In what is expected to their final training camp before departing for Las Vegas, the Oakland Raiders will be under the spotlight during the 14th edition of HBO’s Emmy-winning cinema verite franchise Hard Knocks. The Raiders should provide ample entertainment as the AFC West team is headed by a pair of TV veterans: Head Coach Jon Gruden, a nine-year Monday Night Football analyst, is in the sophomore season of his second stint leading the club, while Mike Mayock, the longtime NFL Network analysts, is in his rookie run as General Manager. The club added controversial players in top wide receiver Antonio Brown and middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals knocked out the former Steelers stalwart with a helmet-to-helmet blow in a 2016 playoff game. A 30-person NFL Films crew will be in Raiders’ training camp in Napa Valley, shooting more than 1,750 hours of footage over the course of the series. The first of the five-installment Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders debuts Aug 6 at 10p.
The series premiere of HGTV’s Celebrity IOU attracted over 2.6 million viewers on Monday, in an episode featuring a renovation from Brad Pitt. The show delivered a 0.92 P25-54 Live+SD rating, a 60% increase over the prior six weeks and an 88% lift over year-ago levels. The episode also garnered a 1.19 rating among W25-54, […]
The IAB surveyed over 200 sellers on how COVID-19 is impacting ad spend, and found 98% of respondents believe ad sales revenue will be down for the year against original 2020 plans and 69% of sell-side have already or are in the process of reforecasting for March-June. However, the majority of the sell-side have not […]
The BMW Group is diving deeper into competitive gaming, and is launching a new international platform in addition to locking in partnerships with Cloud9 (U.S.), Fnatic (UK), FunPlus Phoenix (China), G2 Esports (Germany) and T1 (South Korea). The new partnerships will include content development across social media, information sharing, and technology transfer with its engineers […]
Riot Games mapped out its initial esports plans for Valorant, the new competitive 5v5 tactical shooter which entered closed beta on April 7. The company announced three core pillars that would be used to build out the ecosystem – competitive integrity, accessibility, and authenticity. With an eye to build up the grassroots scene and to […]
AMC is borrowing a show from its corporate sib, streaming service Shudder: Two episodes of horror anthology series Creepshow will air back-to-back on Mondays at 9p from May 4 through May 18. “As we continue to experiment with show sharing across our portfolio of defining brands at AMC Networks, it felt like a no brainer […]