The Big Ten’s TV slate for the 2016-17 men’s basketball conference games is out with coverage set to begin Dec. 27 as four contests tip off on ESPN2 featuring Illinois/Maryland, Michigan State/Minnesota. Northwestern/Penn State and Rutgers/Wisconsin. CBS Sports begins its slate on Jan. 8 with Wisconsin/Purdue. Overall, CBS Sports will carry eight games on Sundays throughout the conference season, including wildcard selections on Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and March 5, not to mention the semifinals and championship game on March 11 and 12. The ESPN portion of the package see the conference featured on one of its networks on Tuesdays at 7 or 9p as part of the network’s Super Tuesday lineup. ESPN or ESPN2 will also carry Big Ten games as part of the network’s Thursday Night Showcase.
NBC is feeling strong – the network this summer is bringing back American Ninja Warrior for its eighth season. Production will begin in the spring; a premiere date will be announced shortly. Hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, the obstacle course competition series will hit six cities this season: LA, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Baltimore […]
From exec producers Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, a new season of Documentary Now! returns to IFC to once again pay tribute to some of the world’s most renowned docs on February 20 at 11p. Guests this season include Michael Keaton and Owen Wilson, who star in the premiere ep, as well as […]
MLS Commissioner Don Garber inked a new deal that will keep him in the role for another five years, running through the 2023 season in addition to serving as CEO of Soccer United Marketing. Garber, 61, has presided over MLS’s dramatic growth and consolidation since taking the post in 1999, with the league expanding from […]
Stadium announced the launch of its 24/7 network on Sling TV, available to subscribers of both the “Sling Orange” and/or “Sling Blue” services. “We first teamed up with Sling TV in 2016 for the launch of Stadium Plus, and we look forward to this next evolution as we launch Stadium 24/7 to its subscribers,” said […]
The Breaking Bad movie, to star Aaron Paul, is headed to Netflix and AMC, the latter the network the original home of the lauded series. In a twist, Netflix will likely take the first distribution window and AMC the second.