Telemundo Deportes and streaming services ESPN+ are ready to kick off coverage of Copa America as the second of soccer’s big three tournaments this summer launches June 14. The U.S. Spanish-language rights-holder begins its pregame coverage of the opening match between Bolivia and the host nation Brazil at 7p on broadcast network Telemundo, as well as the Telemundo Deportes En Vido and NBC Sports apps. The same platforms are in play during the first weekend of action of the CONMEBOL tournament, which features 10 South American nations and in this competition, Japan and 2022 FIFA World Cup host Qatar. Telemundo’s coverage continues Saturday beginning at 2:30 p, with Venezuela facing Peru and Lionel Messi’s Argentina squaring off against. James Rodriguez’s Colombia side. The opening weekend closes with two matches Sunday. starting at 2:30 p.: Paraguay vs.Qatar, which also won the Asian Cup, followed by the 15-time champion Uruguay facing Ecuador ESPN+, Walt Disney Co.’s service that has picked up more than 2 million subscribers since its launch in April 2018, will look to bring more customers into its streaming tent with its English-language presentations of all 26 matches. Fox Sports and Telemundo hold the rights to the Women’s World Cup, while the former and Univision Deportes will air the Gold Cup, kicking off June 15. The finals for all three tourneys are slated for July 7.
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 […]