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.”
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 […]