ESPN’s new NFL All-Stars

ESPN’s new NFL All-Stars

ESPN locked in its new NFL studio show lineups. With Chris Berman shifting to a new role later this year, the company announced that Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder and Trey Wingo will shift into Berman’s host responsibilities moving forward. Kolber, who co-hosted Monday Night Countdown with Berman since 2015, will now host the entire Monday […]

NBC feathers west coast RSNs

NBC feathers west coast RSNs

CSN Bay Area and CSN California are getting a facelift, as NBC Sports Regional Networks announced plans to rename the two RSNs to NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, respectively, on April 2. “The two networks mark the first of NBC Sports Group’s nine regional networks to incorporate the “NBC Sports” brand. A […]

Team USA fuels MLB Network surge

WBC fuels MLB Network (Facebook)

All signs continued to point up leading into last night’s championship game for the World Baseball Classic, as MLB Network scored 1.4 million viewers for Tuesday’s semifinal game between Team USA/Team Japan, marking the channel’s most-watched non-Postseason game telecast ever and up 48% over its previous record for a WBC game. The two 2017 World […]

A new reality for the NCAA

A new reality for the NCAA (Facebook)

Get ready for a virtual pass to the NCAA Tournament. NCAA March Madness Live, managed by Turner Sports in partnership with CBS Sports and the NCAA, announced plans to serve up enhanced VR coverage of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, offering multiple ways for fans to immerse themselves into the action starting […]

Tennis Channel brings in a ringer

Tennis Channel brings in a ringer (Facebook)

Tennis Channel is tapping the services of longtime sports staple Ed Goren to serve as an ongoing production consultant for the network. The longtime vice chairman of FOX Sports will offer strategic guidance and advice in all aspects of the channel’s live and studio production. “Working with David Hill in launching FOX Sports, there was […]

NCAA Tournament numbers stay heated

NCAA Tournament numbers stay heated (Facebook)

March Madness continues to foster viewership fever, as CBS Sports and Turner Sports saw coverage of the 2017 NCAA Tournament drum up record viewership across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV as well as for streaming on NCAA March Madness Live and engagement through social media channels heading into the Sweet Sixteen. Live game coverage across […]

CBS Sports Radio lineup hits shuffle

CBS Sports Radio lineup hits shuffle (Facebook)

CBS Sports Radio will see its lineup get a shakeup with the departure of Doug Gottlieb from the airwaves, where he will wrap up his run on April 14. The schedule shuffle will see Gottlieb’s show replaced in the 3-6p slot by current 9a-noon hosts Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney, who will also assume Gottlieb’s […]

Eleven Sports books US voyage

Eleven Sports book US voyage (Facebook)

The entry of Eleven Sports into the US television market a week ago marks the latest strategic acquisition for the growing sports media entity. Last week’s announcement that the global broadcaster picked up certain distribution assets stateside from ONE World Sports now brings the company to 50 million homes across the US, where it will […]

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 […]