FS1’s postseason heater

FS1 continues postseason blitz

The MLB postseason continues to push FS1 upward with Saturday’s NLCS Game 1 averaging over 5.9 million viewers to rank as the third most-watched telecast in channel history, projecting to score its highest-rated Saturday night ever with a 3.9 overnight score. Meanwhile, the Dodgers NLDS clinching win drew an average audience of over 4.5 million […]

FIFA eyes future of 48 and eSports

FIFA eyes future of 48 and eSports. (Facebook)

FIFA took a hard look at the future, with FIFA President Gianni Infantino stating yesterday that the organization should decide in January if it will expand from its 32-team format to one that features either 40 or 48 teams for the 2026 tournament. The AP writes that Infantino expects a decision when the ruling council […]

CBS, ESPN detail hardwood catalogs

ESPN goes for the Champ Week sweep

CBS Sports laid out its plans for the college basketball season, with both CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network delivering their most extensive schedule ever, featuring 270 total games and match-ups from 18 different conferences. CBS Sports tips off a slate of 39 games on Dec. 3 with UCLA/Kentucky while CBS Sports Network’s lineup 231 […]

NHL opens with digital press

NHL opens season with digital press

A new NHL season spells a new digital frontline as part of its recent ties with BAMTech, with the league offering fans more digital access points than ever as consumption experiences broaden to a wider array of devices and platforms including live streaming, mobile app, in-venue, social media, original team content, and more. Among the […]

Cubs win is sweet music for FS1

YouTube TV takes on the World

The Cubs’ NLDS clinching victory over the Giants handed FS1 with its most-watched telecast in the network history, nabbing an average audience of 6,368,000 viewers, according to Nielsen fast nationals. That numbers tops the previous record-holder by 7%. FOX Deportes also saw growth, scoring an average of 140,000 viewers, up 155% over last year’s Blue […]

NBC Sports Monumental deal

NBC Sports' Monumental deal (Facebook)

Monumental Sports & Entertainment is forging new ties with NBC Sports, announcing a media partnership that not only extends CSN Mid-Atlantic’s exclusive media rights for the NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards, but also features an investment by NBC Sports Group in Monumental Sports Network. The cross-equity and leadership structure sees MSE becomes an […]

Sports Illustrated eyes the big one

Sports Illustrated eyes the big one (Facebook)

Sports Illustrated and Endemol Shine Beyond USA are teaming up to hit new heights, announcing plans to produce a VR documentary that follows the journey of four climbers during their 2016 summit of Mt. Everest. The production marks the first complete ascent of Everest in VR and will debut in 2017 on Time Inc.’s new […]

PwC breaks down future of sports revenues

Nielsen sees opportunity in 2016 sports report

A new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers projects that media rights will officially pass ticket gate revenues as the biggest revenue driver in the industry by 2018. The research, from PwC’s new “At the Gate and Beyond” report, sees rights for broadcast, cable, Internet and mobile properties hitting $19.9 billion by 2018 to best revenue from live […]

The Kings get almond joy

The Kings experience almond joy

The Sacramento Kings became the second NBA franchise to lock in a jersey deal. The team announced a partnership with Blue Diamond Growers that will see the almond brand’s logo incorporated in all of the Kings uniforms. Blue Diamond will also join the Kings for their inaugural season at Golden 1 Center with its logo […]

NBC set to drop puck on new NHL season

NHL backs Everyone (Facebook)

Following the most-watched regular season on cable in 22 years, the NHL is poised to return to NBC Sports’ platforms on Wednesday with a Blues/Blackhawks showdown at 8p to open the season’s broadcast slate. Ahead of the new season, NBC Sports Executive Producer Sam Flood spoke about expectations and plans for the league in a […]