Yahoo continues to expand its sports offerings, locking in a partnership with the NHL to deliver free, live games to fans, in addition to on-demand, premium content. Through the deal, fans will be able to watch out-of-market hockey games on the platform sans cable subscription or authentication. The alliance will now see Yahoo Sports serve up four games a week with an NHL “Game of the Day” to US fans beginning tonight at 7:30p in addition to condensed games, “Best of the Day” and “Best of the Week” top plays and post-game highlights. Yahoo is also introducing new video advertising options that will run within commercial breaks during the live streams of live sporting events, which includes NHL and MLB games.
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Among the highlights and surprises, Sandra Oh is the first Asian American woman to be nominated as Lead Actress in a Drama Series (for BBC America’s Killing Eve)….ABC’s Modern Family failed to land a comedy series or acting nomination for the first time since its launch in 2009…. Nat Geo’s Genius: Picasso grabbed seven nods….After […]
The 70th annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday. HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 22 noms, while NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s Westworld each nabbed 21, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale followed with 20. Netflix was tops among networks with 112 total nominations, followed by HBO with 108 and NBC […]
The United States Olympic Committee named Sarah Hirshland as its 12th chief executive officer. Hirshland comes to the org after serving as chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association. “The USOC is at a critical time in its history and requires an energetic, creative and inspiring leader who is capable of building on […]
Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup Semifinal featuring a Croatia upset over England delivered 5,504,000 viewers to the FOX broadcast network and set an all-time FIFA World Cup Semifinal streaming record, according to the company. The match was up 61% from the Spain/Germany match in the corresponding 2010 window and ran nearly even with Netherlands/Argentina in 2014. […]