Featured Story

ESPN deepens its investment in Wimbledon

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 22 / 17

ESPN is investing more in Wimbledon, even as the network has cut back on some rights in tennis. For the first time, ESPN will televise parts of the Wimbledon qualifier rounds before the early July tournament. The All England Lawn Tennis Club, which owns the event, said ESPN is paying a rights fee...

Read More

Tags: Events and Attractions

More Stories

05/22/17
NBC renews with Pegasus World Cup

NBC has reupped its deal to broadcast the Pegasus World Cup after the inaugural running of the horse race, the world’s richest, drew more than 1.5 million viewers this year. Financial terms of the agreement between NBC and The Stronach Group, which owns the race, were not disclosed. NBC wil ...

Tags: Media

05/15/17
Media firm Deltatre moving into U.S.

Deltatre helped rights holders deliver coverage on multiple devices from the Rio Olympics. Its online sports video player carries the brand Diva (below). ...

Tags: Media

05/15/17
Bulgrin’s benefits go beyond the numbers

B est known in the sports business as a bookish, analytical media researcher, Artie Bulgrin cuts somewhat of a different persona inside ESPN’s offices. ESPNers are more apt to describe Bulgrin as a Mets fan, a guitarist for a classic rock ...

Tags: Media

05/15/17
‘Undefeated’ builds swagger in year one

When ESPN launched “The Undefeated” one year ago, editor-in-chief Kevin Merida wrote an essay that defined the site’s mission. “We want ‘The Undefeated’ to feel urgent, necessary, not dutiful. Ours won’t be a site of sermons and scoldings. … Expect us ...

Tags: Media

05/08/17
NBA shifts League Pass feed for mobile

It’s always interesting to hear league executives talk about trying to court younger viewers — the goal of just about every league, conference and team. It wasn’t surprising when NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum broached the topic at last month’s National Association of Bro ...

Tags: Media

05/08/17
Sports Media: ESPN marriages, divorces

G erry Matalon ’s phone started ringing in the weeks before ESPN laid off around 100 anchors, reporters and analysts late last month. Matalon’s phone continued ringing April 26, as ESPNers started to learn their fate. Now, a full w ...

Tags: Media

05/08/17
Stadium adds round-the-clock component

Stadium combines assets from 120 Sports, Campus Insiders and American Sports Network. The forthcoming debut of Stadium, the multiplatform national network formed by merging assets from Sinclair Broadc ...

Tags: Media

05/01/17
NBC’s Olympic shoot grows in importance

It was 74 degrees and sunny outside a nondescript studio in West Hollywood last week. But inside, the Winter Olympics had come nine months early. On Stage 1, an industrial fan blew smoke and fake snow into Shaun White’s face as he repeatedly jumped and twisted halfway around on a snowboard. ...

Tags: Olympics, Media

05/01/17
Tough trend for talent

In the weeks before ESPN laid off 100 anchors, reporters and analysts, one anchor renegotiated a salary that paid one-fourth of the previous deal. The hope was that a smaller salary would keep the anchor from being laid off. It worked. In March, more than a month before the layoffs were announced ...

Tags: Media

05/01/17
Interview with Turner’s David Levy

I was interested in several answers that Turner President David Levy gave during our interview at the CAA World Congress of Sports last month. On Bleacher Report streaming live rights Bleacher Report will always have scores, highlights and game recaps. Those are the “table stakes,& ...

Tags: Media

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug