More ESPN Rights Deals: 2018 CFL Season Exclusively on ESPN Platforms; ESPN+ Adds National Pro Fastpitch Slate

ESPN networks and ESPN+ — the recently-launched direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment and ESPN — will combine to present all 2018 Canadian Football League (CFL) regular season and postseason games. ESPN2 and ESPNEWS will televise more than 20 games, including the Eastern and Western Finals and 106th […]  More

Yamaha Professional Audio Division Adds New Commercial Audio Distribution Partner in Canada

Yamaha Corporation of America’s Professional Audio Division has announced changes to its Canadian business operation in terms of distribution and representation for the commercial audio (CA) channel. This key decision was based on the desire to expand Yamaha Commercial Audio coverage within Canada’s expansive geography, while also bringing the company’s full audio solutions to new […]  More

Ratings Roundup: 2018 NBA and NHL Conference Finals Make Network History

Ratings roundup is a rundown of ratings news from the past week and is derived from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, ESPN saw record-setting viewership of the NBA 2018 Eastern Conference Finals, TNT attained positives with their presentation of the Western Conference Finals, the popularity of both Conference Finals […]  More

Remembering AWS Elemental’s Manuel De Peña, a Pillar of the Sports-Technology Industry

Earlier this month, the SVG and media-technology communities lost a beloved industry stalwart, when Manuel De Peña, senior director, field operations, East Region, AWS Elemental, died in an auto accident at 58 years old. Widely respected in the industry, his career in digital-media business development spanned more than 17 years, and, in recent years, he played a […]  More

ESPN Expands UFC Rights Deal to Become Exclusive Digital, TV Home of UFC in U.S.

ESPN and the UFC unveiled the full scope of its five-year, reportedly $1.5 billion rights deal on Wednesday that makes ESPN media platforms the exclusive digital and television home of the UFC in the United States, further expanding streaming rights to UFC on ESPN+ and building upon the agreement revealed earlier this month.   More

SB Nation To Release First OTT Docuseries

SB Nation announced its first-ever OTT production, Foul Play: Paid in Mississippi, and will be available at once on Monday, May 30th, on Verizon’s Go90 platform. The new docuseries takes a clear-eyed look at the shadowy economy that fuels southern college football over four, 25-minute episodes.  More