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Former Viacom CEO Tom Freston Joins Raine Group as Senior Advisor

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

Jay Leno’s Decision to Cancel on Newtown Group Sparks Further Outrage

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

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

Jay Leno Cancels Appearance With Newtown-Based Gun Lobby Group, Conservative Media Melts Down

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

NBA tabs sports exec as new D-League president

The NBA has hired former Wasserman Media Group executive Malcolm Turner to be the president of its Development League.

Media Conference Call: Miller, Feherty, Nobilo Preview 2014 Ryder Cup

4 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

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' Reaches Number 1 in Digital Sports Video

– “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

DraftKings, a Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $41 Million

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.

It’s Trading Day! Five Station Groups Buy and Sell Ten Stations

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

Sacramento’s TV Deal Indicates Clippers Cannot Expect $125 Million For Rights

6 months agoSports : SportsMoney

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 [...]

Fox doesn’t need to be ready for the World Cup by 2018, they need to be ready now

7 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

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 […]

Man of the Match at the World Cup Has Become a Popularity Contest

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.

Take The Sports Knowledge Test Given To Wannabe ESPN Employees

8 months agoSports : Deadspin

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...

NBC Sports Group SVP & GM of Digital Media To Keynote Streaming Media East Show

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 Debut New Sets

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

8 Groups To Help You Score A Job on Linkedin

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

SXSW Shingerview: Adam Harter, Pepsi

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

On The Super Bowl Party Boat With Cam Newton And Endless Free Beer

last yearSports : Deadspin

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

Social Media Jobs: Univision Communications, The World Bank Group, ASME

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

NBCU’s Golf Channel Unveils New Logo

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

Gun Industry Lobby Debunks Right-Wing Media's Latest Ammo Supply Conspiracy Theory

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

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