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.
Global Road Entertainment is joining the Miss America Organization and Tall Pony Productions for the Miss America Competition, airing on ABC Sunday, September 9. Phil Gurin (Shark Tank), the company’s president of unscripted & alternative television, will join the show as an EP. It’s one in a series of changes for the reimagined show, which […]
WOW factor: AXS TV will provide the television production and cable, satellite and telco distribution for all-female WOW wrestling events, as part of a deal with LA Lakers owner Jeannie Buss, MGM Television and David McLane (GLOW). AXS TV will start recording WOW events in LA later this year for broadcast beginning in early 2019.
ESPN is doubling down on its coverage of the 2018 NBA Draft presented by State Farm on Thursday, at 7p. The company will produce two unique, simultaneous telecasts on both ESPN and ESPN2 with the traditional telecast running on ESPN and now featuring a commentator lineup that includes host Rece Davis, NBA analyst Chauncey Billupsand […]
NBC Sports opened the doors to the NASCAR on NBC “Peacock Pit Box” ahead of its share of the season, serving as a state-of-the-art remote studio set designed to “bring viewers closer to the action” during NBC and NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018 NASCAR season. Built within a traditional pit box frame, the “Peacock Pit […]
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