The investment was led by the Raine Group, the merchant bank that specializes in media and technology deals, and included existing investors Redpoint Ventures, GGV Capital, and Atlas Venture.
Five station groups have undertaken a station swap similar to what happens at the trading deadline in professional sports. This time, though, the moves affect hundreds of people. Media General and LIN Media, looking to comply with Federal...Show More Summary
Are the local television rights for the worth 250% more than the rights for the ? The Kings recently inked a 20-year media rights extension with NBC Sports Group worth an average of $35 million a season, reports SportsBusiness Journal. The new agreement is a three-fold increase over the NBA team’s current deal. bid book [...]
I’m sure any usual follower of sports media might have suspected the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to be a bit of a lame duck in the United States. No, not the thought that the United States team was marooned in a group of death, but that the ESPN broadcast would be treated like a […]
While most major sports competitions honor their outstanding individuals through a vote by media members or a survey of their peers, the World Cup has entrusted this hallowed process to a group of experts who are hardly renowned for measured judgments, rational thinking or carefully considered opinions: Twitter.
The brain—and maybe the soul —of the world's largest sports media company is the ESPN Stats & Information Group, the behind-the-scenes crew of impossibly dedicated experts responsible for every stat, trend, and non-stupid talking point that makes it onto an ESPN platform. Here's your chance to see if your sports knowledge is even in the same ballpark. Read more...
I’m pleased to announced that Rick Cordella, SVP & GM of Digital Media for NBC Sports Group will be the keynote speaker on day two of the Streaming Media East show, taking place May 13-14th in NYC. This past February, viewers consumed NBC Sports Group’s Winter Olympic digital offerings in record numbers: 61.8 million unique […]
Three Media General stations — WFLA in Tampa, WSPA in Greenville-Spartanburg and WCBD in Charleston — have debuted new sets designed by FX Design Group: Each station sports a very contemporary design with utmost flexibility for breaking news, weather, entertainment and traffic. Show More Summary
It wasn’t all that long ago that we presented some tips on how to become an all-star on […] Author information Albert Costill Writer at Alpha Brand Media Just a typical guy that enjoys an ice-cold beer, pizza, sports and music. Since...Show More Summary
At SXSWi this year, I had the opportunity to chat with Pepsi's VP of Consumer Engagement, Adam Harter. Adam oversees the consumer engagement team, which is their sports, media, culture, music, and branded content groups. His No. 1 priority...Show More Summary
There was a plastic tent in front of the aircraft carrier and a man in a black sport coat was shouting—with great authority—at a group of media people waiting to get inside the Madden Bowl party and out of the cold. A generator had just blown inside the tent, which was already filled to capacity to cover celebrity arrivals on the blue carpet. Show More Summary
This week, Univision Communications is hiring a social media editor for it news division, as well as a director of social media for its sports division. Meanwhile, The World Bank Group needs a social media manager, and ASME is on the hunt for a manager of social media. Show More Summary
The new logo, which reflects the network’s evolving golf media businesses with the NBC Sports Group, will roll out on Golf Channel’s various platforms in May 2014, the network said today. The roll out will coincide with The Players Championship,...Show More Summary
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the gun industry's trade group, is pushing back on a conspiracy theory promoted by right-wing media that the Obama administration is using the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate theShow More Summary
The NBA is finalizing TV Everywhere deals with Fox Sports Media Group and NBC Sports Group that will allow local broadcasts to be streamed online, according to John Ourand and John Lombardo of the SportsBusiness Journal. The NBA will...Show More Summary
With major media attention, Native American groups are renewing their fight against imagery in sports, and highlighting the deep sociological consequences of names like "Redskins." The post Native American Group: Fight Against ‘Redskins’ About More Than Just The Name appeared first on ThinkProgress.
BT Sport ran an #AskBale hashtag yesterday in order to glean questions for their exclusive interview, and as ever the #Ask hashtag was bombarded with trolling, some funny, some less so, some nasty. Why media groups and clubs don’t just ask for emailed questions instead of inviting trolling like a magnet is odd, and is [...]
We were seeing double on social media this week! From the set to the beach, celebs were sporting matching looks and taking to Twitter and Instagram to show them off. Hilary Duff snapped a cute photo of her and Skylar Astin's similar sweaters on the set of Flock of Dudes, and Bar Refaeli showed up to the beach wearing the same bikini as her friend. Show More Summary
Oday Aboushi story has gone viral in the sports media, with sports fans standing up for him
An industry group has put out an annual report showing trends in how America's 170 million sports fans use media. Here are some highlights.