NBC, NFL, Underwood Sued Over ‘SNF’ Theme

On Wednesday, a songwriting team filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court against singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC, saying they stole a song and used it to introduce Sunday Night Football during the 2018-19 season.

NFL Team Taps VidOvation, ABonAir For Stadium Wireless Camera Coverage

VidOvation says an NFL team has deployed the ABonAir AB512 wireless camera system with integrated camera control, paint, and intercom to transmit signals with great reliability and flexibility within its stadium during NFL broadcasts. “Reliable and low-latency wireless is critical when sending live in-house video feeds to the big screen, yet it can be very […]

Network Bosses Pleased With NFL TV Packages

Before the public got a look at the upcoming NFL regular-season schedule on Wednesday, Howard Katz, the league’s SVP of broadcasting and media operations, relayed to Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN what games they received. In interviews with network executives, all four networks thought Katz’s task of formulating this year’s packages was fair.

NFL, Networks Mull Sunday Afternoon Shake-Up

The NFL and some of the media companies that broadcast some of its most-watched matches have considered the idea of shaking up the Sunday-afternoon packages that regularly air on CBS and Fox, according to two people familiar with the matter. Under one idea broached, the two networks could get to air packages that include games from both the NFC and AFC, as opposed to the current system, which keeps the NFC on Fox and the AFC on CBS. The talks are extremely preliminary, one of these people cautions, and may not come to fruition.

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No Long Tail For Super Bowl Ad End Run

As it has for the past two years, Yellow Tail will advertise nationally during the Super Bowl by buying local time on CBS stations across the country. The strategy has been a winner for the winery, but not a model that other national advertisers have followed.

Amazon’s Storm, Kremer NFL Team To Return

Amazon announced Thursday the veteran NFL announcing duo of Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer will be back next season to call the Thursday night package on Amazon’s Prime video service.

Gladys Knight To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — Gladys Knight will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl. The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she’s proud to use her voice to “unite and represent our country” in her hometown of Atlanta. The 74-year-old and the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Her hits […]

CBS Plans 30+ Hours Of Digital Video Around Super Bowl

NFL Playoff Ratings Keep Sizzling

The return of divisional playoff football to Los Angeles proved a winner for Fox, and NBC’s final NFL telecast of the season also posted stellar numbers as the NFL’s TV ratings comeback shows no signs of faltering. NBC was up 8% and Fox was up 25%.

NFL TV Analysts Speak A Language All Their Own