Comcast Does Deal With Sports Platform DAZN

Media and communications company Comcast Corp. has agreed to a distribution deal with digital global sports provider DAZN Group, further blurring the line between traditional television operators and the streaming services that have disrupted them.

Former Turner President David Levy Named CEO Of Brooklyn Nets

Sports Gamblers Are Big Pay TV Subscribers

The growing interest in legal sports gambling could mean more potential TV viewers, according to a recent analysis of sports programming by Altman Vilandrie & Co. Some 92% of frequent gamblers (those who participate regularly in sports betting and/or fantasy sports) are pay TV subscribers.

TVN’S FOCUS ON ADVERTISING

TVN Focus | Ad Buyers See An Opening For McMahon’s XFL

“The XFL has a good chance to become a small, viable opportunity for clients based on its WWE ownership backing,” says Adam Schwartz of Horizon Media. “I don’t think the XFL will ever become the NFL, but if the product is strong, it will get viewers to watch and, perhaps, to gamble on the games [and] that will draw more viewer interest.”

Blackbird And MOOV Partner At IBC

Blackbird, developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, and sports and events graphics company MOOV have partnered to help deliver fast turnaround sports video content with an integrated solution that streamlines cloud video workflows. The Blackbird cloud video clipping, editing and distribution platform provides rapid access to video for the creation of […]

Covers Media Adds To Its Sports Betting Podcasts

Tribune Media-owned Covers Media Group, a player in the sports betting space for almost 25 years, and operator of Covers.com and ProSportsDaily.com, has expanded its Covers.com podcast content library in time for the start of the NFL and NCAAF seasons. This launch includes the addition of a new host for the existing The Sharp 600 podcast while adding three new […]

DMA 50: NEW ORLEANS

WVUE Adds Jeff Duncan As Saints Analyst

Gray-owned Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans (DMA 50) has hired former New Orleans Times-Picayune sports columnist Jeff Duncan, now writing for the popular sports website The Athletic, as an analyst. Duncan will bring his Saints expertise to Fox 8’s coverage of the team. Duncan has been honored four times as the Columnist of the Year by the […]

ESPN Lost The Footage Of The First Game It Ever Aired

Serena Williams Upset Gives ESPN Highest Overnights For US Open Women’s Tennis

Fox’s NFL Pregame Show A Hall Of Famer

Fox NFL Sunday, which kicks off Fox’s 26th season covering the league on Sunday, was inducted into the National Association of Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame in April. It takes its place beside Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Meet the Press and All In The Family. Above (l-r), Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson get ready for the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show during the 2018 season at the Fox Sports studio in Los Angeles.