With US Soccer dropping the ball on a potential 2018 World Cup bid, eliminating the biggest audience draw in coverage for the tournament, FOX Sports was quick to point out that its coverage of the event will not be affected by the disappointment, stating, “Last night’s World Cup qualifying results do not change FOX Sports’ passion for the world’s biggest sporting event. While the U.S. was eliminated, the biggest stars in the world from Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo stamped their tickets to Russia on the same day, and will battle teams ranging from Mexico to England that have massive fan bases in America. The World Cup is the greatest sporting event on earth that changes the world for one month every four years, and FOX Sports remains steadfast in our commitment of bringing the games to America for the first time in 2018 and will continue to support the US Soccer Federation as they look ahead to the 2022 World Cup.”
Suspense thriller Salvation earned a second season renewal from CBS. The net issued a 13-episode order; season will launch during summer 2018.
Good news, bad news for Casual. The series was renewed for a fourth season, but it will be its final one on Hulu. The streamer ordered an abbreviated 8-episode of the comedy, which will air in 2018.
Facebook advertisers have access to some new real estate. The company has been testing interstitial ads – along with “rewarded video” ads – within Instant Games. The service, which lets users play games with their friends within News Feed and Messenger, is now testing ads with select game developers. According to a new blog […]
Cord-cutting is hitting the pay-TV industry hard. The latest evidence is Verizon’s Q3 progress report: The telco lost a net 18,000 Fios Video subs in the corner, compared to a net gain of 36,000 during last year’s Q3. By the end of the third quarter, the company had 4.6 million Fios Video subs. In a […]
SiriusXM and Formula 1 locked in a multi-year agreement that makes SiriusXM the exclusive North American radio broadcaster of all Formula 1 races, beginning with this weekend’s United States Grand Prix. Coverage of the race in Austin will air live on Sunday at 3p, exclusively on Sirius channel 132, XM channel 203 and channel 963 […]