NBC Sports gets ready to Open

NBC is ready to Open

NBC Sports Group is lining up nearly 140 hours of television coverage of The 146th Open from July 17-23, anchored by 78 scheduled hours of live tournament and news programming on-site, which marks the most-ever for a major championship, according to the company. NBC Sports also is expanding its live coverage of The Open Qualifying […]

Curry’s latest ride

Curry's newest ride. (Facebook)

Infinity Motor Co. locked in a global partnership with NBA basketball star Stephen Curry to be its new global brand ambassador. According to the brand, the Golden State Warrior’s “achievements and personal ambition to be at the top of his profession embody the spirit of Infinity’s new brand positioning ‘Empower the Drive.’” The automotive manufacturer […]

ESPN snags A Woj

ESPN snags A Woj (Facebook)

NBA journalist Adrian Wojnarowski made it official and is joining ESPN as an NBA Insider starting July 1, where he will make his debut on SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt at Midnight and will then also join the NBA Free Agency Special hosted by Rachel Nichols on ESPN2. In addition to ESPN’s lineup of programming, […]

FOX navigates the All-Stars

FOX navigates the All-Stars (Facebook)

FOX Sports laid out plans for the 2017 All-Star Game from Marlins Park in Miami on July 11, with pregame coverage beginning at 7:30p on FOX. John Smoltz will be joined in the broadcast booth by Joe Buck, who calls his record 19th All-Star Game. Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci report throughout the game […]

FOX updates UEFA’s Facebook status

FOX updates UEFA's Facebook status

FOX Sports and Facebook are teaming up to stream UEFA Champions League matches via Facebook Live this season. The deal will see contests carried on FOX Sports Facebook Page, and in Spanish on the FOX Deportes Facebook Page starting in Sept during group stage competition. The partnership includes two live matches per match day in […]

NBC’s Premier Pass

NBC's Premier calendar (Facebook)

NBC Sports Gold lined up its next product, announcing Premier League Pass, a service that offers US auds access to 130 live Premier League matches as well as “the most robust offering of Premier League shoulder programming ever available in the US.” The pass is powered by Playmaker Media and priced at $49.99, with at […]

FOX Sports goes Out-of-Home

Disney/Fox deal will impact sports media biz

Nielsen is bringing FOX Sports under the umbrella of its National Out-of-Home Reporting Service. The multi-year agreement will hand FOX Sports broadcast network, FS1, FS2 and FOX Deportes with program and commercial ratings for live through live + 7 days of time-shifted viewing. “Sports are being watched everywhere, every day and on every type of […]

NBC Sports’ familiar Voice

NBC Sports' familiar Voice

NBC Sports announced that country music star and coach of The Voice, Blake Shelton, will once again perform the 2017 NASCAR on NBC opening theme. The refreshed show open will be set to Shelton’s song “Bringing Back the Sunshine” and debut on Saturday at 7p during NBC’s coverage of the Coke Zero 400. This year’s […]

NeuLion adds EFL to passion playlist

NeuLion adds EFL to passion playlist (Facebook)

As the popularity of OTT continues to rise, NeuLion unveiled plans for its newest partnership in the space, locking in a deal with the English Football League for a new platform that will go live in August dedicated to the 72 clubs in the organization. Matches will become available worldwide for the first time through […]

NBA Draft sees stock soar

NBA Draft sees stock soar (Facebook)

The 2017 NBA Draft gave ESPN a rise, as coverage notched a 2.7 metered market rating on Thursday for a 13% uptick over 2016. That number also marks the third-highest rated NBA Draft on the network. On the digital front, the event set several streaming records, drawing an average minute streaming audience of 135,200 viewers, […]