Nielsen’s 2016 highlights show

Nielsen's 2016 highlights show

Just over a week ago, Nielsen unveiled its annual list of trends and data sets for sport in 2016 as part of the annual Nielsen Year in Sports Media Report, examining the engagement with the Olympics, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, Indycar, UFC, soccer, golf, college sports and hockey. Nielsen Sports also broke out the […]

Turner recruits a Champion

Turner recruits a Champion (Facebook)

Surprise! An unexpected winner emerged in bidding competition for the Champions League TV rights, with Time Warner Inc.’s Turner Sports snagging a three year-deal, according to Bloomberg. Meanwhile, Spanish-language rights were awarded to Univision. The agreement kicks in next year with UEFA telling Turner that it likely also partner with “a non-traditional media company” like […]

FS1 drops the axe

Katie Nolan signs on

A flurry of news yesterday detailing a programming overhaul at FS1. News included network canceling its studio show Fox Sports Live, ending its run with show hosts Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, whose final show ran earlier this week. FS1 will now place MLB Whiparound in the 11p slot once MLB season kicks in. Meanwhile, […]

NASCAR’s Cars play

NASCAR's Cars play

The worlds of Disney/Pixar’s Cars are colliding with NASCAR courtesy of a new deal between the two companies that will spotlight Cars 3 this year. The movie hits theaters on June 16 and promotional plans are set to not only include Owen Wilson, the voice of Lightning McQueen, as grand marshal for Daytona 500, but […]

FOX Sports loads the bases

MLB plays Tea ball

FOX Sports locked in its lineup for its 22nd consecutive season of MLB coverage, unveiling its schedule for the 2017 MLB season on FS1, the FOX broadcast network, and FOX Deportes. Once again, the slate will the 2017 All-Star Game from Marlins Park on the FOX broadcast network, as well as the American League Division […]

NASCAR finds a Playmaker

NASCAR finds a Playmaker

NASCAR TrackPass, the sport’s digital subscription product developed specifically for the international market, is set to offer fans more live racing action, with viewers able to watch all 38 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and 33 NASCAR XFINITY Series events either through NASCAR’s local television partner or by subscribing to the service. The product will […]

BAMTech taps new CEO

BAMTech taps CEO

BAMTech has a new CEO, with MLBAM announcing that former Amazon exec Michael Paull would step into the role. There, Paull “will set the vision and guide this new venture as he leads its transformation into an independent company driving sustainable high growth.” Previously, he served as VP, Digital Video at Amazon in Seattle where […]

NASCAR ups northern exposure

NASCAR renews SiriusXM subscription

NASCAR has a long-term home in Canada, striking a multi-year rights extension with TSN and RDS that will see the networks retain exclusive Canadian media rights to all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races on all platforms. The multi-platform deal include expanded digital rights, with TSN and RDS delivering comprehensive coverage […]

Monster gets ready to roar on NASCAR’s turf

Monsters gets ready to road on NASCAR's turf (Facebook)

The new NASCAR season continues to rev up heading into Sunday’s Daytona 500 (on FOX at 2p) on a new season marked not only by a new points format, among other changes, but by the headline-grabbing addition of Monster Energy as an entitlement sponsor as well. Now known as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, […]

NBA All-Star lifts Turner

NBA All-Star lifts Turner (Facebook)

Audiences for the NBA All-Star Game presented by Kia continue to climb, as Sunday’s contest from New Orleans handed Turner Sports channels TBS and TNT with an average of 7.8 million total viewers. That marks the most-viewed NBA All-Star Game telecast since 2013 and up 3% in total viewers over last year’s event, according to […]