Bridgestone treads deeper Olympic run

Bridgestone treads deeper Olympic run (Facebook)

Bridgestone Corporation continues to roll with the International Olympic Committee announcing an expansion of the company’s Olympic Partnership activation rights effective this year. The new deal sees the brand activate its Partnership globally through 2024 in association with the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 […]

USA Volleyball lines up new CEO

USA Volleyball lines up new CEO (Facebook)

USA Volleyball named sports media, marketing and business executive Jamie Davis as the organization’s CEO, effective immediately. Davis becomes the seventh CEO of USA Volleyball. His background include his own company, Jomadrew Sports and Entertainment, LLC, Fanatics, and Versus. “I am excited to share my background in sports media, e-commerce and technology to provide fresh […]

Rose Bowl blooms

Rose Bowl blooms (Facebook)

A classic Rose Bowl game on Monday handed the ESPN family with a total live audience of 16,040,000 viewers, according to Nielsen, to mark the most-watched non-semifinal New Year’s Six game ever. The last-minute USC victory pumped up viewership by 17% from year ago numbers, with the game then played on Jan. 1. Locally, Philadelphia […]

NFL Postseason plans

NBC aims high for NFL Kickoff

The NFL locked in its postseason matchups with the playoffs set to kick off on Jan 7 and running through Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 beginning with the Raiders/Texans at 4:30 on ESPN/ABC, followed by Lions/Seahawks on NBC at 8:15p. Sunday brings Dolphins/Steelers on CBS at 1p while Giants/Packers face off on FOX at […]

Comcast says YES

Comcast says YES

Good news for YES Network, which saw Comcast and 21st Century Fox lock in a new carriage deal that brings the RSN back to the Comcast lineup. The new deal included FOX News Channel as well as a dozen other Fox-owned regional cable networks although the WSJ writes that the channel likely won’t be back […]

Pick stars like Steph Curry and Chris Paul in the new NBA fantasy game

NBA's Christmas tidings

The NBA on Thursday unveiled a new real-time mobile fantasy game that synchronizes with its live national broadcasts. NBA InPlay – powered by technology from FanDuel – is available for free download at the App Store and Google Play, and provides basketball fans with a first-of-its-kind second-screen experience. Game users select their preferred team in […]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces latest decline

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces latest decline

The NFL’s ad revenue – after increasing in September and October – was down 17% year-over-year in November, according to ADWEEK. The decline is partially attributed to there being four fewer NFL games this November from a year ago. But the main reason for the revenue drop is an increase in audience deficiency units, or […]

Chicago Cubs celebrate end of World Series drought

YouTube TV takes on the World (Facebook)

The World Series champion Chicago Cubs will make a league-high five primetime appearances on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball during the 2017 season, including an opening-night game at the rival St. Louis Cardinals on April 2. The Cubs will also play back-to-back Sunday night games on ESPN against the Boston Red Sox on April 30 and […]

Artist rendering of a proposed MLS stadium in St. Louis

Artist rendering of a proposed MLS stadium in St. Louis

Planning for a $200 million soccer stadium in St. Louis hit a snag when incoming Missouri Governor Eric Greitens opposed public funding of the venue. After Greitens called the project “nothing more than welfare for millionaires,” the city of St. Louis delayed its request to the Missouri Development Finance Board for $40 million in state […]