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Andre The Giant set for big upcoming documentary on HBO

The tall tales and colossal career of Andre the Giant will be told in an upcoming HBO documentary. WWE, HBO Sports and the Bill Simmons Media Group will produce "Andre The Giant," a documentary film examining the life and career of one of professional wrestling's truly biggest stars. Andre Rene...

Q&A: Sarah Spain talks about Doris Burke, Jessica Mendoza and sexual harassment in sports media

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Last week, ESPN Radio host and espnW columnist Sarah Spain released a podcast in which she asked a group of prominent women in sports media about their experiences in a male-dominated field, including instances of sexual harassment they’d endured. Show More Summary

'Halo 5' is getting an eSports reality TV show

Microsoft really wants to make a big deal out of competitive Halo 5 gaming, and it's taking an unusual route to get there. The company's 343 Industries and Electronic Sports League have reached a deal with Pilgrim Media Group to create an eSports-focused reality TV series. Show More Summary

How This Startup Brought Media Giants to Their Knees in 2016

CEO Jim Bankoff helped grow a group of sports blogs into a multimillion-dollar media company.

Formula 1 teams welcome Liberty Media takeover

Formula 1 teams have welcomed the takeover of the sport's commercial arm by US group Liberty Media.

Seth Winter Steps Down as NBC Sports Ad Sales Chief After Record-Breaking Olympics

After presiding over what NBC Sports called the biggest media event in U.S. history, Seth Winter is stepping down next month as NBC Sports Group ad sales chief. The evp of ad sales for NBC Sports will stay with the company as an advisor...Show More Summary

Former Wired editor Mark McClusky to become Sports Illustrated Group Digital Editor

6 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Sports Illustrated has been making some big moves lately, including the launch of a “Tech and Media” vertical, Chris Stone’s ascension to group editorial director, their extensive web redesign, Jim Cavan’s hire as editor-in-chief of SI Group site Fansided.com, and SI’s content- and ad-sharing deal with Fox Sports. Show More Summary

USA Today memo: Treat social media sourcing with great skepticism

A late July memo from USA Today Sports Media Group senior editor Steve Henson: Subject: Social Media sourcing rules Ahead of our conference call today at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT, here are bullet points on USAT social media sourcing rules. These apply to all O&Os [all USA Today Network properties]: Two-source rule. While … Read More

Wasserman's Acquisition Of Mondial Adds $1 Billion In Soccer Contracts Under Management

Wasserman Media Group, the fourth most valuable sports agency, has acquired the fifth most valuable sports agency Mondial Promotion, which adds $1 billion of soccer contracts under management for Wasserman.

After Leaving ESPN, Bill Simmons Is Spearheading One Of The Most Ambitious Projects In Media

The president of the Bill Simmons Media Group, Eric Weinberger, talks about Simmons' plan to own the sports media landscape without enjoying the benefit of ESPN's publicity machine.

UFC -- No Sale Yet ... Not Even Close

8 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Reports are swirling that the Fertitta brothers are no longer the proud owners of the UFC... but TMZ Sports has learned it's just not true. According to reports, WME talent agency, along with a Chinese media org and a group led by Robert Kraft…

This Week In Sports Law: Maria Sharapova Suspended, Darren McFadden Duped, Gawker Gutted?

This week in sports law: Maria Sharapova suspension, Biggest Loser trademark battle, Darren McFadden sues advisor, Gawker Media Group goes into bankruptcy, and more.

Music Attorney Ron Bienstock To Present At NAMM

Prominent music lawyer Ronald S. "Ron" Bienstock, a partner in Scarinci Hollenbeck and co-chair of both the firm's Entertainment, Media and Sports Group, and its Intellectual Property Group, has been announced as a presenter at this year's National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) conference. Bienstock will lead two roundtables at...

AT&T to launch anime, gaming, sports video service, report says

The partnership of AT&T and the Chernin Group, collectively known as Otter Media, is set to launch a video subscription service offering anime, gaming and sports content, according to a new report SEE ALSO: Fullscreen announces rebrand,...Show More Summary

Woman Tells Epic Story Of 4th Grade Sleepover Drama On Social Media, And It’s Ice Cold And Perfect

Much like competing in sports or participating in group activities, sleepovers are a pivotal part of a young person's development. Young girls especially, live for them. Thank's to someone perusing Yik Yak, (OMG, remember Yik Yak?!), here we have a woman telling the epic story of how she overthrew the most popular girl in her 4th…

ESPN Host Wears 'Caucasians' Shirt On Air

Sports journalist Bomani Jones caused a social media uproar Thursday after guest-hosting ESPN's Mike & Mike while wearing a T-shirt that mocked the practice of American sports teams using ethnic groups as mascots. Jones' shirt was like...Show More Summary

Xi, Putin Amongst Main Revelations of the Panama Papers

World leaders, aides and families, sports and movie stars are among those named in a huge leak of documents dubbed the Panama Papers, some of which reveal hidden offshore assets.An investigation by more than 100 media groups has shone...Show More Summary

Famed Hollywood Studio MiraMax Bought By Qatari Company

12 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Miramax, one of Hollywood’s best-known independent film and television labels, was acquired by the beIN Media Group, a sports and media company headed by the Qatari executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi.”

Miramax Is Bought by the Qatari beIN Media Group

The famed indie studio was bought for an undisclosed amount by beIN, a company formed in the spinoff of Al Jazeera’s sports unit.

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