NBC Sports Group is serving up its most NHL regular season games ever with the upcoming season, announcing plans to carry 105 contests starting this fall. Coverage will include 12 games on NBC and 93 games on NBCSN and debut with Opening Night doubleheaders on Oct. 7 between the Blackhawks/Rangers at 8p, followed by Sharks/Kings on NBCSN. Season highlights include NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series pitting the Blackhawks/Wild on Feb. 21 and the Red Wings/Avalanche on Feb. 27. NBC also offers the Discover NHL Thanksgiving Showdown on Black Friday starting at 1p with Bruins/Rangers followed by Blackhawks/Ducks on NBCSN at 5p. Overall, NBCSN showcases 24 Wednesday Night Rivalry telecasts, plus six Wednesday Nightcaps that will showcase Western Conference teams, including the Kings, Sharks and Avalanche, as well as 12 Sunday Night Hockey contests.
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.