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.
he Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival took place yesterday at NYC’s SVA Theatre, featuring insights from some of the smartest players in the space as well as showcasing fresh and surprising storytelling. The festival had been postponed by weather once, but Cynopsis was not planning to let a snowstorm get the better of us this […]
Ahead of his client’s 60 Minutes interview, the attorney for Stormy Daniels, the adult-film star who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump, asked the Trump Organization to preserve records pertaining to the $130,000 payment Trump’s lawyer made to Daniels weeks before the 2016 election. The demand is part of Daniels’ civil suit […]
The Players’ Tribune is going global, announcing “the first step” in the global expansion of its digital platform with a debut in Europe, the Middle East and Africa that will offer stories that have both global reach and local sensibility. With offices in London and Barcelona, that company is entering a new venture in partnership […]
The USOC saw Team USA fans around the world pump social media numbers, with consumption on Team USA channels (those managed by the USOC) accounting for nearly 217 million impressions following more than 87 posts per day on average during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. During the Olympic Winter Games, Team USA ranked No. […]
The Big 4 broadcast nets landed 4 of the top 5 spots in a survey asking connected consumers which network families they’d prefer in a 5-group skinny TV plan. NBCUniversal topped the list (48%), followed by Fox (41%), Disney/ABC (41%) and CBS (38%). “The value of their content is immense; top of mind for many […]