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Daily / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
SBJ's Media Innovators conference -- formerly Sports Media & Technology -- began this morning in N.Y. The two-day event will examine changes in viewer consumption and content creation, bringing together the executives and pioneers who are paving the way for innovation. Here are some of today's happenings: ...

Media Innovators: ESPN's Jimmy Pitaro bullish on net's future

Daily / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
“Live sports are the single best way to aggregate live audiences and the single best way to drive a new platform.” That notion was at the core of ESPN Chair Jimmy Pitaro’s one-on-one discussion to open today’s SBJ Media Innovators conference in Manhattan. The demand for live sports has...

Laugh Track: Can I kick it?

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel said of the USMNT advancing at the World Cup: “This is a weird one to root for, because you’d think the U.S. versus Iran would be like Rocky versus Drago. But there’s a revolution going on right now in Iran led by women and...

Disney acquires remainder of BAMTech from MLB

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Disney has officially acquired 100% of BAMTech, having paid MLB $900M for its 15% stake in the company, "now known as 'Disney Streaming,' earlier in November." Disney and the sports league "had the right to force a buyout of the stake based on its fair market value beginning earlier...

NBC Sports Philly to air BetCast for 76ers games

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
One month after NBC Sports Chicago came out with plans to have four betting-themed alternate telecasts around Bulls games this season, NBC Sports Philadelphia is announcing a similar initiative with the 76ers. The RSN will partner with PointsBet on the telecasts, which start with this Friday’s game against the...

SBJ Media Innovators examines changing landscape

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
SBJ's Media Innovators conference -- formerly Sports Media & Technology -- tips off today in N.Y. The two-day event will examine changes in viewer consumption and content creation, bringing together the executives and pioneers who are paving the way for innovation. The program will unpack the...

NFL flexes Dolphins-Chargers into 'SNF' window

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The Dec. 11 Dolphins-Chargers game in L.A. has been flexed from a 4:05pm ET kickoff to an 8:20pm kickoff for NBC's "Sunday Night Football." The Dolphins are off to an 8-3 start, so "TV execs and the rest of the NFL are noticing." The NFL's move to flex the game...

U.S. win at World Cup cues media bonanza

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The USMNT defeated Iran 1-0 in FIFA World Cup group play to advance to the knockout round against the Netherlands, and the national news broadcasts all teased the game in their opening segments. ABC’s “World News” used the headline “World Cup Showdown;” CBS’s “Evening News” aired “World Cup Victory;”...

Manning's Omaha in talks with Chernin studio

Closing Bell / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Peyton Manning 's Omaha Productions is "in deal discussions" with Peter Chernin 's new content studio, according to sources. The talks center around Chernin "making an investment" into the sports and entertainment production company. A deal with Chernin would mark the "first major outside investment into Omaha...

Commanders player's 'big hat' generates plenty of social media banter

Daily / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
A tweet about Commanders RB Brian Robinson's "big hat" following Sunday's Falcons-Commanders game generated nearly 31 million impressions for Washington Post reporter Sam Fortier. Data from Zoomph shows the post got 157,811 likes and 14,815 retweets, leading to 30.9 million impressions and 172,629 engagements. The post got...
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