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Silver Details FiveThirtyEight Relaunch With ESPN On March 17, Timed To March Madness03 / 10 / 14
FiveThirtyEight Founder Nate Silver on Saturday at the SXSW conference in Austin "revealed a slew of details" about the site's new home on ESPN, according to Sam Laird of MASHABLE. The site "will launch on March 17, just in time for college basketball's annual March Madness tournament." The "basketb...
The Falcons "broke from tradition" yesterday, giving local radio rights to Z-93 (WZGC-FM) -- a classic rock and roll station, owned by Infinity Broadcasting -- for the next three years. It will mark t
"Off the Record with Pat Summerall," a Raycom-Summerall Group production that has Summerall speaking with NFL and Super Bowl heros, will run in syndication from January 21-January 29. The hour-long sh
With yesterday''s settlement, local broadcasting and TV networks began rushing to put together hockey coverage for the abbreviated season. ESPN and Fox both were waiting on a season schedule from the
For the last 12 years, every Viking home game in Minneapolis has been on broadcast on local TV due to a unique fund from General Mills. The fund, which guaranteed home games would be televised locally
A proposed deal from Viacom to sell its cable systems for $2.3B to a minority partnership is under scrutiny by the FCC. The sale would save Viacom nearly $400M in capital gains taxes under a program t
WB, Warner Bros.'' addition to the broadcast TV market, kicks off tonight. In New York, Verne Gay notes that the network has a lot of similarities to Fox''s start-up. Three of the shows slated for ton
CNN has moved its sports talk show "Calling All Sports" up 90 minutes to 11:30, just after their "Sports Tonight" (Baltimore SUN, 1/11)....SportsChannel Chicago Senior VP/GM Jim Corno on the NHL work
In an "unsettling" decision for Dolphins fans in Central FL, the NFL ruled that it will force Orlando''s NBC affiliate WESH-2 to carry all of the Jaguars road games as well as all sold-out home games.
If the NHL work stoppage ends today, ESPN is "ready to roll" on its hockey programming schedule. Even though it there will be "smaller overall volume," there would still be one or two weekly games on
Ratings for the NFL divisional playoff games fell 7% in overnight results from a 24.4 average to a 22.6. Fox''s two games were down 4% to 22.2, and NBC''s games decreased 10% to a 23.2. The highest ra