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72andSunny Kicks Off ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown - Posted September 8, 2014
Following the launch of the NFL season last week, as well as ESPN's new NFL studio, 72andSunny has launched a new campaign for the network's Sunday NFL Countdown, entitled "Count on Countdown." The campaign launched with a 30-second broadcast spot starring Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. In the sp... [AgencySpy]

Jill Abramson Added to NYC Re/code Event - Posted August 15, 2014
Right after Labor Day, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson will make her first non-commencement-address stage appearance since being booted from the Grey Lady. As part of a Thursday September 4 Re/code Code/Media series event. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jill Abramson Added to NYC Re/code Event - Posted August 15, 2014
Right after Labor Day, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson will make her first non-commencement-address stage appearance since being booted from the Grey Lady. As part of a Thursday September 4 Re/code Code/Media series event. ... [FishbowlNY]

Stephen A. Smith Doesn't 'Give a Damn' When He's Criticized - Posted July 30, 2014
ESPN has suspended reporter and commentator Stephen A. Smith for remarks he made about domestic violence last week. ESPN president John Skipper, said that Smith's remarks on the ESPN2 show "First Take" last Friday, "did ... [TVNewser]

Jamie Horowitz Named SVP/General Manager of 'Today' Show - Posted May 7, 2014
ESPN executive Jamie Horowitz is joining NBC News as SVP and GM of the "Today" show. But his ESPN contract won't allow him to take the job until later this year. Horowitz, who will report to NBC News president ... [TVNewser]

Will Sheryl Sandberg Lean In To Disney? - Posted March 12, 2014
With Disney CEO Bob Iger ... [AllFacebook]

NBC News, Fox Sports 1 In The Spotlight On 'Reliable Sources' - Posted August 11, 2013
Former TVNewser editor Brian Stelter guest-hosted CNN's "Reliable Sources" today, and while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post was the big story, there was plenty of TV news to go around as well. For starters, there was this segment about new NBC News president Deborah Turness, which featured a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NBC News, Fox Sports 1 In The Spotlight On 'Reliable Sources' - Posted August 11, 2013
Former TVNewser editor Brian Stelter guest-hosted CNN's "Reliable Sources" today, and while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post was the big story, there was plenty of TV news to go around as well. For starters, there was this segment about new NBC News president Deborah Turness, which featured a... [FishbowlNY]

NBC News, Fox Sports 1 In The Spotlight On 'Reliable Sources' - Posted August 11, 2013
Former TVNewser editor Brian Stelter guest-hosted CNN's "Reliable Sources" today, and while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Washington Post was the big story, there was plenty of TV news to go around as well. For starters, there was this segment about new NBC News president Deborah Turness, which featured a... [TVNewser]

Nate Silver Sold FiveThirtyEight To ESPN - Posted July 22, 2013
FiveThirtyEight creator Nate Silver didn't just leave the New York Times to join ESPN (and ABC News), he sold his company to them. On a conference call this afternoon, Silver confirmed that ESPN acquired the FiveThirtyEight name and web dom... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann: 'If I wanted to do politics I would still be doing politics' - Posted July 17, 2013
When Keith Olbermann's new ESPN2 program "Olbermann" debuts August 26, there will be no question as to what it is, and what topics will be discussed. "The key three or four words about this are, 'it's a sports show,'" Olbermann said o... [TVNewser]

Moguls, Journalists Descend On Sun Valley For Media/Technology Confab - Posted July 11, 2013
This week, the world's media, entertainment and technology moguls are converging on Sun Valley, Idaho for the annual Allen & Company shindig. What happens in Sun Valley usually stays in Sun Valley, but according to a number of reporters in attendance, we can glean a few things. For starters, CBS News anchor... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Forbes, Skipper, Wallenda - Posted June 26, 2013
Forbes has released its 2013 "Celebrity 100" list, and two names familiar to TV news viewers made the cut. The Blaze's Glenn Beck checks in at #34, with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity at #72. ... [TVNewser]

SportsNewser: ESPN Betting Big On SportsCenter, As Fox Sports 1 Looms - Posted May 14, 2013
Sports media juggernaut ESPN held its upfront presentation in New York City this morning. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and Soccer star Landon Donovan joined executives in the Best Buy Theater to pitch advertisers on spending big bucks with the Disne... [TVNewser]

Robin Roberts to be Honored at ESPYS - Posted March 26, 2013
Former ESPN anchor and current Good Morning America host Robin Roberts will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPYS in Los Angels on July 17. The award is presented annually to "individuals w... [FishbowlLA]

Robin Roberts To Be Honored With Arthur Ashe ESPY, DVF Awards - Posted March 26, 2013
ABC News "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts is set to receive a pair of high-profile honors this year. Her old employers at ESPN will be presenting her with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2013 ESPY Awards in July. Rober... [TVNewser]

Keith Olbermann Eyes Permanent Return To ESPN - Posted March 4, 2013
Could former MSNBC and Current TV host Keith Olbermann be making a return to sports TV... at the place where he got his start, no less? The exceedingly well-sourced James Andrew Miller... [TVNewser]

ESPN Locks Up Rose Bowl Rights Through 2026 - Posted June 28, 2012
The Rose Bowl will remain on ESPN through 2026 after the sports cable network reached a 12-year extension with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, the Big Ten Conference and the Pac-12 Conference. The new agreement begins in 2015. The New Year's Day tradition will continued to be played at 5 p.m. ET/2... [FishbowlLA]

ESPN Shakeup: John Skipper to Become President, Bodenheimer To Become Executive Chairman - Posted November 22, 2011
[caption id="attachment_99214" align="alignright" width="326" caption="Left: Skipper, Right: Bodenheimer"][/caption] In a major development at sports juggernaut ESPN, Disney has announced that ESPN president George Bodenheimer wi... [TVNewser]

Tennis Channel, ESPN Agree To New Multimedia Deal - Posted May 31, 2011
The Tennis Channel and ESPN agreed to a new four-year multimedia programming alliance for the Australian and French Opens. As part of the deal, which takes effect with the 2012 French Open, ESPN's telecast windows of the French Open will now be virtually live, starting at 5 a.m. ET for five... [SportsNewser]

Patrick Stiegman Promoted To ESPN.com Editor-in-Chief - Posted May 9, 2011
ESPN executive vice president of content John Skipper announced a series of new roles for their top digital exuectives Monday. John Kosner... [SportsNewser]

2011 WNBA Draft Headed To ESPN Headquarters - Posted March 2, 2011
The 2011 WNBA Draft (yes, the WNBA is still around) will be held on April 11 at ESPN in Bristol, Conn. It marks the first time a professional sports league will conduct its draft at ESPN he... [SportsNewser]

Pony Excess Is ESPN's Most-Watched Documentary - Posted December 15, 2010
ESPN's 3o for 30 went out on top Saturday night. Thaddeus D. Matula's Pony Excess, on the SMU football program, earned a 1.8 rating (1,843,000 million hom... [SportsNewser]

Fox Sports Chair Joins US World Cup Bid - Posted October 7, 2010
David Hill, chairman of Fox Sports, joined the ... [SportsNewser]

IOC to Auction 2014, 2016 U.S. Olympic Rights - Posted September 24, 2010
It's about time. After a long delay, the International Olympic Committee will hold negotiations for Olympic television rights i... [SportsNewser]

ESPN Would Like to Reinterpret the Word 'Live' to Mean 'As it Happens' - Posted August 20, 2008
No time like the present (or the present minus 12 hours if we're going by NBC's clock). Hot on the heels of the peacock network's enormous success at the Beijing Games, ESPN has ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ESPN Would Like to Reinterpret the Word 'Live' to Mean 'As it Happens' - Posted August 20, 2008
No time like the present (or the present minus 12 hours if we're going by NBC's clock). Hot on the heels of the peacock network's enormous success at the Beijing Games, ESPN has ... [FishbowlNY]

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