Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei said that it is "quite likely" that big digital platforms like Amazon will bid for F1. Maffei: "I suspect they will be bidders on other forms of sport content too. Particularly global makes a ton of sense. They’re global players" (NBCNEWS.com, 11/19).
GO WITH THE FLO: In Hartford, Kelli Stacy notes the UConn women hoops team is "headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to play three games in three days," but those games "won’t be available through traditional cable providers." Paradise Jam Tournament officials partnered with FloHoops, "meaning games will only be broadcast on FloHoops.com," where a monthly subscription costs $29.99. Some traditional TV outlets are "deterred from broadcasting games from the islands because of the significant cost of shipping a TV truck." Moving forward, a tournament spokesperson said that the event "hopes to make viewing more accessible for fans" (HARTFORD COURANT, 11/20).
IRON AGE: GOLF DIGEST's Joel Beall noted the Golf Channel docu-series "Driven," helmed by Rickie Fowler, is returning for a second year to "highlight the rivalry between Alabama and Auburn." The program, with Alabama alum Justin Thomas serving as a co-Exec Producer, will "consist of four episodes" and will "air on three consecutive Mondays beginning on May 6." The final chapter will "air May 27 on NBC" following the NCAA Men's Golf Championships (GOLFDIGEST.com, 11/19).