ESPN hits The Open next week with a lineup of 65 hours of programming of all four rounds from July 16-19. ESPN and WatchESPN serve up 11 scheduled hours of live play from each of the first two rounds on July 16-17 from 4a-3p, while the third round on July 18 runs live from 7a-2:30p and the final round on July 19 at 6a-1:30p. One new element in the works will include a three-hour telecast of the Champion Golfers’ Challenge at 11a on July 15 on ESPN2. Of course, SportsCenter will originate from the site of the championship with a one-hour special SportsCenter at The Open program on July 15 at 2p on ESPN2. Mike Tirico serves as lead announcer and will be joined by Paul Azinger. In addition, ESPN3 offers golf four options for a second-screen experience during The Open that includes: a daily Featured Players feed; a feed of the famous “Road Hole” at St Andrews; and a Spanish-language feed.
In the latest Discovery shuffle post-Scripps acquisition, Jane Latman is new GM at Travel Channel, reporting to Henry Schleiff. Latman also will continue to serve as EVP, development and research, for Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel, and GM of Destination America.
Using science as the foundation for stunts and practical jokes, SciJinks, the new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10p on Science Channel. Galecki, along with science “prankologists” Tamara Robertson and Jason Latimer, test out science on unsuspecting marks, drawing from chemistry, physics, technology, engineering and more.
Amazon Prime Video continues to bolster its sports rights portfolio, locking in a deal with the USTA to snag the exclusive live telecast rights to the US Open Tennis Championships for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The five-year agreement, which begins with the 2018 US Open, will bring live and on-demand content to […]
Armed with its new Thursday Night Football package, FOX kicks off its coverage of the regular season with Week 1 as a national weekend on Sept. 9 pitting the Cowboys/Panthers and the Seahawks/Broncos at 4:25p while Thanksgiving will see the Redskins/Cowboys on the channel. This year’s Thursday Night Football package on FOX begins in Week […]
CBS renewed 11 more series for the 2018-19 season, for a total of 17, including the entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. Coming back are Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, MacGyver, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Survivor, The Amazing Race, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.