CBS books its Super Bowl plans

CBS books its Super Bowl tech

CBS Sports unveiled a slate of new technology that will be dedicated to Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7, including the replay system EyeVision 360, Pylon Cameras, as well as the use of Next Gen Stats. According to the company, Super Bowl 50 will see a larger complement of 5K cameras covering the area with […]

Wild Card games continue to huddle audiences

Wild Cards get a lift

In Sunday’s NFL Wild Card action, FOX Sports saw its carriage of the Packers/Redskins post a 21.8/37 in Nielsen household numbers, reeling in 38.8 million viewers to become the highest-rated and most-watched telecast of any kind since Super Bowl XLIX, according to the company. Still, with the Packers pulling away at the end, numbers finished […]

Univision makes a play for UEFA

Turner recruits a Champion (Facebook)

Univision Deportes snatched up the UEFA package to become the sole US Spanish-language broadcast rights holder stateside, lining up all UEFA national team competitions from 2018 to 2022 in the deal, including the UEFA EURO 2020, UEFA Nations League, UEFA Nations League Final Four and the European Qualifiers to the UEFA EURO 2020 as well […]

NeuLion’s 4K play

NeuLion's 4K play

Another year of CES is in the books, and amid the stories on wearables, VR, and streaming deals in the sports industry, NeuLion saw its own stay on show floor highlighted by a slate of deals anchored by the swelling adoption of 4K streaming. Among the news items making headlines were the company’s deal with […]

Networks draw a Wild Card boost

Networks draw a Wild Card boost

Wild Card Weekend gave a boost to both CBS and ESPN/ABC as telecasts saw growth for both companies. The NFL on CBS’s Steelers/Bengals matchup on Saturday averaged 31.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen fast national ratings for a 12% markup over last year’s equitable telecast. That score marks the most-watched AFC Wild Card game on […]

FOX upgrades MLS prospects

FOX upgrades MLS prospects

FOX Sports debuted its 2016 Major League Soccer regular season slate of games and will shift four MLS matches off cable to the its broadcast network this season. The slate spans March through October with 34 games overall set to be carried by the company including 30 on FS1 and all 34 on FOX Deportes. […]

T-Mobile bets on Vegas

AEG's brand plan

T-Mobile is dialing into the Las Vegas scene, announcing a naming rights agreement for the city’s new venue from AEG and MGM Resorts International. The location will now be known as T-Mobile Arena, boasting 20,000 season for events that include UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and bull riding. “We’re going to light up Las Vegas in […]

NBC Sports’ Regional Topper

NBC Sports' Regional Topper

Big hire for NBC Sports Group, nabbing former ESPN exec David Preschlack to serve as President, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy. He’ll begin Feb. 1 and will be charged with overseeing the NBC Sports Regional Networks portfolio, and will interact with each general manager in a range of […]

ESPN’s CFP Megacast

How did college football close?

ESPN is bringing back the Megacast for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, at 8:30p. The contest will air on ESPN with 14 alternate productions spanning ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, and ESPN3, in addition to ESPN Radio’s broadcast. ESPN’s traditional telecast will feature Chris Fowler calling play-by-play, with […]

FOX’s fall fortunes on the rise

FOX's fall fortunes on the rise

The NFL continues to pay dividends for FOX Sports. The company is announcing that, with the conclusion of the 2015 NFL regular season, it scored an average 12.0/25 household rating/share for the lineup of games, with 20.7 million viewers. That marks the most-watched season for the company since the division began broadcasting NFL games in […]