Breaking down NFL slates

The Super Bowl's stadium run (Facebook)

Thursday night saw the NFL and its broadcast partners release the new schedule for the upcoming season, with a lineup that will see both the Giants and Cowboys slated for the most primetime games, each with six. FOX Sports, home of Super Bowl LI, launches its 23rd season and a schedule of 102 games with […]

NBA broadcasters gear up for playoffs

The NBA harnesses its honors

Broadcasters have their lineups for the first round of the NBA Playoffs, which tip off on ABC and ESPN this weekend with the first five games of the postseason. Mike Breen, analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson and reporter Lisa Salters open things up with Game 1 of the Rockets/ Warriors on Saturday at […]

UFC locks down Madison Square Garden

UFC’s Fight Week Card

With New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signing the bill to legalize and regulate professional MMA, UFC announced that it will host a major PPV event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 12. The promotion will also be adding another live event in Upstate New York before the end of the year, having previously pledged […]

FOX Sports drives record USGA coverage

FOX Sports drives record USGA coverage

FOX Sports detailed its plans for the USGA’s 2016 championship season, lining up over 120 hours of coverage across eight championships, including more than 40 hours of coverage of the 116th US Open Championship. The company tees off with the US Amateur Four-Ball Championship from May 24-25 followed by the US Open in June, US […]

BTN plugs in to eSports play

league of legends

BTN is getting into the eSports space, announcing with Riot Games the BTN Invitational: A University League of Legends Event. The competition will see two Big Ten schools battle head-to-head League of Legends, with Ohio State facing Michigan State in front of a live audience at PAX East in Boston on April 22. The matchup […]

CBS/Turner get an 8 seed for NCAA Tournament

CBS/Turner get an 8 seed for NCAA Tournament

With years left on their current deal, CBS and Turner Broadcasting made a play for another eight in an agreement with the NCAA valued at $8.8 billion to extend their rights to host the Men’s College Basketball Championship tournament through 2032. The extension will see Turner and CBS Sports offer the annual event “across any […]

DIRECTV pitches a 4K baseball slate

MLB/YouTube TV dig deeper

DIRECTV is offering customers MLB in 4K, announcing that a slate of MLB Network Showcase games will be carried live in the format beginning with Friday’s Dodgers/Giants matchup, called by Bob Costas, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci and Sam Ryan. This will mark the first-ever live 4K UHD telecast of a Major League Baseball game in […]

The Stanley Cup’s opening lineup

The NHL preps blowout for centennial

The NHL has its lineup of broadcast times and locations for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs across NBC, NBCSN, USA, MSNBC and NHL Network. Eastern Conference Washington Capitals/Philadelphia Flyers Game 1: April 14 at Washington, 7p NBCSN Game 2: April 16 at Washington, 7p CNBC Game 3: April 18 at Philadelphia, 7p […]

Warriors’ win pushes NBA TV

NBA unveils TV slate

The Warriors/Spurs battle handed NBA TV with an average of 2.6 million total viewers to become the network’s most-viewed telecast of all time and ranked as cable television’s highest-rated sports program of the night, based on metered market delivery. Viewership for Sunday’s telecast was up 78% when compared to the previous all-time mark, set earlier […]

PBC’s video hook

PBC's video hook

Now over a year old, Premier Boxing Champions is embracing year two with a buffet of video content designed to reintroduce and connect fans to the sport. Recently, PBC revealed that by leveraging Facebook and Facebook Live, television’s top boxing series saw spikes via dedicated content on the platform designed to offer a “fan-first, behind-the-scenes […]