Media & Technology: Sports Media
- Yankees Hike Ticket Prices 604 Percent for Jeter Night
by Joe Tacopino February 2017
The prices for Yankee Stadium grandstand seating range from $150 to $160 for the 7:45 p.m. game against the Astros, when Jeter's No. 2 will be retired and a Monument Park plaque will be dedicated to The Captain.
- Texas Gov. Unswayed by 'Bathroom Bill' Opponents
by Courtney Cameron February 2017
Criticism of the proposed Senate Bill 6 in Texas continues to grow along with concerns about the potential economic fallout that could result from the bill due to a loss of tourism-based revenue. A drastic fallout was seen in North Carolina after the implementation of a similar law, the controversial HB2.
- Will NHL Players Be Absent from Olympics?
by Stephan Whyno February 2017
With a year before the opening ceremony, the league, players union, International Ice Hockey Federation and International Olympic Committee still don't have an agreement to send NHL players to their sixth consecutive Olympics.
- Costas to Hand Olympics Coverage to Tirico
by Christine Brennan February 2017
For a generation, Bob Costas has been the face and the voice of the Olympic Games in the USA, a principled, steady and versatile presence on NBC's coverage from Barcelona to Rio, stretching from the early 1990s well into the 21st century. Just as he seamlessly accepted the metaphoric broadcasting torch from the legendary Jim McKay all those years ago, Costas passed it on to Mike Tirico Thursday on The Today Show, announcing that he would no longer host the Olympics and would host just one more Super Bowl, next year's game in Minneapolis, before taking on an "emeritus" role with NBC Sports.
- Opinion: Despite Modifications, Football Here to Stay
by Deron Snyder February 2017
Professional football is part of our national DNA. Even with dips in viewership, NFL games attract as many eyeballs as anything else. Nielsen reports that 172 million people watched at least some portion of Supe 51, making it the most-watched program in television history.
- High School Sports Go Live Online
by Courtney Cameron February 2017
With approximately 2.5 million high school sporting events hosted around the country every year, and more than 8 million American student-athletes, the potential revenue from live streaming of high school sports is estimated by PlayOn! Sports at $2 billion annually.
- VR Broadcasts Put NBA Fans Courtside
by Bill Oram February 2017
The NBA catapulted live streaming in virtual reality, or VR, toward the mainstream early in the fall, announcing that Newport Beach-based technology company NextVR would broadcast a live game every Tuesday night during the regular season. It is available to subscribers of NBA League Pass, which, for $200, allows fans to watch any out-of-market regular-season game.
- Opinion: NBA All-Star Vote a Mess, NFL Pro Bowl Worse
by Deron Snyder January 2017
Having fought for, and won, the right to vote on starting lineups for the first time, NBA players used the opportunity to crack jokes.
- Opinion: Moving Teams Reveal NFL Instability
by Jim Carlisle January 2017
Just a few short years ago, the NFL was not only the biggest and most successful sports league in the world, it was one of the most successful businesses as well.
- NFL's Chargers Announce Relocation
by Courtney Cameron January 2017
Chargers owner Dean Spanos announced the long-awaited decision this morning: the team will relocate from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season.