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 suspension, Biggest Loser trademark battle, Darren McFadden sues advisor, Gawker Media Group goes into bankruptcy, and more.
The latest media hirings and firings.
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...
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
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…
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
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
“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.”
The famed indie studio was bought for an undisclosed amount by beIN, a company formed in the spinoff of Al Jazeera’s sports unit.
Formula One preseason testing starts in Spain on Monday, but before the craziness of the new season begins, we caught up with a group of F1 journalists to get some insight on their jobs and their views on the state of the sport (as well...Show More Summary
The group behind the Kodi media player used by millions to watch movies, TV shows and live sports say they are sick of being linked to piracy. Those using the Kodi name to promote infringing activity in future face action for trademark abuse but it won't be a battle easily won. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Liverpool’s owners will consider a review of controversial ticket price hikes after being shocked by a walkout protest by 10,000 fans, media said Monday. The Fenway Sports Group held emergency talks after Saturday’s protest and again Sunday, British newspapers reported. Fans have meanwhile threatened more walkouts in looming key games […]
This will interest those keeping an eye on China’s Dalian Wanda Group and the clout it’s developing at the nexus of entertainment and sports. A sports marketing company that it controls, Infront Sports & Media, just announced that it...Show More Summary
To say the dedicated callers to the Paul Finebaum Show are a special group of people may be putting it lightly. It has been the window to the craziness that is fandom in the SEC, however it also has become a very tight-knit community. Show More Summary
The Barstool Sports website is now part of the Peter Chernin-headed Chernin Group, a media and technology firm. Chernin’s company bought 51 percent of the irreverent and sometimes controversial sports-bro viral website. Peter Chernin was previously president of News Corp. Show More Summary
Barstool Sports just got a lot of financing. Media investor Peter Chernin’s The Chernin Group has bought a majority stake in Barstool for several millions (Barstool’s David Portnoy claimed a total valuation of $10-$15 million in a “press...Show More Summary
The European Union wants to allow consumers access to their subscriptions to online content such as TV, films, sports and music wherever they travel in the 28-member bloc, setting it up for a battle with media groups. The proposal on...Show More Summary
First there was Bill Simmons’ “BSPN” podcast network. Now, there’s a Bill Simmons Media Group, and it’s made a big hire; NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger. Weinberger was one of the initial staffers at Fox Sports and a senior...Show More Summary
Bruin Sports Capital, a global media and marketing venture company backed by a WPP-led investment group, has acquired Engine Shop, an experiential marketing agency with expertise in the sports, entertainment and lifestyle sectors. Engine Shop has 55 employees and offices in markets including New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Atlanta. Show More Summary