ESPN’s plans for 2016 Championship Week Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods is set to include 148 men’s college basketball conference tournament games across 23 Division I conferences. Games run across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network and ESPN3 starting today with four Atlantic Sun quarterfinal matchups on ESPN3 and conclude Sunday, March 13, with the SEC, Sun Belt and American title games. Conferences are set to include the ACC (13), America East (7); American (9); Atlantic Sun (7); Big South (7); Southland (7); Big 12 (9); Horizon (9); MEAC (11); SEC (13); Southern (9) and Sun Belt (7). On the tech front, ‘ESPN Virtual 3’ –which illuminates the 3-point line for every 3-point shot attempt – will debut on a college telecast from the New York Life ACC Basketball Tournament on March 8.
Nashville’s 6th season will be its last. “After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to a triumphant close,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of producer Lionsgate Television Group. Nashville, which moved from ABC for season 5, ranks as CMT’s highest-rated and most-watched show […]
George Clooney is headed back the small screen. The ER alum will star in and direct a 6-episode series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, based on the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
AT&T is nearing a deal to acquire a full stake Otter Media, its joint digital video venture with the Chernin Group, according to a new report from Digiday. Otter Media – whose properties include Fullscreen, Crunchyroll, Hello Sunshine, and Gunpowder & Sky – was first formed in 2014. Since its inception, it’s been a purely […]
Dana Walden, the co-chair and CEO of Fox Television Group, has joined Hulu’s board of directors. Two other Fox execs already were already serving on the board: Peter Rice, the President of 21st Century Fox, and Brian Sullivan, the President and COO of Fox Networks Group’s Digital Consumer Group. 21st Century Fox currently owns a […]
December will bring a new season of the National Lacrosse League, the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, with the league announcing the Twitter Game of the Week schedule for the second year in a row, featuring a free live broadcast of a key matchup as well as playoff and Champion’s Cup […]