Kickboxing pillar GLORY locked in a deal with ESPN to carry its events live on ESPN networks, beginning with tonight’s GLORY 25 Milan on ESPN3 at 4p, with a replay on ESPN 2 at 1:30a. This year, the promotion has also locked in broadcast deals with Kombat Sport in France, Fight Channel in Eastern Europe, Combat Channel in Russia, ATV in Suriname, KBS N in South Korea, Digi Sport in Romania and Hungary, StarTimes in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eurosport in European, KIX in Southeast Asia, RING.BG in Bulgaria, SKY in New Zealand, Sport TV in Portugal, and most recently Spike in the Netherlands. “We couldn’t be happier to be on multiple platforms of the most watched, most talked about sports network in the world,” said GLORY CEO Jon Franklin. “This Friday will be the first time our stacked card will be available live on both coasts – joining live international broadcasts already scheduled in more than 100 countries, with almost 80 more on delay – and we’re excited to be working with ESPN.”
Della Reese, the breakout jazz/gospel singer whose TV credits include talk show Della and Touched By an Angel, died last night at age 86. “I know heaven has a brand new angel this day,” said Reese’s Touched By an Angel co-star, Roma Downey.
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 […]