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George Bodenheimer to Leave ESPN Three years after handing off president role, he'll manage a charity

George Bodenheimer is leaving ESPN, according to the Disney-ABC sports network. Bodenheimer has been at ESPN almost since its inception—he started working there in 1981—and will now work at The…

May 28, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

ESPN Celebrates the Weird, Wonderful Time Warp That Happens During the World Cup Day or night, you're on Brazil time

We're only 16 days away from the start of the World Cup. And ESPN—which will present all 64 matches of the quadrennial tournament across the ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC networks—released…

May 27, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT

Jamie Horowitz Jumps From ESPN to NBC’s Today Show Veteran producer joins the morning wars on Dec. 1

The worst-kept secret in morning news officially was let out of the bag today, as NBC confirmed that veteran ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz will take the helm at the Today…

May 7, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

NBCUniversal Strikes Gold With Megawatt Olympics Deal Inks $7.65 billion deal with IOC; wins rights through 2032

In a surprise development, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that NBCUniversal has secured the media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032. The agreement, which covers broadcast rights across…

May 7, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

The World Cup Is All Anyone Wants to Talk About in ESPN's New Ad W+K starts the conversation

If World Cup fever is getting to you, well, you're not alone. This new 30-second spot from Wieden + Kennedy in New York, shot mostly in New York, shows American soccer…

May 2, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

NBA Bans Donald Sterling for Life Commissioner Adam Silver brings the hammer down on Clippers owner

In taking swift and decisive action against racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday effectively dismantled a nuclear-grade suitcase bomb. Speaking at a press conference…

April 29, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT

Magna Global Eyes 6% Rise in U.S. Media Sales World Cup, political spend will give TV a shot in the arm

Magna Global announced today that it revised its 2014 U.S. advertising forecast slightly upward, eyeing a 6 percent increase in overall media sales, for a total of $168 billion. The media agency…

April 25, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

The Personalities Behind the Latest News Websites—An Explainer Vox, The Intercept, FiveThirtyEight

'Tis the season for the personality-driven news site—and little wonder. A recent eMarketer study revealed that adults last year spent more time with digital media than TV, newspapers and magazines…

April 20, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

Kentucky-Wisconsin Final Four Tilt Sets Cable Ratings Record Turner telecast averages 16.3 million viewers, 9.2 HH rating

The second of TBS’ historic Final Four telecasts, a white-knuckle battle between No. 8 seed Kentucky and the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers, put up record numbers, making it the all-time…

April 7, 2014, 12:17 PM EDT

Broadcast’s Incredible Shrinking Thursday Ratings continue to slide on a crucial night for advertisers

Movie studios looking to prime the pump for their weekend releases may want to start looking for an alternative to broadcast TV. At the risk of trafficking in hyperbole, the…

March 28, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

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