The UFC has some new digs. The MMA powerhouse stuck a multi-year deal with Canada’s TSN, RDS, and Fight Network for Canadian media rights to UFC global events. The agreement will see Bell Media’s TSN and RDS offer a slate of UFC programming to fans across multiple platforms, including major live events, preliminary fights of UFC Pay-Per-View events, UFC Fight Night events, and The Ultimate Fighter series. Meanwhile, Fight Network will carry all UFC Fight Night events from around the world as well as preliminary bouts for domestic non-Pay-Per-View cards. In addition, TSN and RDS will team up with Fight Network to produce an original live pre-fight program before PPV events slated to run on the sports channels. TSN kicks off its UFC coverage on Jan. 3 with Countdown to UFC 182: Jonves vs. Cormier at 7p on TSN4 and TSN5.
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 […]