Broadcasters lock in NFL slate

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The NFL and its broadcast partners announced the 17-week, 256-game regular-season line for 2017, which kicks off Sept. 7 on NBC as the Patriots host the Chiefs Thanksgiving will feature a tripleheader on Nov. 23. Opening with the Vikings/Lions at 12:30p on FOX, followed by Chargers/Cowboys at 4:30p on CBS and concluding with Giants/Redskins on […]

Univision turns up the audio

Univision turns up the audio

Univision Deportes is launching a new national sports radio network, appropriately named Univision Deportes Radio. The platform will offer a lineup of soccer matches, including live national broadcasts featuring teams from LigaMX, CopaMX, the US National teams, MLS and Liga Portugal in addition to local radio assets and partnerships with local market contests that include: […]

Bucs next on Knocks

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will serve as the centerpiece for HBO Sports’ next run of Hard Knocks. The 14-time Sports Emmy Award-winning series will debut the new season on Aug. 8 at 10p with other eps running on Tuesdays at the same time, with encore plays Wednesday nights. “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have everything we […]

ABC Scored records with Sunday’s Warriors win

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The NBA Playoffs continue to surge, as ABC’s coverage of the Warriors’ Game 1win over the Trail Blazers on Sunday drummed up a total live audience (television and streaming) of 6,624,000 average viewers, making it the network’s most-watched NBA Playoffs opening weekend game ever, according to Nielsen. That number was up 22% over the corresponding […]

Stanley Cup Playoffs push NBC platforms

Stanley Cup Playoffs push NBC platforms (Facebook)

Meanwhile, NHL postseason action has continued the postseason uptick trend. NBC Sports Group reports that – through the first five days of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs – the company has experienced year-over-year increases, record-setting digital consumption, and the best start ever for its cable networks. Total Audience Delivery for the first five days of […]

Joshua/Klitschko battle doubles down

Joshua/Klitschko battle doubles down (Photo Credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME)

It’s a double play for the upcoming battle between IBF Heavyweight World Champion Anthony Joshua and former unified world champion Wladimir Klitschko as Matchroom Sport, Klitschko Management Group and K2 Promotions announced that both Showtime and HBO will carry the event on April 29 from Wembley Stadium. Showtime serves as the exclusive US home for […]

The PGA TOUR Ultra boost

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The PGA TOUR and Anheuser-Busch locked in an extension that continues Michelob ULTRA’s designation as the “Official Beer Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions” through 2020. Michelob ULTRA will maintain “a significant presence” at more than 45 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Tour as well as expand […]

The NCAA makes a play

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The NCAA is giving a facelift to its recruiting practices after the org’s Division I Council voted for a set of rules changes on Friday, with the changes set to be presented to the NCAA Board of Directors next month for approval Among the overhauls will be a recruiting calendar that allows for an early […]

ESPN’s Universal program

ESPN’s Universal program

The NBA unleashed two new spots on ESPN on Saturday during the NBA Playoffs promoting two Universal Pictures films – Despicable Me 3 and The Mummy. The spots were created by ESPN’s CreativeWorks team and marked the first time Universal Pictures has supported two films during Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs. In “Brothers Therapy,” […]

Sinclair’s Silver platter

Sinclair’s Silver platter

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Silver Chalice and 120 Sports are joining forces as equity partners on a new multi-platform sports network that will feature a linear broadcast and comprehensive digital offerings. The network will be built through the merging of 120 Sports’ live studio operations, Silver Chalice’s Campus Insiders’ live collegiate games and Sinclair’s American Sports […]