NCAA Final Scores Double-Digit Ratings Increase


CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ coverage of last night’s NCAA National Championship between North Carolina and Gonzaga on CBS scored a 14.5/24 rating/share in the metered markets, up +21% from last year, and the third highest rating for the National Championship since 2005. The game peaked with a 17.4/33 rating/share from 11:30-11:45 PM, ET. North …

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NBC to Broadcast Winter Games Live


For the first time ever at a Winter Olympics, NBC will broadcast all of its Olympic programming live across all time zones. Whether daytime, primetime or late night, all U.S. viewers will be able to watch NBC’s coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, at the same time. NBC has been …

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NFL Names Chief Medical Officer


The National Football League (NFL) has named Dr. Allen Sills as the league’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), a new full-time position based in New York. Dr. Sills joins the NFL from Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he serves as Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, and Founder and Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Sports …

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ESPN Kicks Off Baseball Coverage

Sunday Night Baseball - May 8, 2016

The 2017 Major League Baseball regular season starts this weekend and ESPN will broadcast seven games in two days on Sunday, April 2 and Monday, April 3. The seven-game slate is highlighted by the Sunday Opening Night telecast between the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs and their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, at Busch …

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ESPN Names New NFL Studio Hosts


With Chris Berman moving into a new role at ESPN in 2017, the sports network has selected a trio of commentators – Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder and Trey Wingo – to assume Berman’s host responsibilities on ESPN’s NFL studio shows. “We have three exceptional hosts in Suzy, Sam and Trey, who will usher in this …

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Outfront Billboards Display Live NCAA Scores


NEW YORK — OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) has formed a partnership with CBS and Turner Broadcasting to display real-time 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament scores to its digital billboards across the nation. Leveraging its live feed technology, OUTFRONT Media is displaying near real-time game scores at commuter rails, bus stations and digital screens to residents …

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NCAA Tournament Ratings are Up


March Madness is delivering a ratings increase for CBS and Turner. Live game coverage across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV, including the First Four and first Thursday games, is averaging 7.8 million viewers, up +5% from last year (7.4 million) according to Nielsen.  The networks’ coverage of the first Thursday averaged 8.2 million viewers, up …

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CBS, Turner Name NCAA Tourney Broadcasters


CBS Sports and Turner Sports has released the lineup of announcers for their seventh year of combined coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.  All 67 games from the 2017 NCAA Tournament will be televised across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV – and streaming online via NCAA March …

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ESPN to Use Vivid Seats for Ticket Sales


NEW YORK and CHICAGO – ESPN is joining forces with online ticket marketplace Vivid Seats to provide fans access to Vivid Seats’ ticket services. Starting this week, Vivid Seats’ branding, links and promotions will be integrated across all ESPN’s digital platforms allowing users to conveniently access and purchase tickets to their favorite sporting events. Together, …

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NBA to Change D-League to G-League


NEW YORK – Beginning with the 2017-18 season, the NBA Development League (NBA D-League) will be renamed the NBA Gatorade League (NBA G-League) as part of a multi-year expanded partnership between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Gatorade. The D-League is the minor league division of the NBA. This marks the first time a U.S. professional …

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Sports Illustrated to Launch True Crime Series


NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES – Sports Illustrated wants to bring crime stories about athletes to TV. The magazine, a division of Time Inc., is partnering with Jerry Bruckheimer TV (JBTV) to create a new series with the working title: Sports Illustrated: True Crime. Inspired by the recently launched and highly-acclaimed SI True Crime investigation …

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Costas Passes Torch for Olympic Hosting


NBC’s Bob Costas is passing the torch for prime-time hosting of the Olympic Games to Mike Tirico starting with the next Winter Games in PyeongChong, South Korea starting one year from today on February 9, 2018. The boyish-looking Costas, now 64, has hosted a record 11 Olympic Games including Summer and Winter Games in his …

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Former Yankee Mark Teixeira Joins ESPN

Bristol, CT - October 22, 2014 - Studio E: Mark Teixeira on the set of Mike & Mike
(Photo by Rich Arden / ESPN Images)

Mark Teixeira, who retired from the NY Yankees last year and was a  three-time All-Star first baseman, is joining ESPN as a Major League Baseball analyst. He is taking the place of John Kruk, who left ESPN for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. In the multi-year agreement, Teixeira will regularly contribute to ESPN’s MLB studio coverage, SportsCenter …

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