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Topic: Sports

What Makes This Year's NBA Finals Rematch So TV Friendly?

Play-by-play veteran Mike Breen on Curry and LeBron

Ever since last June, when Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors were celebrating the franchise's first title in 40 years on the home court of their vanquished opponent, the…

5 Things Marketers Can Do to Get in Shape for the Olympics ... in Japan

2020 promises to be an unprecedented arena for brands

Having passed the 100-day mark until the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio last week, and with the torch relay starting today, the countdown to the Games of the XXXI Olympiad…

Is This Boxing's Next Big Star? Brands Like Tecate Believe So

Mexican fighter is the face of new 'Born Bold' campaign

It's no secret that boxing isn't what it used to be. And with two of its biggest stars, Manny Pacquaio and Floyd Mayweather, nearing the ends of their careers, the…

There's Now a One-Stop Shop for Brands That Want to Work With Retired NFL Players

Football Greats Alliance reps 22,000 of them

When the Los Angeles Rams take the podium during next week's NFL draft, brands and sponsors will get a look at the new wave of football talent. But this morning,…

NFL Reveals the 10 Games That Will Air on Twitter Next Season

Social platform paid $10 million for the Thursday matchups

The National Football League, in its attempt to remain relevant throughout the entire six-month offseason, turned the release of the 2016-17 schedule into a TV event. Thursday night, ESPN produced a…

How the NBA's TV Partners Have Cashed In On the Warriors' Historic Season

Kobe's farewell bumped to ESPN2 as Golden State goes for 73rd win

It seemed like an easy call for ESPN. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant playing in the final game of his storied 20-year career in front of the only fan base…

In $8.8 Billion Deal, CBS and Turner Add 8 More Years of March Madness

Networks keep tournament through 2032

CBS has aired the NCAA Tournament since 1982, and today, along with Turner, it just ensured its partnership with the NCAA will reach beyond a fifth decade. CBS and Turner have…

Twitter Will Stream 10 Thursday Night Football Games Next Season

Social platform's deal with NFL could end its stalled growth

The NFL has a new livestreaming social media partner, but it's not Facebook. Instead, it's Facebook's top competition: Twitter. The social platform, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary, will stream live…

As March Madness Tips Off, Here's Why CBS Will Sit Out the National Championships

Cable networks increasingly snag major sporting events

When Duke and UNC-Wilmington tip off the 2016 NCAA Tournament, CBS will carry the game, a tradition dating to 1982. But as March Madness bleeds into April, CBS will find itself…

Facebook's Sports Stadium Is Having a Rough Super Bowl

And users are airing frustrations on Twitter

The Carolina Panthers are down 13-7 at halftime of Super Bowl 50, but Facebook might have had a worse first half. The social giant launched Sports Stadium a couple weeks ago…

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