ESPN locked in a deal with the Mountain West to bring the conference’s annual football championship game to its channels through the 2019-20 season. The addition supplements current ties between the conference and ESPN which includes exclusive worldwide rights to televise up to 16 Mountain West football games, plus every Boise State home game, as well as up to 31 conference-controlled men’s basketball games annually. The MW Championship Game will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 every season, beginning with the 2015 matchup on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7:30p on ESPN2. “With the addition of the Mountain West football title game, fans can follow the conference’s games and developing storylines from the opening week to the crowing of the champion on ESPN,” said Kurt Dargis, director, ESPN programming. “We look forward to building on our relationship with the conference that has already delivered many memorable moments on our platforms.”
ABC’s Good Morning America is expanding to three hours, with the addition airing at 1p EDT and noon CDT/PDT. “We believe there is great opportunity for viewers and advertisers in expanding to a third hour,” said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney|ABC Television. But something’s gotta give – while Live With Kelly […]
The spinoff to Freeform’s The Fosters has a name: Good Trouble. Series follows Callie and Mariana as they embark on the next phase of their lives in LA. Also on Freeform: The Bold Type returns for a new season Tuesday, June 12 with a two-hour premiere starting at 8p.
ESPN is officially all-in on UFC, with The Walt Disney Company announcing that it had picked up all US rights to the MMA promotion in a multi-year agreement that makes ESPN-branded media platforms the exclusive digital and television home of the UFC in the United States, further expanding streaming rights to UFC on ESPN+ and […]
The NFL announced that it is enact a national anthem policy for the league this season that requires players and league personnel on the sideline to stand but also gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they choose to not participate. If a player chooses to protest on the sideline, the […]
Epic Games is lining up $100 million for Fortnite competitions during the 2018-19 season, with funding dedicated to esports prize pools. “We’re getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different – we plan to be more inclusive, and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game,” the […]