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 […]

NASCAR taps Turtle power

NASCAR taps Turtle power (Facebook)

Nickelodeon is once again running with NASCAR, announcing its deal as entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sept. 18, which will be called the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Danica Patrick will drive a special car for the race, which will be broadcast on NBCSN at 2:30p, featuring […]

Tirico’s Peacock play

NBC taps Tirico as face of FNIA

After a 25 year run, it appears that it is the end of the line for Mike Tirico’s stay at ESPN. News broke yesterday, courtesy of SBJ, that Tirico has signed on to jump to NBC Sports after his contract expires over the summer, where he is expected to call the company’s new Thursday Night […]

NBCU marks 100 with road to Rio

USA Swimming’s Peacock plunge

Wednesday will see a company-wide NBCUniversal celebration to mark 100 days from the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics across broadcast, cable, affiliate, regional, digital, social, radio, Spanish-language, and theme park assets. Bob Costas will be in Rio de Janeiro to join a slate of NBCU programs, including Today, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, […]

Garber talks FIFA, expansion

Garber talks FIFA, expansion

Speaking of Don Garber, the MLS Commissioner told a slew of Associated Press sports editors on Thursday that the next round of expansion decisions to push the league to 28 teams overall, would get take place in the mid-2020s and mark the final round of expansion for the league over the next 10 years. “There […]

NBA targets Russia

NBA All-Star Game feels the draft

The NBA is launching NBA.com Russia via a partnership with Sports.ru, Russia’s top sports site. The league’s official online destination in Russia will offer a slate of multimedia content that includes videos, highlights, localized editorial and real-time statistics. “We are excited to partner with Sports.ru to launch the NBA’s first official online destination in Russia,” […]

NBA makes a play for Africa

TNT books NBA Road Show

Let’s open with international news. The NBA and Econet struck a multiyear partnership to provide the most expansive NBA coverage ever across sub-Saharan Africa, marking the largest ever for the league on the continent. The deal includes NBA content across Econet Media’s TV, Internet and mobile assets, including the Kwese viewing platforms and its sports […]

MLB’s priceless partnership

MLB/YouTube TV dig deeper

MasterCard and Major League Baseball are renewing vows, locking in an extension of their long-running partnership agreement that expands MasterCard’s role and makes the brand the presenting sponsor of the 2016 All-Star Game. Other elements include increased opportunity to deliver advanced payment technologies to baseball fans, All-Star Week on-field Priceless experiences and events, expanded on-site […]

ESPN deletes Curt Schilling from post

ESPN fires Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling’s run at ESPN is over. The network announced that the former pitcher had been terminated from the company after posting an anti-transgender meme over Facebook, which he subsequently deleted, but marked the latest in a line of controversial posts from the baseball talent. “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised […]

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