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HBO and Bill Simmons announce major new multi-year, multi-platform exclusive agreement

HBO AND BILL SIMMONS ANNOUNCE MAJOR NEW MULTI-YEAR,  MULTI-PLATFORM EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT,  ANCHORED BY AN ALL-NEW HBO SERIES TO LAUNCH IN 2016 LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2015 – Bill Simmons, one of the most influential figures in contemporary sports media and the founding editor of Grantland.com, and HBO have entered into a major exclusive multi-year, multi-platform […]

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@ESPNTennis & US Open, Labor Day Weekend: All Day, Every Day on ESPN2, ESPN3

•    New Exclusive Schedule Creates First-Ever All-ESPN Holiday Weekend•    ESPN2, ESPN3 from 11 a.m. ET – Last Ball on Saturday, Sunday & Monday•    Saturday on Ashe:  Kvitova, Federer, Azarenka; Prime Time: Halep, Murray•    Serena, Survives a Scare, Faces Toughest Test Yet Sunday:  20-Year Old American No. 19 Keys For the first time, fans can watch […]

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NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PRESS PASS – WHAT TO WATCH SEPTEMBER 4-7, 2015

(All times ET) Press Pass” on NBC Sports Group Press Box is a quick overview of upcoming program information and highlights from the NBC Sports Group Communications team. For live streaming information on NBC Sports Live Extra, and Golf Channel Live Extra, click here. Friday, September 4 2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel – PGA Tour: Deutsche Bank Championship 3 p.m. on […]

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ESPNU Extends College Football Weekend, Debuts ‘College Football Sunday’ Program

New Sunday Morning Show Reflects on Saturday’s Action and Looks Ahead to Upcoming Week College Football Sunday to Feature ESPNU’s Kevin Carter, Jason Sehorn and be Joined by SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum, Analyst Mark May, and Additional Prominent Voices CFB Daily Returns as ESPNU’s Signature Show ESPNU will extend the college football weekend with the […]

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HALL-OF-FAME COACH LOU HOLTZ JOINS MORNING DRIVE AS WEEKLY CONTRIBUTOR

An Avid Golfer With a Single-Digit Handicap, Holtz Will Appear Every Friday Talking College Football and Golf From a Coach’s Perspective ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 3, 2015 – College Football Hall-of-Fame coach and avid golfer Lou Holtz will join Golf Channel’s Morning Drive as a weekly contributor during the college football season, beginning Friday, Sept. 4. […]

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@ESPNTennis & US Open: Thru 3 Days TV Audience up 58%; ESPN3 Usage Soaring

After three days of the first all-ESPN US Open, ESPN’s TV audience is up 58% from a year ago, averaging 853,000 viewers (P2+), up from 540,000 in 2014.  The corresponding household rating is up 50%, from 0.4 to 0.6. Younger viewers are leading the charge. The rating among viewers 18-34 and 18-49 – as well […]

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ESPN Statement on Curt Schilling

At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the face of our brand. We are a sports media company. Curt’s actions have not been consistent with his contractual obligations nor have they been professionally handled; they have obviously not reflected well on the […]

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TRANSCRIPT: NBC SPORTS GROUP’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW CONFERENCE CALL

THE MODERATOR:  Welcome to today’s Sunday Night Football season kickoff conference call.  Joining us today are Sunday Night Football coordinating producer Fred Gaudelli, and our on air team of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya. This season marks the 10th year of Sunday Night Football on NBC and begins with the Pittsburgh Steelers at […]

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ESPN Enterprise Journalism – September 3, 2015

Family Ties College GameDay (Saturday, 9 a.m. ET, ESPN) SportsCenter (Sunday, 11 p.m., ESPN)   PREVIEW Alabama’s starting kicker Adam Griffith is no stranger to adversity. At the 2013 Iron Bowl, with one second left in a tied game, Griffith’s 57-yard field goal attempt against rival Auburn was short and returned for a touchdown – […]

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NBC SPORTS DIGITAL RE-DESIGNS NBCSPORTS.COM WITH FOCUS ON LIVE VIDEO & PLAYER NEWS

Re-Designed NBCSports.com is Most Dedicated Live Video Site in Sports Rotoworld’s Best-in-Class Player News Featured Throughout NBC Sports Digital Network Re-Design Provides Consistent Look & Feel Across All Areas of NBCSports.com ProFootballTalk.com Gets First Re-Design in Six Years STAMFORD, Conn. – September 3, 2015 – NBC Sports Digital will launch a re-designed NBCSports.com this Monday, […]