And so it begins. NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs opens with a trio of games on Wednesday night and sets the stage for two months of programming that spans NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network. First-round games on cable are subject to local blackouts. Opening games will include a doubleheader on NBCSN at 7:30p with Jackets/Penguins. Mike “Doc” Emrick and Pierre McGuire will have the call. At 10p, the channel offers Stars/Ducks with John Walton and Butch Goring handle broadcast duties. Wednesday will also see the Canadiens/Lightening at 7p on CNBC. Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy and David Amber will call the series. On Thursday, CNBC carries Flyers/Rangers at 7p and Wild/Avalanche at 9:30p. NBCSN handles Blackhawks/Blues at 8p and Kings/Sharks at 10:30p.
TV Land has cut ties with two more original series, canceling Lopez after two seasons and late-night comedy Throwing Shade after one. In addition, the Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone-produced comedy, Nobodies, is moving to flagship Viacom scripted brand Paramount Network.
FOX issued a put pilot order for comedy One Hit Wendy. Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars) stars as a singer who peaked at 18 and is now trying to guide her talented niece through the music biz.
Mashable was just sold – and it didn’t exactly fetch a hefty price tag. The digital media company was purchased by Ziff Davis, a publisher of gaming, healthcare, and tech content. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. According to the paper, Ziff Davis only paid about $50 million for the company. […]
According to a new report from Recode, Univision is looking to bring in a minority investor to support Fusion Media Group. Along with the Fusion TV network and a production studio, FMG consists of a number of digital media properties, including The Onion and most of the sites formerly owned by Gawker Media. (Univision bought […]
NBC Olympics is lining up 1800 hours of live streaming coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang in February, marking a record for a Winter Olympics. In addition, PyeongChang will be the first Winter Games to offer live streaming of the NBC broadcast network, including primetime and primetime-plus programming as part of its […]