ESPN will see 23 conference championships decided on its channels this year as part of Men’s Championship Week running through March 15. Overall, ESPN channels will carry a record 135 games over the 13 day period across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network and ESPN3 including every game from nine conference tournaments: ACC (13), American (10), Atlantic Sun (8), Big 12 (9), Horizon (7), MEAC (11), SEC (13), Southern (9) and Sun Belt (7). The first year of SEC Network’s schedule will include exclusive coverage of the first 10 games of the Southeastern Conference Basketball Tournament while ESPN will televise the semifinals and championship. ESPN3 offers five special “ESPN3 Surround” applications for an alternative viewing experience to the traditional telecast with different camera angles and audio as part of the ACC, American, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC title games.
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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 […]