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Whistle Sports Inks New Deal With Dude Perfect To Develop Long-Form Shows (Exclusive)

13 hours agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Sports-centric digital media network Whistle Sports has forged a new deal with one of its top creator partners -- Dude Perfect, a fleet of five best friends who have risen to renown on YouTube for their trick shot videos and other eye-popping feats. A new multi-year pact, signed on Jan. Show More Summary

Charley Steiner was at the original Woodstock and left early, missing Jimi Hendrix and the whole famous last day

Current Dodgers’ radio announcer Charley Steiner has had a remarkable sports media career, from local radio and team broadcasting (including a three-year stint as the play-by-play voice for the USFL’s New Jersey Generals and two years...Show More Summary

This week in esports news: Twitch has a larger audience than mainstream media outlets

Esports continues to grow in viewers, reach and potential. It has been a solid year in the scene as UK retailers make plans to push esports alongside traditional sports, Twitch attracts more viewers than mainstream media, and there's going to be more driving with Forza and DiRT. ...

Media Fails: Not Just For Politics Anymore!

Yesterday, the Czech athlete Ester Ledecka pulled off one of the most remarkable upsets in Olympic history, winning a gold medal racing in her second-best sport on skis borrowed from the great American skier Mikaela Shiffrin: As she crossed the finish line for the Olympic super-G Saturday afternoon, Ester Ledecka from the Czech Republic looked to […]

Meet the world's richest black billionaires of 2018

We put together a list of the world's richest black billionaires, using data from Forbes. The majority of the billionaires on the list are self-made self-starters who built business empires in finance, sports, media, and commodities. Only...Show More Summary

UFC's Sage Northcutt Gunning For Lead Movie Role After 'Creed 2' Snub

UFC star Sage Northcutt's using his "Creed 2" snub as the ultimate motivation to kick-start a massively successful acting career... telling TMZ Sports he's gunning to land lead movie roles!! ICYMI -- Sage campaigned on social media to play Ivan…

This Week In Hot Takes: Commentators, led by Steve Simmons, have some heated thoughts on Winter Olympic sports

Welcome to another edition of This Week In Hot Takes, breaking down all the hottest takes from the sports media world from Feb. 9-15. This time around, we have a special Winter Olympics edition, because so, so many people have takes on what should and shouldn’t be an Olympic sport. Show More Summary

US Piracy Lawsuits Shoot Out Of The 2018 Gates As The Malibu Media 'Coaching Tree' Spreads Its Seeds

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For those of you not interested in professional sports, allow me to educate you on the concept of the "coaching tree." This concept comes from the common decisions by losing teams to hire junior coaches out from under the head coaches of successful teams, hoping to siphon off some of the genius of more successful organizations. Show More Summary

Max Bretos becomes LAFC’s “lead broadcaster and head of content,” will still work for ESPN

MLS expansion team Los Angeles FC already made one unusual move on the media side, announcing that English-language broadcasts of their games will be exclusive to YouTube TV rather than a traditional regional sports network, and they’ve now brought in a well-known figure to both call those games and create other content for them. Show More Summary

Social analytics companies MVPindex and Umbel are merging

MVPindex and Umbel, two companies delivering social media data to the sports and entertainment industries, are teaming up. The combined company will be led by MVPindex’s co-founders, with Stan Woodward serving as CEO, Shawn Spieth as president and chairman and Kyle Nelson as chief marketing officer. Show More Summary

Twitter reacts: MMA community celebrates Valentine's Day on social media

It’s another Valentine’s Day, and despite being some of the toughest characters in sports, MMA fighters are hardly immune to celebration.

The latest Facebook Watch sports programming is a 10-part “Inside The Madness” docuseries on Kentucky basketball

Facebook has been going big into sports shoulder programming, working with different media brands, athletes, teams, and leagues to launch Facebook Watch shows. The latest is a 10-part docuseries titled Inside The Madness: University of Kentucky Basketball, with the first episode dropping this Saturday (February 17). Show More Summary

NBA star Kevin Durant is backing startup Overtime in its bid to become the ESPN for Generation Z

Sports media startup Overtime raised a Series A funding round of $9.5 million from investors like NBA star Kevin Durant and Andreessen Horowitz. Overtime wants to build a digital sports network for Generation Z. Overtime's relationship...Show More Summary

How Kate Wasley Overcame an Eating Disorder and Became a Steamy SI Swimsuit Model

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

A post shared by Kate Wasley (@katewas_) on Feb 1, 2018 at 7:57am PST Pretty much any woman today will confirm that we could use some more body diversity in mainstream media. Thankfully, Sports Illustrated has delivered, and there are three stunning curve models who are featured in the 2018 Swimsuit Issue. Show More Summary

Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra team up for new sports media startup

Tom Brady, Michael Strahan, and Gotham Chopra are teaming up to create a new sports media venture. Two years ago, they came together to produce a sports documentary series for AT&T called Religion of Sports, and now they’re ready to start a company aptly called The Religion of Sports. Show More Summary

Frank Warren And IMG Sign Global Distribution Deal

Hall of Fame Boxing Promoter Frank Warren is delighted to announce that global sports giant IMG have been appointed as his exclusive global distribution partner for future boxing events. The deal will see the sports media heavyweight exclusively representing Frank Warren’s broadcast rights in all territories except the UK and North America. Show More Summary

Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra are launching a new sports media startup

The Super Bowl is over and the stadiums across the country that once held thousands of fans on any given Sunday will be mostly empty in the off-season, but Tom Brady is still at work. The quarterback who will undeniably go down in NFL history as one of the greatest of all time, is already thinking about his next act. Show More Summary

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