Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws named Chris DeAppolonio as the team’s new president. DeAppolonio previously served as executive vice president, partnerships at Infinite Esports & Entertainment, the former parent company of the Houston Outlaws and OpTic Gaming. He will now lead all business and competitive operations for the Outlaws and will work to continue the expansion of the brand to its home marketing area of Houston, Austin, and San Antonio in preparation for hosting matches in their market during the upcoming 2020 season. Of course, the Outlaws were acquired by Immortals Gaming when they purchased parent company Infinite Esports & Entertainment in June. Since IGC already owns and operates the Los Angeles Valiant, the team is now in the process of being sold to Houston-based real estate investor Lee Zieben. The acquisition is expected to be closed by the end of August.
Celebrated actor, director and producer Don Cheadle launched production company Radicle Act and signed a first-look deal with Industrial Media. Mika Pryce will join the company as SVP/head of development to lead content efforts for all platforms. On the film side, Cheadle has set up the adaptation of the book Amari and the Night Brothers […]
Groundbreaking series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, will come to an end after three seasons airing on A&E. In a show first, the two-hour series finale special that airs Monday, August 26 at 9p will be filmed in front of a live studio audience. Remini and Mike Rinder will “explore stories of how Church […]
LaLiga is going another round with beIN Media Group, inking an extension that will see beIN SPORTS USA and Canada will exclusively broadcast LaLiga until 2024. The new agreement comes just days before the start of a 2019-20 season, which kicks-off later this week. “We have always believed that LaLiga is one of the preeminent […]
FanDuel Group and Major League Baseball announced a multi-year partnership designating FanDuel as an Authorized Gaming Operator of MLB. The deal marks the company’s first partnership with Major League Baseball or an MLB team and provides FanDuel access to official MLB data, along with league and team marks and logos, across FanDuel’s online sports betting […]
The paranormal investigators that started it all –Ghost Hunters trio Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango – are back in a new series, Travel Channel’s Ghost Nation, premiering Friday, October 11 at 9p. Each episode helps people dealing with harrowing hauntings.