Dave Portnoy announces departure of Jeff Nadu from Barstool Sports: ‘I can’t deal with this guy anymore.’
Jemele Hill reportedly in talks to leave Spotify
"There have been discussions about that possibility."
Jerry Reinsdorf’s Silver Chalice acquires majority control of Stadium from Sinclair
"Further, large-scale moves are expected by Stadium in the new Reinsdorf-led structure."
Kim Clijsters talks women’s sports’ drive for equality, International Tennis Hall of Fame, and more
"Everything that’s happening now, the increase in prize money and the bigger stadiums and the interest all around the world, is because of what happened back then. And I think that is really important for our younger generation to realize: it doesn’t happen overnight."
ESPN expected to launch full direct-to-consumer offering in 2025 or 2026
Consumers could perhaps buy access to ESPN's main linear feed over the top as early as 2025.
Al Michaels dubs Pat McAfee the new King of All Media: ‘Apologies to Howard Stern.’
"With apologies to Howard Stern, you are the new King of All Media. You understand that, right?"
NASCAR midseason Cup Series package, Xfinity Series look likely to head to streaming
In addition to the Xfinity Series being likely to go exclusively to streaming, a Cup Series package of midseason races may head there as well.
Free CFL+ U.S./world streaming service announced, but for only non-CBSSN games, and only desktop and mobile devices
ESPN actively planning to offer linear feed directly to consumers, has deals with two leagues
As per a Wall Street Journal report, ESPN is striking deals so they can offer a direct-to-consumer version of their linear network, and two leagues are already on board.
Pat McAfee believes he can change sports media the way Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless did
"We always wanted to celebrate sport."
With the NFL playoffs behind a paywall, sports fandom has never been more expensive
"Let’s not understate the gravity of this moment, which should be acknowledged for what it is—a watershed event in sports media."
Megan Anderson talks shifting from fighting to MMA broadcasting: ‘It’s its own separate beast.’
Action Network and RotoGrinders strike ad sales partnership with Blue Wire
"We’re excited to bring Better Collective’s best-in-class content and podcasts to the Blue Wire Network and work with a partner that understands the modern sports media and gaming space."
ESPN+ subscriptions tick over 25 million
ESPN+ was a highlight in Disney's earnings call today among mixed streaming results.