Telemundo plots Russian strike

Twitter, Budweiser team for FIFA World Cup Man of the Match

Telemundo Deportes added another layer to its coverage of the 2018 World Cup Russia, announcing a complete line-up of Telemundo’s daily news and entertainment programming that will run live and on-site from Russia to supplement its coverage during the month-long event. Among the shows to temporarily relocate will be Un Nuevo Dia, Noticias Telemundo, Al […]

Taco Bell returns to scene of the crime

Taco Bell returns to scene of the crime (Facebook)

Taco Bell’s “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion is officially back for the NBA Finals as fans can snag a free Doritos Locos Taco throughout the country once a road team “steals” a win from the home team during the Finals. “The NBA Finals and Taco Bell are the perfect matchup, and we can’t […]

Turners taps talents of Abdo

Turner taps talents of Abdo

Turner’s Upfront presentation in New York saw the company name soccer broadcaster Kate Abdo as a studio host for Turner and Bleacher Report’s UEFA Champions League coverage, beginning with the upcoming 2018-19 season. Abdo will serve as the primary host for the league’s studio shows originating from Turner Studios in Atlanta, with studio coverage airing across […]

Postseasons continue viewership spikes

Postseason continues viewership spikes (Facebook)

In ratings news, ESPN’s coverage of the Celtics victory over the Cavaliers on Tuesday scored a 6.5 metered market rating, making it the highest-rated Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 since 2012. The contest was up 71% from last year’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 2, featuring the same matchup and up 51% over ESPN’sWestern Conference Finals Game 2 in […]

FOX Sports cranks U.S. Open production to 5G

FOX cranks U.S Open coverage to 5G

FOX Sports announced partnerships via the Fox Innovation Lab and Ericsson, Intel and AT&T, to leverage 5G technology to stream 4K video over 5G for potential broadcast nationwide at this year’s U.S. Open Championship from June 14-17. The 5G wireless technology will transmit 4K HDR images from two FOX Sports cameras positioned on the par-3 seventh hole […]

ESPN delivers upfront barrage

ESPN's upfront barrage

Meanwhile, ESPN’s upfront presentation to advertisers took place from Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre, as new president Jimmy Pitaro made his debut at the vent, along with personalities that spanned from Kenny Mayne to Kobe Bryant to Alex Rodriguez to Jerry Jones. Among the news coming out of ESPN’s day in the spotlight was the announcement that the network […]

Companies react to Supreme Court ruling

Esports prepares for wagering blitz (Facebook)

The US Supreme Court made the historic decision to strike down a federal law that required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events. Writing for the majority, Justice Samuel Alito said the problem with the federal law is that “state legislatures are put under the direct control of Congress.” With the ruling […]

Buck, Aikman pull double duty

Buck, Aikman pull double duty

FOX Sports confirmed that Troy Aikman and Joe Buck will officially call the NFL’s Thursday Night Football, Presented by Bud Light package on the network this season. “Since acquiring the rights to Thursday Night Football, we knew we wanted a big game feel,” said John Entz, President of Production & Executive Producer, FOX Sports. “There […]

NFL Experience Times Square

NFL Experience Times Square prepares for the spotlight

NFL Experience Times Square, the 40,000 square foot interactive football destination located in New York City, named sports and entertainment industry veteran Michael Williams as the venue’s new President. In addition, today will see the debut of NFL Network’s Good Morning Football from the facility at 7a, as the series takes root in its new […]

Top Rank packs a punch for ESPN

Top Rank packs a punch for ESPN (Facebook)

Saturday night’s Top Rank Boxing on ESPN saw the Linares vs. Lomanchenko main event draw a 1.0 metered market rating for the channel, marking cable television’s highest-rated fight of 2018, according to Nielsen overnight data, while the entire Top Rank on ESPN telecast ranked as ESPN’s highest-rated Top Rank telecast of the year. Overall, the […]