January 31, 2014 |
Musical sports highlights may become the next big thing online. AVbyte, a YouTube Channel headed by brothers Vijay and Antonius Nazareth, won a contest held by Fox Sports, YouTube and Ford to develop a new online show. The entry featured two sports anchors singing highlights. Musical numbers are what AVbyte specializes in on its channel . AVbyte will get a six-month development deal with Fox Sports and a promotional package across Fox Sports' media channels that is valued at $1 million.
January 24, 2014 |
Will they be chanting "Omaha, Omaha" in Nicosia? Fox International Channels plans to air Super Bowl XLVIII, between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, live on its Fox Sports and Fox television channels in the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Cyprus. This year marks the first time that Fox will present a live broadcast of the Super Bowl in Europe with its U.S. feed, featuring play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and former NFL quarterback and sports analyst Troy Aikman.
January 21, 2014 |
After the coffee. Before getting my power steering fixed. The Skinny: Welcome back everyone who had a long weekend. Hope you got some rest. I watched the season premiere of Fox's "The Following. " Although it was well made I'm not sure if I can get on this ride again, but I will check out Episode 2 before making a final decision. Tuesday's headlines include the weekend box office recap. Also, is Netflix stock trading at an unrealistically high level? Daily Dose: If the NFL does move ahead with a new Thursday package of games, it may very well end up on a broadcast network.
January 15, 2014 |
The NFL is finally putting into motion its plan to create another television package. The league is asking for proposals from interested networks for a new Thursday night package of games. Currently, the NFL Network carries 13 Thursday games. One of the scenarios being considered is to take eight games away from the NFL Network to create the new package. The NFL has made no secret about its interest in pursuing this. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times last October, NFL executive Steve Bornstein said, “We constantly think about how to reformulate our packages to maximize them," in response to a question about adding another network to the league's mix. While the NFL wants to create another revenue stream, it can't strip the NFL Network of all its Thursday games.
January 13, 2014 |
After the coffee. Before hearing Fox explain how it fixed "American Idol. " The Skinny: I know, we're all tired from the Golden Globes. Yes, I saw Bono too, but I had more fun talking to John Leguizamo about "Carlito's Way. " I'm on five hours' sleep and now have to go head out to Pasadena to cover Fox's day at the TV critics press tour. It's a rough life. Monday's headlines include Golden Globe recaps, a report on the weekend box office and the latest on the fight between DirecTV and the Weather Channel.
December 6, 2013 |
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket has reached agreement with the Southern Section on a "long-term agreement" for web and television coverage. The new contract begins in 2014. Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket have been televising games since 1997 when it began a local game of the week. The contract is for six years, according to a source who was not authorized to speak publicly about the agreement. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org