NCAA Tournament opens on a run

Turner/CBS prepare Madness run (Facebook)

The 2017 NCAA Tournament opened big for CBS and Turner Sports, as live game coverage across the networks, including the First Four and first Thursday games, averaged 7.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen, for an uptick of 5% over last year. Thursday’s game generated 8.2 million viewers, up 4 and ranks as the third most-watched […]

USA Gymnastics loses a Penny

USA Gymnastics loses a Penny (Facebook)

The USA Gymnastics Board of Directors accepted Steve Penny’s resignation as President and CEO of USA Gymnastics on Thursday. Penny informed the Board of his decision to resign during a Board conference call stemming from criticism over his handling of the organization’s response toward allegations of sexual abuse by a team doctor and coaches at […]

Standoff continues for women’s Hockey

Hockey's big truce (Facebook)

USA Hockey notified all 23 members of the US women’s national team that they had until 5p yesterday to decide if they were going to play in the IIHF World Championships, which starts March 31 in Michigan. However, the deadline passed without a response from the team’s members. The team announced Wednesday that they intended […]

ESPN’s Duke dominion

ESPN's Duke dominion (Facebook)

The ACC Championship game between Duke/Notre Dame on Saturday handed ESPN with a total live audience (TV + streaming) average of of 3,695,000 viewers, to mark the most-watched ACC Tournament game in nearly 20 years and, overall, the second most-watched ACC Tournament game in history. The matchup grew 29% over last year’s game. Adding in […]

Mastercard orders another round

Mastercard orders another round (Facebook)

Mastercard, the PGA TOUR and Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation inked an extension of Mastercard’s sponsorship of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard through 2020. “We are extremely pleased to announce the continuation of Mastercard’s dedicated support as we begin a new chapter at Arnold’s tournament with these important enhancements and the celebration of his […]

BBC extends Masters marriage

Tournament of Champions gets Sentry duty

The BBC has lined up a golden anniversary with the Masters. The company inked an extension to continue its deal to broadcast the staple golf tournament with the agreement including highlights of the opening two rounds of the tournament, as well as live coverage of the decisive Saturday and Sunday rounds. Further offerings include an […]

NLL adds a new home

NLL adds a home

The National Lacrosse League is bound for XUMO, a live and video-on-demand (VOD) OTT service to provide smart-TV owners with free access to NLL recorded games and highlights. NLL content will be available via the XUMO platform through its integration on Magnavox, Panasonic, Philips, Sanyo and VIZIO smart TVs; via Roku; and on XUMO iPhone […]

Nets prepare for NCAA run

Nets prep for NCAA Championship run (Facebook)

Turner Sports and CBS Sports have their announcer lineups in place for coverage of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Brian Anderson, Clark Kellogg and Lewis Johnson will open play with the First Four tonight starting at 6:40p, while Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore and Ros Gold-Onwude handle Wednesday’s microphone duties. Thursday’s […]

El Rey’s Baja blast

El Rey's Baja blast

SCORE International unveiled an agreement with El Rey Network to carry the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship in Baja California as well as the special SEMA SCORE Baja 1000 Experience and SCORE Baja 1000 qualifying in Las Vegas. SCORE TV shows will continue to air internationally through syndication.

Greg Gumbel’s March Odysseys

Greg Gumbel's March Odysseys

Year seven of the CBS Sports/Turner Sports partnership for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship is underway this week, as live coverage of all 67 games will run across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. With the First Four getting underway tomorrow, the staple event will this year see CBS […]