Kerri Walsh Jennings’ event series p1440 locked in a deal with ESPN to carry all p1440 professional beach volleyball finals on ESPN2 or ABC in 2018. The inaugural p1440 season will travel to San Jose, Calif., Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington Beach in 2018 and four additional cities in 2019. The men’s and women’s finals at each event will be televised on ESPN2 or ABC. “We are incredibly honored and humbled to work with ESPN and allow sports fans to experience the tip of the sphere with regard to the best beach volleyball athletes from around the world,” said Walsh Jennings, co-founder of p1440. “Volleyball is one of the most watched sports during the Olympics, so we know there’s a world-wide audience out there that wants to experience everything the sport of beach volleyball has to offer. p1440 will provide a dynamic platform through which the world can experience the grace and power of our sport as well as witness the captivating stories of our athletes on and off the sand.”
E.W. Scripps Company’s Katz Networks is relaunching Court TV in May, having acquired brand assets including the 100,000-hour Court TV library from Turner Broadcasting. The 24/7 channel has secured over-the-air distribution agreements with local TV station groups that will allow it to reach over 50% of U.S. television households. “Today, while consumer interest in the […]
Doctor Who will return for a new season in early 2020 with Jodie Whittaker onboard. In the U.S., the season was up 47% versus last time around, averaging 1.6 million viewers.
NBA Digital, co-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, tipped off quarter-by-quarter pricing on its NBA League Pass serve, with fans now able to purchase a single game at reduced prices after each quarter. The content will be available on NBA.com and the NBA App, and via participating NBA League Pass distributors such as Turner’s […]
Renowned Premier League broadcaster Jon Champion is heading stateside to join ESPN to serve as the company’s new play-by-play voice for Major League Soccer. Beginning in 2019, Champion will be paired with Taylor Twellman on MLS matches. “I am thrilled to be joining ESPN on a full-time basis to cover MLS and the other soccer […]
Thanks to ID, a cold case in Chicago is heating up. Following the airing of the true crime net’s two-part special, Cold Valley, new tips from around the country have prompted the Chicago PD to reopen the case of 8-year-old murder victim Diane Taylor. “At ID, we are very proud to have served as a […]