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
More than twenty-seven million people watched last night’s broadcast live. That’s almost six million more than watched the previous high, an NFL regular season Monday Night Football contest between the Vikings and the Packers
The two sides are very close on the parameters of a long-term agreement that would see football stay on ESPN through 2022 or 2023. The deal would pay the NFL just under two billion dollars a season for the broadcast rights
Now, typically this sorta thing would be more of a faux-pas than a scandal, like Woody Hayes going for two against Michigan up thirty points with just a few seconds to go