The NBA has a new teammate in Univision Deportes, striking a new multiyear deal designed to offer fans Spanish-language NBA content across Univision Deportes’ multimedia platforms, as well as offer activation around NBA signature events. The company will launch new NBA programming via UniMas and Univision Deportes Network, with UDN offering NBA Action, the weekly basketball show that will be customized in Spanish, beginning on Thursday. Additionally, UniMas presents Zona NBA, a new season-long, one-hour weekly show produced by Univision Deportes beginning with the upcoming NBA Playoffs and running through the end of the NBA Finals. On the marketing front, the deal will see Univision Deportes and the NBA unveiling new, enhanced co-branded ene-be-a web and mobile sites to further expand the league’s first fully integrated Hispanic marketing campaign with new domestic Spanish-language destinations starting in September.
In the latest Discovery shuffle post-Scripps acquisition, Jane Latman is new GM at Travel Channel, reporting to Henry Schleiff. Latman also will continue to serve as EVP, development and research, for Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel, and GM of Destination America.
Using science as the foundation for stunts and practical jokes, SciJinks, the new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10p on Science Channel. Galecki, along with science “prankologists” Tamara Robertson and Jason Latimer, test out science on unsuspecting marks, drawing from chemistry, physics, technology, engineering and more.
Amazon Prime Video continues to bolster its sports rights portfolio, locking in a deal with the USTA to snag the exclusive live telecast rights to the US Open Tennis Championships for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The five-year agreement, which begins with the 2018 US Open, will bring live and on-demand content to […]
Armed with its new Thursday Night Football package, FOX kicks off its coverage of the regular season with Week 1 as a national weekend on Sept. 9 pitting the Cowboys/Panthers and the Seahawks/Broncos at 4:25p while Thanksgiving will see the Redskins/Cowboys on the channel. This year’s Thursday Night Football package on FOX begins in Week […]
CBS renewed 11 more series for the 2018-19 season, for a total of 17, including the entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. Coming back are Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, MacGyver, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Survivor, The Amazing Race, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.