With 20 teams lined up for season two, Overwatch League detailed the format for the 2019 season with opening play beginning Feb. 14, 2019 and each of the league’s 20 teams now playing 28 matches over four five-week stages at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. The division winners and the next four top teams regardless of division will qualify for the postseason. Two additional teams will make the playoffs based on the results of a play-in tournament, which will take place immediately after the regular season. To help give teams opportunities to visit their home markets and to keep players fresh, teams will play zero, one or two matches per week. Additionally, there will be longer breaks during the season, including an extended break around the league’s All-Star event, which will take place between Stages 2 and 3. The eight expansion franchises have been assigned to the league’s two existing divisions. Paris, Toronto, Washington D.C. and Atlanta will join the Atlantic Division, while Vancouver, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Hangzhou will join the Pacific Division.
Wheel of Fortune is thinking big – for the first time, the CBS game show will make it possible for a viewer to win a home. Wheel is teaming with Mingo Communities and Margaritaville Holdings to give away a new, $350,000 home at active adult community Latitude Margaritaville in the “Home Sweet Home Giveaway,” running […]
Netflix renewed adult animated comedy Disenchantment for seasons three and four. The remaining ten episodes of the show’s initial order will debut in 2019, with batches of ten episodes each airing in 2020 and 2021.
Discovery and the PGA TOUR are launching GOLFTV, powered by the PGA TOUR, a new live and on-demand international video streaming service, which will launch globally outside the United States on Jan. 1, 2019. GOLFTV will present more than 2,000 hours of live action each year as well as premium content on-demand. Live coverage will […]
The Premier Lacrosse League formally debuted to deliver a “true home for the sport with the best players, a strong business model, significant financial support, national media coverage through an exclusive agreement with NBC Sports Group, and a unique touring structure that will better serve players and fans,” according to the release. The league is […]
In yet another change at the top for broadcast networks, Charlie Collier, president of AMC Networks for ten years, is moving to Fox. Collier has been named chief executive of entertainment, replacing co-chief executive of the Fox Television Group, Gary Newman, who had planned to stay in the job only through this television season. The […]