On to racing news. ABC carries the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, beginning with a one-hour pre-race show at 11a. The production will utilize 85 cameras, including three onboard cameras per car in 12 of the 33 cars competing in the race. Four of the 12 will be equipped with dual-path technology, allowing shots from two of the cameras on a car to be used at the same time. This year, the channel will expand the use of five Ultra Hi Motion cameras to enhance views and replays, with the cameras now capable of shots around the entire 2.5-mile track as well as all of pit road. In addition, fans can use a second screen experience through a choice of live streaming video from the onboard cameras on ESPN3 through WatchESPN, on Indycar.com and the Verizon INDYCAR 15 app. Allen Bestwick calls the race with analysts Scott Goodyear and Eddie Cheever. Lindsay Czarniak hosts.
Misfits Gaming is making history, announcing (along with the Miami Heat) a broad-ranging deal described as “one of the most comprehensive sponsorship partnerships in esports” with Alienware. Dealpoints will see the team leverage the brand’s slate of gear across an entire slate of categories that include laptop, desktop, mice, keyboard, mousepad, monitor and training analytics. […]
FACEIT is announcing plans to host the first UK-based Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley. The tournament will run from Sept. 20-23 with tickets on sale starting April 2. “The community has been at the heart of everything we do at FACEIT, and we’re so grateful for the support of the players […]
Wendy Williams revealed today on her syndicated talk show that she has Graves disease and hyperthyroidism. The show will go on a three-week hiatus beginning today (February 22) so Williams can focus on her health.
Because we don’t have enough political drama… WE tv will begin airing binge-a-thons of CBS drama series Madam Secretary on Wednesday, March 7 from 7p-4a. Beginning the following week, Wednesday, March 14, the series will air during all-day binge-a-thons on Wednesdays from 10a-4a.
After a run that topped 35 years, Mike Patrick’s stay at ESPN is over. Patrick began his play-by-play role with the network in 1982, but the network announced yesterday that his last event with the company was the 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 30. During that span, Patrick’s role included serving as the voice […]