Monthly Archives: November 2018

ACC Network Set to Launch on Aug. 22, 2019

Written on November 30, 2018 at 2:32 pm, by

ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced that The ACC Network will launch on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Just one week later, on August 29, the first conference football game will kick off on the new all-ACC platform when Georgia Tech visits Clemson for a Thursday night contest. The 24/7 network is poised to air […]  More

Big 12, ACC Title Games Headline ESPN’s Jam-Packed Championship Weekend

Written on November 30, 2018 at 1:30 pm, by

Simply put, no one produces more college football than ESPN. So, although crowning six conference champions in 24 hours may seem a tall task, the network’s college-football remote-operations team is more than up to the challenge this weekend.  More

Four Highlights To Look for at CBS Sports’ SEC Championship Game Production

Written on November 30, 2018 at 12:51 pm, by

For the second time this calendar year, the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia will battle for a football title under the majestic halo videoboard of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. There are storylines aplenty as the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs meet for SEC supremacy on Saturday (4 p.m. ET, CBS), so it’s […]  More

Fox Sports Preps for Eighth Straight Big Ten Championship, First Pac-12 Title Game Since 2016

Written on November 30, 2018 at 11:34 am, by

Fox Sports is broadcasting two of the five major college football conference championships this weekend: the Pac-12 Championship on Friday and the Big Ten Championship on Saturday. Although the Ohio State-Northwestern and Washington-Utah matchups have storylines on the field, there are plenty of moving parts behind the scenes. Similar to the players’ goal to exceed […]  More

Turner Adds AR Sizzle to Rocket League Broadcast

Written on November 30, 2018 at 10:42 am, by

There are three ways to catch the action from the ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League 2018 tournament. Fans can tune in to live coverage of the entire three-day event on Twitch or on starting today, or, if they can stand the wait, they can view an edited and produced version of the event running on […]  More

Behind the Mic: Mack Brown Leaves ESPN for UNC Job; Darren Rovell Accepts Role at Sports Gambling Start Up

Written on November 30, 2018 at 10:30 am, by

Behind the Mic provides a roundup of recent news regarding on-air talent, including new deals, departures, and assignments compiled from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, Mack Brown accepts the head coaching job at UNC and departs ESPN, Darren Rovell will also leave the network for the Action Network, and Jeff Francouer will join the Braves […]  More

Chief Operations Officer Maria Hellström To Leave Net Insight in March 2019

Written on November 30, 2018 at 10:17 am, by

Net Insight announced that COO Maria Hellström has decided to leave her position for a new assignment as CEO at a Swedish consulting firm.  More

The XFL Names Scott Parker as New Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Written on November 30, 2018 at 10:11 am, by

The XFL announced that Scott Parker has been named Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, responsible for overseeing fan engagement, promotions, publicity, branding, consumer insights, and corporate social responsibility for the new league.  More

VidOvation Partner, AVIWEST, Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

Written on November 30, 2018 at 10:06 am, by

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has presented AVIWEST with a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for its SafeStreams Technology, which includes forward error correction (FEC), automatic repeat request (ARQ), and IP bonding techniques. AVIWEST’s technology was bestowed with the prestigious award for its excellence in engineering creativity and reliable transmission for […]  More

Fox Sports, NYRA Establish Largest Programming Partnership in Horse Racing History

Written on November 30, 2018 at 10:00 am, by

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and Fox Sports announced a long-term television programming deal that will make Fox Sports the year-round national television home for NYRA racing from Saratoga Race Course and Belmont Park.  More

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