Cubs clincher makes FS1 history

YouTube TV takes on the World

FS1 delivered its own heater with the Cubs’ clincher of the NLCS to open the doors to the World Series. The 5-0 win over the Dodgers delivered an average audience of 9,706,000 viewers, according to the channel, with a 6.3 overnight rating, marking the most-watched and highest-rated telecast in FS1 history, according to Nielsen fast […]

NBA Digital’s weekly VR date

NBA unveils TV slate

NBA Digital locked in a deal with NextVR to offer fans a live stream of at least one NBA League Pass game per week in VR during the 2016-17 season to mark the first regular schedule of live games delivered in VR by a professional sports league. The deal also sees NextVR become the “Official […]

Turner plots CES sequel

Turner plots CES sequel

Turner Sports will once again tackle CES, detailing its plans for its Sports Business Innovation showcase at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Jan. 5 will see a full-day schedule that will see a slate of panels that include NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NCAA President Mark Emmert joining Grant Hill and WNBA star Sue Bird […]

NFL looks to sack ratings dip

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces latest decline

Amid headlines analyzing a ratings drop for the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell tackled the issue with reporters yesterday, noting that the league isn’t looking for excuses. “It’s something that I don’t think there’s a single reason for. I really don’t. We look at all those factors,” Goodell said from the fall league meeting in Houston. […]

Fight Network gives TNA a breather

Fight Network gives TNA a breather

TNA received an answer to its SOS call. Anthem Sports & Entertainment, parent company of Fight Network, confirmed that it has stepped in to offer a working capital loan to fund the operations for TNA Impact Wrestling. The channel, which is a licensee of TNA programming for broadcast in the US, Canada and other international […]

TNT books NBA Road Show

TNT books NBA Road Show

Turner Sports is lining up NBA on TNT Road Show with a twist, beginning with opening night in Cleveland on Oct. 25 at 3p. The experience will offer “fan friendly attractions aligned with select tent pole events throughout the NBA season, will include live telecasts featuring TNT’s Sports Emmy Award winning Inside the NBA studio […]

PGA TOUR punches ticket to Japan

Golf takes a swing at new sked

PGA Tour Champions and Japan Airlines are partnering for a new event to be played in suburban Tokyo, beginning in 2017. The Japan Airlines Championship will become the first ever PGA Tour-sanctioned event to be held in the country and will be played at Narita Golf Club the week of September 4-10, 2017.

NBC Sports reshuffles RSN ranks

NBC Sports reshuffles RSN ranks

NBC Sports Group reshuffled its executive ranks, announcing a reorganization of the structure and leadership of its RSNs. The company named Ted Griggs – previously President and GM of CSN Bay Area and CSN California – as President, Group and Strategic Production & Programming Leader, NBC Sports Regional Networks to oversee CSN New England, CSN […]

FS1 continues postseason blitz

FS1 continues postseason blitz

The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw also threw a win for FOX Sports on Sunday, with the team’s win in the NLCS ranking as the most-watched telecast in FS1 history with an average audience of 7,291,000, according to Nielsen fast national figures. Audience numbers were up 67% over the channel’s comparable NLCS Game 2 and up 174% […]

Nitro Circus has a license to fly

Nitro Circus has a license to fly

The ascent of action sports entertainment company Nitro Circus has moved higher in recent weeks. Coming off record audiences for July’s Nitro World Games, the company has since released a lineup of announcements that included the launch of Nitro World Games All Access on NBCSN last week, the upcoming partnership with truTV hit Impractical Jokers […]

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