For the first time, ESPN and NBA TV will combine to air every game of the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The 12-day, 82-game schedule will tip off with a record 10 games on Friday, July 6 and continue through Tuesday, July 17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The first day will include five games on NBA TV and a tripleheader on ESPN. The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings, who are selecting first and second, respectively, in this year’s draft, will meet on Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. This year’s Summer League, which will feature all 30 NBA teams for the first time, will culminate with the Championship Game on July 17 at 10 p.m. on ESPN. ESPN will present every game via the ESPN App, along with a record 46 games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Meanwhile, NBA TV will air 36 games, beginning with the Summer League opener on July 6. NBA TV’s coverage of Day 1 will also feature a 5 p.m. ET game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Orlando Magic.
E! has opted not to renew The Royals. However, according to Deadline, the network’s only remaining scripted series is being shopped by its leading producing studio, Lionsgate TV, and talks are underway with Pop for a possible fifth season pickup.
HGTV picked up a second season of Boise Boys. The series delivered solid ratings in its freshman run, helping the network consistently rank as the #1 cable network among upscale women 25-54 in its Thursday 11p timeslot.
Big changes ahead for the Davis Cup. The ITF AGM today voted in favor of reforms to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas designed to “secure the long-term status of the competition.” Starting next year, the competition will see 18 nations and the world’s best players compete in a week long season finale to crown […]
The quest for the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy is literally getting animated, courtesy of a partnership between ESPN and Marvel that sees the launch of four comic book covers that feature school mascots facing off over Labor Day weekend. This will mark the fifth consecutive year that the two companies have teamed up […]
USA Network is not picking up Shooter for a fourth season. Currently in season three, the drama is averaging 471,000 viewers A18-49 and 1.5 million total viewers in Live+3 Nielsens. The show, based on the novel Point of Impact, has had its challenges, including a delayed debut prompted by real-life shootings, and a shortened second […]