NBC Sports Group, Universal Sports Network and U.S. Figure Skating opened the curtains to its 2015-16 broadcast schedule for the upcoming season. NBC Sports Group carries more than 30 hours of coverage throughout the season, including 13 hours of the seven-event ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, 11 hours of of the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships and same-weekend coverage of the 2016 World, Four Continents and European championships. The broadcast network kicks off its Grand Prix Series coverage from 2015 Skate America from 5-6p on Oct. 24, with an additional 90 minutes shown on NBCSN Oct. 25. Universal Sports Network serves up more than 54 hours of live and delayed coverage of the Grand Prix Series and ISU championship events, slotting more than 28 hours of the Grand Prix Series, six hours each of the European Championships and Four Continents Championships and 12 hours of the World Championships.
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.