NFL, CBS and Twitter looking to develop combined Thursday Night Football rating

One of the challenges with events that will be both broadcast and streamed is how to handle the ratings, as streaming generally uses quite different metrics than television. The Thursday Night Football games, which will be broadcast on CBS (early-season), NBC (late-season), NFL Network and Twitter (full season), will be an interesting case in this […]


Mike Tirico to call three Notre Dame games for NBC

NBC is wasting no time putting Mike Tirico to work in a variety of ways. He’ll step in for Dan Hicks for NBC’s first three Notre Dame broadcasts of the season, including a potentially juicy matchup with Michigan State on September 17th. Obviously this wasn’t NBC’s first choice for Tirico, but with Thursday Night Football […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28:  Broadcaster Chris Berman of ESPN is seen on the field before Game Two of the 2015 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Chris Berman once again set to call late game of week 1 MNF doubleheader

In news sure to be celebrated across the land, ESPN is once again handing play-by-play duties for the late Week 1 Monday Night Football game to Chris Berman, according to SI‘s Richard Deitsch. The now-traditional opening week MNF doubleheader is a bit of an odd fit for ESPN. As a network with only one NFL game […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29:  Madison Keys plays a forehand against Alison Riske on Day One of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Screengrab Snafu: ESPN gives Madison Keys quite a boost in height

Height in tennis is generally an advantage. It allows for more difficult and varied serving angles, though at a certain point it can limit mobility. There are currently some very tall players. John Isner is listed at 6’10”. Ivo Karlovic is even taller, listed at 6’11”. And the tallest female player on tour is apparently Akgul […]


Cloud of mystery still surrounds Chris Berman’s ESPN future

The Sports Business Journal has a lengthy piece on the transformation at Sunday NFL Countdown with new, younger ex-players like Matt Hasselbeck, Charles Woodson, and Randy Moss coming in for Mike Ditka, Cris Carter, and Keyshawn Johnson.  However, the most interesting piece of news comes way at the end regarding NFL Countdown’s remaining elder statesman, […]


EON Sports strikes VR partnerships with Miami, Penn State

We’ve seen virtual reality broadcasts featured in NASCAR, golf, the Olympics, soccer, and more, and now colleges are getting involved to feature their own sports content in VR. EON Sports recently announced VR partnerships with both the University of Miami and Penn State University, and both will include a wide selection of behind-the-scenes content. From […]


Viewing Picks for August 30, 2016

All Times Eastern College Football B1G Football & Beyond — Big Ten Network, noon College Football Live — ESPN2, 1:30 p.m. CFB Daily — ESPNU, 4 p.m. ESPNU Championship Drive: Power Hour — ESPNU, 6 p.m. Inside College Football — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m. College Soccer Women’s Utah vs. Beijing Normal — Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 […]