FOX Sports locked in a deal to stream its first-ever major sporting event on YouTube, partnering to open the Bundesliga season on the platform. Friday will see defending champion Bayern Munich face Hamburg at 2:30p in a match that will now be live streamed on four platforms including YouTube, FOX Sports GO, FOX Soccer 2 GO, and FOXSports.com as well as on TV via FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports RSNs. “We’re uber-excited to bring Bundesliga matches to US soccer fans on YouTube for the first time ever,” said Tim Katz, Head of Sports Partnerships, North America, YouTube. “YouTube is already the premier home for sports highlights and with this partnership with FOX Sports we’re delivering even more great sports programming to fans.”
Nashville’s 6th season will be its last. “After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to a triumphant close,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of producer Lionsgate Television Group. Nashville, which moved from ABC for season 5, ranks as CMT’s highest-rated and most-watched show […]
George Clooney is headed back the small screen. The ER alum will star in and direct a 6-episode series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, based on the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
AT&T is nearing a deal to acquire a full stake Otter Media, its joint digital video venture with the Chernin Group, according to a new report from Digiday. Otter Media – whose properties include Fullscreen, Crunchyroll, Hello Sunshine, and Gunpowder & Sky – was first formed in 2014. Since its inception, it’s been a purely […]
Dana Walden, the co-chair and CEO of Fox Television Group, has joined Hulu’s board of directors. Two other Fox execs already were already serving on the board: Peter Rice, the President of 21st Century Fox, and Brian Sullivan, the President and COO of Fox Networks Group’s Digital Consumer Group. 21st Century Fox currently owns a […]
December will bring a new season of the National Lacrosse League, the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, with the league announcing the Twitter Game of the Week schedule for the second year in a row, featuring a free live broadcast of a key matchup as well as playoff and Champion’s Cup […]