The team acknowledged that its presentation for a Black History Month social media campaign "may have missed the mark." Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the group that owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics, did what many teams do in February: honor Black History Month with a social media campaign. Show More Summary
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (previously known as Morality In Media) is asking retailers to not display the new Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. In a letter to Walmart, CVS, 7-Eleven and Costco, the group who doesn’t...Show More Summary
Wanda has purchased a 68.2 percent stake in Infront Sports & Media from Bridgepoint, a European private equity firm.
Dalian Wanda Group, led by China’s richest man, said today it will buy Infront Sports & Media AG, one of the world’s largest international sports marketing company, from European private equity firm Bridgepoint $1.2 billion. “This acquisition of Infront will significantly increase the future impact of the Wanda Group in the culture and entertainment […]
BEIJING (Reuters) - Dalian Wanda Group Co, which controls China's biggest property developer and largest cinema chain, said it has agreed to buy Swiss sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media AG with a group of investors for 1.05 billion euros ($1.19 billion). Show More Summary
The acquisition comes on the heels of Zealot's purchase of management firm Premier Sports & Entertainment. read more
The merchant bank launched by Jeff Sine and Joe Ravitch in partnership with WME Entertainment also closes its second fund with $850 million for growth investments in media, entertainment, sports and lifestyle firms. read more
Media Matters For America has a good summary of the social media and MSM blowback sparked by Jay Leno‘s decision to cancel out of commitment with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSFF). The former Tonight Show host was set to...Show More Summary
Conservative media are freaking out after Jay Leno canceled an upcoming gig at the gun industry's 2015 trade show, the National Shooting Sports Foundation's (NSSF) SHOT Show, calling the comedian a "coward" who has "no spine." The NSSF...Show More Summary
The NBA has hired former Wasserman Media Group executive Malcolm Turner to be the president of its Development League.
TODAY NBC SPORTS GROUP HOSTED a media conference call to preview the 2014 Ryder Cup. Golf Channel analyst Frank Nobilo, Golf Channel host David Feherty and NBC/Golf Channel lead analyst Johnny Miller were on the phone sharing their thoughts about the upcoming matches at Gleneagles. Show More Summary
– “FOX Sports Digital – Sporting News Media,” the newly formed joint entity created by FOX Sports Digital and Sporting News Media, a PERFORM Group company, ranked no. 1 in digital sports video
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