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When the highest-rated programs are tallied every year, you’re always going to find football games on it, but ESPN is now paying big for its wronged predictions that the College Football Playoffs would bring in huge audiences.
In 2014, ESPN and TNT showcased their faith in the NBA’s popularity on the small screen by laying down a nine-year $24 billion deal. But here we are, a year later, and the numbers aren't looking good.
Thanks to a wide variety of live sporting events and an army of the more famous athletic analysts on television, the Disney subsidiary has been able to demand the highest carriage fees from every cable company. Unfortunately for ESPN, however, the days of printing money may be coming to an end.
ESPN is one of the most successful networks out there, and that success doesn’t stop on cable and satellite, either. Thankfully, the company just made one smart change that will make it easier to watch live sports from your mobile device.
Now that HBO has rebounded the talents of Bill Simmons from ESPN after his 14 years there, people have been wondering about how he’d fit into the network’s sports coverage. We now know what the first of his plans are for the premium cable service.
As everyone is probably aware, primetime NFL football is always a ratings monster, no matter what time of year it is or who is playing. And what's a great way to make those ratings higher? Premiering a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, duh.
ESPN got poignant recently when SportsCenter’s Scott Van Pelt took a shot at entertainment media for choosing to refer to Lamar Odom as a reality TV star over a sports champion. Check it out.
You can take the rant out of Bill Simmons, but…well, there is no but, really, because Bill Simmons is going to give you his rants whether you asked for them or not. He recently went off on ESPN for how they handle coverage on the NFL and its many scandals.
If you follow Major League Baseball you know who Curt Schilling is. If you follow celebrities who do and say stupid things in public you probably also know who Curt Schilling is. The outspoken former pitcher has now been suspended from his on-air job at ESPN after he published a tweet that he really should not have.
There isn’t a great way for most cable cutters to view live sports. But that all could be changing soon. Disney President Bob Iger, the head of ESPN’s parent company, recently said that ESPN could eventually be sold without the burden of a heavy cable bundle.
When you’re one of the more studied and engaging standouts in your field, the amount of time that passes in between jobs usually isn’t going to be markedly pronounced. So it goes with sports and pop culture voice Bill Simmons, who will head to the ribald world of HBO for a huge exclusive deal
The assembly line of sports analysts over at ESPN continues to grow smaller, as another big name from the company is being shown the door. Fans of Colin Cowherd will no longer be able to see or hear him on anything from ESPN at some point relatively soon,
The years of cable and satellite’s domination over TV-viewing consumers is slowly getting balanced by a host of new plans that allow customers to choose the channels they want to subscribe to. According to a new survey, these are the top 20 channels people need.
It’s been a little over a week since Bill Simmons was basically let go by ESPN. Network president John Skipper made public his decision not to re-sign Simmons to another contract when his current deal is up in September.
We’ve culled together several lifetime’s worth of TV viewing, put all the data into a giant 1980s computer, and out popped a list of the 10 greatest cable channels of these modern times.