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ESPN And Viacom Have Been Fined $1.4 Million For This Commercial image
When the FCC gets buck on someone, it usually has something to do with explicit language and/or nudity of the accidental kind. In this case, however, the big bucks are coming out over a movie trailer.
Nick Venable 2015-01-23
ESPN Broadcast Gets Awkward After Announcer Denies Evolution image
I’d love to know how many sports contests in the past have ever taken an immediate tonal dive due to religious beliefs getting brought up. It doesn’t seem the likeliest of incidents to happen while nearby cheerleaders are pumping up the crowd.
Nick Venable 2015-01-16
ESPN Is Responsible For The 20 Most Watched Shows In Cable History image
Over the weekend, ESPN hosted the college football national championship and absolutely crushed in the ratings. Even more impressive, though, is that the network now holds the top 20 most-viewed programs in all of cable television. Can you guess what they all are?
William Fanelli 2015-01-14
The Ohio State And Oregon Game Delivered Incredible Ratings, Of Course image
After the College Football Playoff semi-finals crushed in the ratings last week, most people were expecting a huge turnout this week, when Ohio State squared off against the University of Oregon for the National Championship. A huge turnout is exactly what they got.
Jessica Rawden 2015-01-13
New Internet Streaming Service To Offer Top Cable Channels For Cheap image
Even people who are willing to shell out more than $100 bucks for cable each month knows the service is expensive. Certain companies, like Netflix and HBO, have already been working to bring homes cheaper ways to access content. This week, another service entered the fray.
Jessica Rawden 2015-01-06
Remember Stuart Scott By Watching His Inspiring ESPY Speech image
This morning, ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died following an extended battle with cancer. The 49 year-old sports anchor will be remembered for his on-air catchphrases and a mind primed for sports facts and figures, but as we keep his family and friends in our thoughts, lets take a look at the epic speech he gave at the ESPY Awards.
Jessica Rawden 2015-01-04
ESPN Stole Daniel Tosh's Web Redemption And He's Pissed image
This week, Comedy Central’s Tosh. O is not particularly pleased with another network. Viral video extraordinaire Daniel Tosh used his show as a platform to push ESPN’s buttons, following an incident where the sports-related network blatantly ripped off his “Web Redemption” segment.
Jessica Rawden 2014-11-12
This Might Be The Most Incomprehensible Speech In The History Of Sports image
It’s a tough job to be an on-air personality. Radio and TV personas have to be on all the time. They are expected to be knowledgeable on a variety of topics, and more importantly, they are expected to enunciate clearly. Usually, on-air personalities are pretty good about staying professional, but occasionally, they are a garbled mess.
Jessica Rawden 2014-10-20
ESPN Just Suspended Bill Simmons For This Epic Rant image
Love him or hate him, ESPN columnist and analyst Bill Simmons is one of the most outspoken people in sports, fueled by subjectivity and pop culture references. His thought-provoking opinions have landed him in hot water in the past, but the most recent edition of his podcast B.S. Report has gotten him suspended from EPSN for the next three weeks.
Nick Venable 2014-09-24
ESPN's Streaming Service Didn't Handle The World Cup Very Well image
Still, at some point in the near future, these kinks should be worked out to the point where we’re shocked when outages do happen, especially on big events. Maybe that will be 3 years. Maybe it will be 5 years. I’m not really sure, but I’m confident in saying it will be under 10.
Mack Rawden 2014-06-26
The NFL Introduced Radical Changes To Its 2014-2015 Season Schedule image
When it comes to ratings, NFL games are TV’s biggest no-brainers. So it’s no small matter that the 2014-2015 season will feature three significant changes in where and when some of the most important games of the season are played.
Nick Venable 2014-04-24
Tonya Harding And Nancy Kerrigan Figure Skating Controversy Revisited In 30 For 30: The Price Of Gold image
Now matter how dramatic Sochi's figure staking proves to be, there's no way it can live up to the sensational events of the ladies' competition 20 years ago. While everyone probably remembers the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan scandal, ESPN's 30 for 30: The Price of Gold is a compelling doc that not only offers never before seen footage of the events and new interviews but also crafts a fascinating narrative around Harding's involvement with the attack. A must see for the anniversary.
Jesse Carp 2014-02-14
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
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