Meanwhile, with football season over, FOX Sports is revving up its plans for the return of NASCAR, announcing plans for its 18th consecutive season of coverage starting with Daytona Speedweeks, and the Daytona 500 from Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18 at 2:30p. Live coverage begins at 1p with FOX NASCAR Sunday, preceded by NASCAR Raceday at 11a on the channel. The Daytona 500 will see Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon, and play-by-play announcer Mike Joy on microphone duties, with Larry McReynolds. From pit road will be reporters Jamie Little, Regan Smith, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum. Chris Myers hosts FOX NASCAR Sunday and the network’s coverage from the Hollywood Hotel mobile studio alongside Michael Waltrip, Darrell Waltrip and Gordon. Speedweeks coverage kicks off Saturday on FS1 with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice for The Clash at Daytona at 10:30a.
Animal Planet trotted out a new logo, brand identity and mission that will launch initially in the US and UK with the global debut of Crikey! It’s the Irwins and Amanda to the Rescue on Sunday, October 28. The following night, Big Cat Tales, a natural history miniseries, will debut. The network is in active […]
DHX Media and Mattel’s new animated series Polly Pocket has been picked up by 16 broadcasters internationally. Based on the celebrated Mattel toy brand, new series follows Polly and her friends as they embrace big adventures in a shrunken size, thanks to Polly’s magic locket. The show premiered in Canada in July on DHX Media’s […]
NBC Sports’ lead golf analyst Johnny Miller is stepping away from the microphone after nearly 30 years on the job and will make his final call from the 18th tower call at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, from Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Miller was named lead analyst of NBC Sports’ golf broadcast team in 1990 […]
Two NBA teams locked in deals for jersey patch sponsors. The Chicago Bulls and Zenni Optical unveiled a five-year partnership that makes the online eyewear company the team’s first-ever jersey patch sponsor and the Official Eyewear Partner of the Bulls. The deal includes various marketing elements, community initiatives, digital assets, and in-arena signage and activations. […]
Today Show alum Ann Curry will anchor and exec produce TNT’s M.D. Live (working title), a medical series co-produced by Turner and Lionsgate that will crowdsource solutions for people with mysterious medical conditions. The two-hour weekly, multiplatform event is set to launch in 2019. “Harnessing the full power of both television and technology to connect […]