The ugly battle between Time Warner Cable and CBS is getting uglier by the minute. This morning, the former shocked the entire cable industry by offering to carry the latter’s channels on a purely a la carte basis, which would allow customers to either opt in for individual channels and pay a bit extra or opt out and pay nothing. Members of Congress have been shouting about such a plan for years, but not surprisingly, CBS was having none of that.
We’re a few years into the massive 3D push and all of the fervor for the medium seems to being dying down. At no point has that downtrend been clearer either than this week when the technology was dealt a pretty big blow. On Wednesday, early adapter of 3D TV ESPN announced the company was opting to “discontinue” its available 3D programming due to low usage numbers by ESPN viewers.
Let's face it, most awards shows are pretty boring. Whether or not you love the topic at hand, the actual show more often than not fails to entertain. However, one awards show that never seems to disappoint in the entertainment department is ESPN's The ESPY Awards and it's largely because they know how to hire a host. This year, the 20th for the event celebrating the best in sports, the ESPYS have hired comedian Rob Riggle.
The automotive sponsor is dropping out of Penn State game sponsorship only. Currently, the advertising has pulled out of Saturday’s 12 p.m. ET airing of Penn State against Nebraska. Cars.com advertisements will not appear during next week’s Penn State versus Ohio State game, as well. According to Cars.com spokesman Ron Hall, the company will drop its advertisements in light of negative associations with the University. Cars.com will continue to advertise during other ESPN College Football games.
ESPN is apparently not over the comments Hank Williams Jr. made comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler, and based on this news, they don’t plan to be anytime soon. Word is, the sports network, which is owned by ABC, has decided to part ways with the singer following his remarks, which did not go over well at all.
After making a comment on Fox News (where else?) in which he compared President Obama’s recent meeting with John Boehner, Republican House Speaker, to a hypothetical meeting between a certain famous Nazi dictator and an Israeli leader, Hank Williams Jr. has been dropped by ESPN. Well, for one night anyway.
Despite ESPN's own forays into scripted television not having gone so well, the sports cable network is still determined to churn out original content. This time, however, they're looking to provide that content for somebody else. ESPN's production unit has sold a new scripted series to ABC. Former Scrubs exec producer Bill Callahan will write and exec produce the show, which will follow four Boston-area friends who regularly gather to watch all their favorite teams play. No word yet on a title or when the show might see air.
When it first hit the market in 2010, 3D TV was touted as the next big thing in home entertainment – by the manufacturers at least. But well into the second half of 2011, it’s looking like 3D TV is headed the way of the Laserdisc – into the infamy of technology that not a whole lot of people bought into, and many of those who did regret. Is 3D TV a monumental fail?
Now, ESPN has announced reruns of the soon-defunct show will air on ESPN and ESPN Classic. The announcement couldn’t have come any sooner, because ESPN is planning to begin airing Season 1episodes on July 12, the same day Friday Night Lights ends its run on DirecTV and NBC
For those of us not willing to go the route of tube socks and underwear for our dad’s/husband’s Fathers Day gifts, Best Buy might actually come through in the clutch. Today, though minimally advertised, Best Buy exclusively released the ESPN sports documentary series 30 for 30 Collector's Set and Limited Edition Collector’s Set on Blu-Ray.
In its upfront presentation, the sports leader announced it will begin showing all commercials during the second half of races on the left side of the screen, leaving the right half free for a silent live feed
Entitled Those Guys Have All The Fun, the book chronicles the history of SportsCenter told through those who lived it. Nostalgic, bitter, confused and proud, the anchors seem nothing, if not passionate, when recounting their various tenures at Sportscenter in the few segments published today
It's very possible the National Football League could lose some fans if this lockout continues much longer, but at least for today, the most popular sports league in America can rest easily knowing a lot of people still care
The National Football League generates more than nine billion dollars in revenue every year. That’s more than most countries, but with all this uncertainty, sponsors are already holding back on re-upping with both the NFL and various television networks
Storm just signed a multi-year extension with the sports network that will keep her anchoring the morning broadcast of Sportscenter. In addition, she’ll continue with her NBA-related duties