UFC mapped out its lineup of dates, locations, and distribution plans for UFC events for the first quarter of 2019, which marks the beginning of the company’s multi-year agreement with The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-To-Consumer & International segment and ESPN. The first three months features events across ESPN+ and ESPN networks every week for 11 consecutive weeks. ESPN+ will showcase more than 36 hours of exclusive UFC action and ESPN linear networks will add another 18 hours. Jan. 19 will see UFC return to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night card will represent UFC’s debut on ESPN-branded platforms, with main card bouts streamed live on ESPN+ in both English and Spanish and prelims broadcast nationally on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Following Brooklyn, UFC 233 takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim on January 26.. Other confirmed events in the first quarter include UFC 235, the promotion’s first event of the year in its home venue, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, on March 2, and a return to London, England’s O2 Arena for UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night on March 16.
Bravo patriarch and new daddy Andy Cohen will receive the Vito Russo Award at the 30th GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 4. The Watch What Happens Live! host and Bravo exec will be presented with the award by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Mindy Kaling’s untitled coming-of-age-comedy got a 10-epsiode series order at Netflix. Co-created, co-written and executive produced by Kaling and Lang Fisher, who also serve as showrunners, the semi-autobiographical series explores the life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl. David Miner (30 Rock, Master of None) will exec produce with Kaling and Fisher. […]
N3rd Street Gamers is adding Overwatch to its National Championship Series of esports, beginning on March 23 in a deal with Blizzard to run sanctioned Overwatch tournaments throughout the year. Prize pools for tournaments in the Overwatch National Championship Series will reach as high as $50,000 for amateur competitors. “We are eager to work with […]
Google introduced the world to Stadia, the company’s new video game platform, designed to offer gamers instant access to their favorite games across any screen – from TV to PC to mobile phone with a goal of making those games available in resolutions up to 4K and 60 frames per second with HDR and surround […]
Danica Patrick is heading to NBC Sports, where the former INDYCAR and NASCAR driver will serve as a studio analyst for the company’s inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 26 where she will join host Mike Tirico. Patrick will also participate in NBC Sports’ coverage of Indy 500 Pole Day […]