ESPN locked in a deal with Conference USA to bolster its content on ESPN+, singing on for a multi-year agreement to deliver more than 175 C-USA games to fans each year, including more than 125 combined football, men’s and women’s basketball games, with more than 100 of the total games on ESPN+ and the remaining games on ESPN3. In addition, ESPN’s digital platforms become the primary home of multiple C-USA Conference Championships. This season, 45 Conference USA football games will be available on ESPN’s digital platforms, with 32 streaming on ESPN+. Among the games carried on the subscription service are the home openers of UAB, Charlotte, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Rice, Southern Miss, Western Kentucky, and Louisiana Tech and eight conference games in the season’s final three weeks.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who stars in and executive produces Power on Starz, has inked a four-year overall deal estimated at $150 million with the cabler. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said the pact is “among the most significant deals to date for an executive producer in premium television.” Jackson will continue to develop new scripted […]
Nearly three-and-a-half years after its sophomore finale, HBO’s True Detective returns for a third season on Sunday, January 13 at 9p. Comprised of eight episodes, this go-round will explore a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks.
CBS Sports detailed plans for the 2018-19 college basketball season with a schedule that showcases all of the 2018 Final Four teams as well as 12 total automatic bids to the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Tournaments. Programming begins Dec. 8 with Michigan/Florida at noon. Men’s Tournament bids awarded on CBS, including the Big Ten Championship […]
Meanwhile, ESPN unveiled its own lineup for women’s college basketball this season, with more than 135 matchups across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network and Longhorn Network, with an additional 1,500 games on ESPN3, SEC Network +, ACC Network Extra, and ESPN+. ESPN will showcase up to 12 matchups, beginning with Maryland/South Carolina on Nov. 18, […]
Freshman The Resident landed a full-season order from Fox. The medical drama held its own on Tuesday against the American Music Awards and Yankees/Red Sox ALDS, delivering a healthy 7.1 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among A18-49.