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.
Jeff Zucker, CNN Worldwide’s president, is taking a six-week leave from the company to deal with heart surgery. A CNN spokeswoman confirmed the information tweeted on Thursday morning by the net’s media correspondent Brian Stelter. “He assured everyone he is going to be just fine,” posted Stelter, reporting Zucker’s comments from a news meeting.
Comedy Central is getting more animated, adding King of the Hill and The Cleveland Show to its lineup. The network has acquired all 13 seasons of King of the Hill, set to bow on Monday, July 23, as well as all four seasons of ensemble comedy The Cleveland Show, launching this fall.
Lots of news out of Bristol yesterday, including ESPN locking in Hall of Fame sportscaster Linda Cohn, the longest-tenured anchor for the SportsCenter, has signed a new deal to remain with the company in a multi-year agreement. Cohn originally joined ESPN in 1992 and anchored her first SportsCenter on July 11, 1992. Deal points will […]
ELEAGUE and the US Air Force inked an expanded multi-tournament marketing partnership ahead of the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 in a deal that will see Air Force serve as ELEAGUE’s first-ever official armed forces partner across all platforms. The deal will see Air Force activate across a number of branded integrations and placements, highlighting the […]
Sold-out Springsteen on Broadway will launch globally on Netflix December 15, the day the one-man show ends its Broadway run. “The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce’s entire audience intact and complete,” said Bruce Springsteen manager Jon Landau. “In addition to its many other virtues, Netflix has provided […]