Why Time Warner's A La Carte Cable Option Would Suck For Most Of Us image
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.
Mack Rawden 2013-08-05
3D TV Suffers Big Setback As ESPN Pulls Out Of Market image
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.
Jessica Rawden 2013-06-13
ESPN Enlists Comedian Rob Riggle To Host The 2012 ESPY Awards  image
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.
Jesse Carp 2012-04-20 Pulls Advertisements From Penn State Football Games image
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. advertisements will not appear during next week’s Penn State versus Ohio State game, as well. According to spokesman Ron Hall, the company will drop its advertisements in light of negative associations with the University. will continue to advertise during other ESPN College Football games.
Jessica Grabert 2011-11-11
ESPN Severs Ties With Hank Williams Jr. Over Obama/Hitler Remark image
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.
Kelly West 2011-10-06
Hank Williams Pulled From Monday Night Football For Obama/Hitler Analogy image
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.
Leslie Kasperowicz 2011-10-03
Former Scrubs EP Bill Callahan To Head Sports Comedy For ABC And ESPN image
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.
David Wharton 2011-09-30
Is 3D TV Headed For The Technological Scrap Heap? image
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?
Leslie Kasperowicz 2011-09-07
Fans Can Revisit Friday Night Lights On ESPN  image
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
Jessica Grabert 2011-07-11
ESPN's 30 For 30 Blu-Ray Collection: Great Father's Day Gift For Sports Fans image
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.
Jessica Grabert 2011-05-27
ESPN Will Begin Showing NASCAR Commercials On A Split Screen image
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
Mack Rawden 2011-05-17
New Book Threatens To Blow The Lid Off Of SportsCenter's Friendly Image image
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
Mack Rawden 2011-05-16
Despite Lockout, NFL Draft Does Big Ratings image
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
Mack Rawden 2011-04-29
Why The NFL Labor Problems Are Bad News For TV Networks image
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
Mack Rawden 2011-03-12
ESPN Extends Hannah Storm image
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
Mack Rawden 2011-01-26
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