderboard. Coverage of the Summer Games drew wins for the categories of outstanding trans-media sports coverage, outstanding technical team remote, […]

PGA TOUR/FedEx play another round

The PGA TOUR/FedEx play another round (Facebook)

The PGA TOUR and FedEx Corp. unveiled a long-term extension of the shipping brand’s sponsorship of the FedExCup season-long competition through the 26-27 season. “The FedEx relationship has been invaluable to the PGA TOUR on multiple fronts for more than 30 years, beginning with its sponsorship of the FedEx St. Jude Classic,” PGA TOUR Commissioner […]

NFL seeks global performance

NFL seeks global performance

The NFL is tapping the services of Perform Group to market the NFL’s television broadcast rights in various global territories and the premium digital subscription product NFL Game Pass outside of the US and Europe. As part of the multi-year agreement, Perform will strategically market live game television rights, including Sunday afternoon games Thursday Night […]

Skates/Gates make historic date

Skates/Gates make historic date (Facebook)

With Nielsen fast national numbers in the books, NBC Sports reports that its coverage of the 143rd Kentucky Derby followed by the primetime Penguins/Capitals Stanley Cup Playoff Game 5 on Saturday posted spikes as Always Dreaming’s victory drew a Total Audience Delivery average of 16.5 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms – […]

CBS lays fate on Nate

CBS lays fate on Nate

Monday saw a bevy of talent news. Former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson is heading to CBS Sports, where he will serve as an analyst for The NFL Today, and will contribute to CBS Sports Network’s Sunday pre-game show, That Other Pregame Show. Burleson will join host James Brown, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Phil […]

AVP’s Sun talks volleyball’s spike

AVP's Sun talks volleyball's spike

This past weekend saw the opening of the AVP season, complete with a new deal with NBC Sports Group to carry all eight AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour events of the season on NBC and NBCSN, and additional content slated to run across digital and social platforms including and across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat […]

NBC’s grand Dreams

NBC's grand Dreams (Facebook)

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 […]