Campus Insiders scores a birdie

Campus Insiders scores a birdie

Twitter continued its blaze of sports video partnerships, announcing a digital media rights partnership with Campus Insiders that will include live streaming of more than 300 college sports events. The deal follows other recent partnerships for Twitter that includes the Pac-12 and the NBA (along with Thursday Night Football). The new agreement will see Twitter […]

IOC throws Russia a lifeline

IOC throws Russia a lifeline

Less than two weeks before the Rio Games, IOC officials declared that Russian athletes, following doping scandals with the country’s federation, would not be allowed to compete in the Rio Games unless they were able to convince specific sports federations of their innocence. Antidoping authorities had been pushing for an outright ban on athletes from […]

ACC Network gets a go

ACC Network gets the go

It’s official. ESPN and the ACC formally unveiled the launch of the ACC Network at the conference’s annual Football Kickoff media event in Charlotte. Backed by a 20-year partnership, the platform will run through at least 2036 and with the first part kicking off in Aug. with more than 600 exclusive live events from across […]

The NBA’s ‘bathroom’ break

NBA All-Star Game feels the draft

The NBA pulled the plug on Charlotte. The league announced plans to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from the city “with the hope of rescheduling for 2019” due to the state’s controversial LGBT law aka the Bathroom Bill. “While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in […]

FIBA sets up screen throughout Americas

FIBA sets up screen throughout Americas (Facebook)

FIBA is taking its presence to the next level with the launch of FIBA Americas TV, a new channel offering international basketball play to the US and Latin America for the first time on its own dedicated TV network. THEMA-Alterna’TV, a Canal+ Company, is launching the branded network to cable operators in stateside and marks […]

Visa breaks borders

Visa breaks borders (Facebook)

Visa finalized its roster of athletes for the Team Visa roster at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, locking in 60 athletes representing a range of 26 sports, including the 10 competitors from the IOC’s first0ever team of Refugee Olympic athletes. “The refugee Olympic athletes are inspiring the world with their incredible stories of perseverance and […]

The NBA’s Tweetstorm

NBA partners open new telecast slate

The NBA is doubling down on Twitter, announcing plans for an expanded content partnership that will bring original live programming and more video to the platform as well as Vine and Periscope. Details will see the league, through its NBA Digital partnership with Turner, serve up a free live stream of a new weekly NBA […]

The ACC prepares for a national grandstand

ACC leaves Carolina blue

Meanwhile, details for the long-awaited ACC Network are expected to be announced later this week, with the channel set to launch by August 2019, according to ESPN. Gearing up for launch, the ACC and ESPN agreed to a 20-year deal and rights extension through the 2035-36 academic year, while the league extended its conference grant […]

Gow goes national with SB Nation

Gow goes national with SB Nation

Gow Media is shedding the Yahoo Sport Radio label for its slate of affiliated radio station and had now locked in a deal with Vox Media to launch SB Nation Radio. The two companies will now collaborate to develop and distribute audio content, available across SB Nation’s community of over 300 digital properties, as well […]

NBC’s social soiree

NBC's social soiree

NBC Olympics is turning to some social media heavyweights ahead of the Summer Olympics, teaming with personalities that include the lifestyle, comedy, fashion, beauty, fitness, and food industries to create Olympic-related content for their followers with more than 120 million followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vine. The company will also hold its first-ever […]

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