Golf Channel goes grande for Rio

Golf Channel goes grande for Rio

With golf on deck at the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years, Golf Channel received marching orders for this year’s event to become the first single-sport cable network to provide live coverage of its sport’s Olympic competition, offering more than 130 live hours of Olympics programming in total on the channel. Programming […]

NBC gives Derby a social rush

Coca-Cola's Derby play

NBC Sports Group is running its “most comprehensive social media plan ever” for the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The plan kicks in starting today and will feature the likes of a tweet-powered brooch worn by fashion and lifestyle reporter Johnny Weir, live streams of Churchill Downs via Periscope’s GoPro integration as well as Facebook Live chats […]

NASCAR’s Krabby move

NASCAR’s Krabby move

NASCAR and Nickelodeon are doubling down on their partnership, launching a new line of SpongeBob SquarePants-themed fan merchandise including apparel, lanyards, beach towels, flags, koozies and more. Merchandise if available now at the Superstore while this summer will see the addition of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise as well. Of course, as previously announced, […]

Telemundo prepares for Olympic history

Telemundo prepares for Olympic history

Last week saw Telemundo and NBC Universo unveil their agenda for this summer’s trip to Rio, covering the 2016 Olympic Games and offering more than 200 hours of coverage on the two networks – which will rank as the most in the history of US Spanish-language television. The action begins on Aug. 3 and runs […]

NFL Draft picks up steam

FOX's first Draft (Facebook)

The NFL Draft saw ESPN/ESPN2’s three-day presentation event, which included the first two nights in prime time, generated a 2.0 US household rating, along with 3,020,000 viewers, according to Nielsen fast nationals. That marks an uptick over last year’s 1.9 rating and 2,931,000 viewers. WatchESPN saw more than 3.1 million people tuning in across TV […]

Raiders owner bets on the Silver State

Raiders Trademark for Vegas

On the first day of the NFL Draft, Raiders owner Mark Davis announced Las Vegas as his pick. Davis addressed the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee on Thursday (accompanied by David Beckham) and pledged to add $500 million toward a $1.4 billion new stadium in Las Vegas and move the team if the rest of […]

NFL Sunday Ticket goes up stream

NFL Sunday Ticket goes up stream

DIRECTV announced that NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers will be able to stream out-of-market regular season football games during the new season as part of their package, removing the need to upgrade to the NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscription. According to the company, “the NFL Sunday Ticket subscription is the basic plan, while the ‘Max’ version […]

FOX Sports kicks off Copa plans

FOX Sports kicks off Copa plans (Facebook)

FOX Sports pinned down its plans for this year’s 2016 Copa America Centenario, with programming set to include all 32 matches of the tournament live from 10 nationwide venues from June 3-26. FS1 is on deck to offer 21 matches beginning with USA/Columbia on June 3 at 9:30p, with four set for the FOX broadcast […]

Telemundo books Olympic plans

NBC Olympics continues talent surge

Telemundo and NBC Universo unveiled programming plans for over 200 hours of coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, marking the most-ever in the history of US Spanish-language television. The action begins on Aug. 3, two days before the Opening Ceremony, with women’s soccer and runs through Aug. 21. The talent lineup is slated to […]

Bayless foxtrots out of ESPN

Bayless foxtrots out of ESPN (Facebook)

Skip Bayless will become the latest high-profile personality to exit ESPN’s campus. Following the news earlier this week that Mike Tirico will depart for NBC Sports, ESPN confirmed yesterday that Bayless, who has served as a controversial staple of First Take for the company, will depart this summer with his final edition of the show […]