NBC Sports Group is detailing marketing plans for the company’s debut of PBC on NBC on Saturday, deploying its “big event” strategy to promote boxing’s return to the network. NBC Sports Agency created three TV spots featuring current boxers along with “Sugar” Ray Leonard, and on-air talent Al Michaels, Marv Albert and Laila Ali that will run in primetime and late night on NBC, as well as during all sports programming on NBCSN, and select shows on CNBC, USA, SyFy, NBC affiliates and on the NBC Sports Regional Networks. On the social front, the company is showcasing behind-the-scenes photos and videos leading up to the fight as well as open forum Q&A sessions. “With boxing’s return to primetime television, we are deploying our ‘big-event’ strategy to launch PBC on NBC,” said John Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Sports Group. “With participation across many NBCUniversal platforms, we are looking forward to the opening bell next Saturday night.”
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 […]