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6 Things We Learned From Espn’s Upfront

16 May 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The name Espn conjures up images of “Monday Night Football,” “SportsCenter” and reams of stats about your favorite contests. But during an “upfront” presentation to advertisers Tuesday, executives spent a lot more time focused on the intricacies of the business, like ad sales, multi platform distribution and audience measurement.

No one’s eyes glazed over. Execs from the Disney-backed sports media juggernaut were accompanied by Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland and dozens of the network’s on-air personalities, all of whom helped illustrate what those more academic subjects help put into practice. Below are a few more things we learned from Espn’s showcase.

1. Scott Van Pelt wants to be considered among the set that includes Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel. Van Pelt made a brief appearance during the event and made the point that his viewership among young men between 18 to 34 is competitive – if not more so – than his late night rivals.

2. Serena Williams »

- Brian Steinberg

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Espn Revamps ‘SportsCenter’ As It Boosts TV And Digital News Updates

15 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Espn’s calling an audible on SportsCenter, its flagship newscast that’s fighting to hang on to viewers who increasingly turn to mobile devices for the latest scores and video highlights. Disney’s sports channel is focusing its TV schedule around personalities including Steve Levy, Kenny Mayne, John Anderson, John Buccigross, Sage Steele, and Hannah Storm — who have signed new multi-year deals. And starting August 28, SportsCenter will offer frequent news updates on TV as… »

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Adam Pally & Jim O’Heir Defend Controversial Team Name in Sports Mockumentary ‘The 5th Quarter’ — Watch

26 January 2017 10:23 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the final episode of go90’s sports mockumentary “The 5th Quarter,” Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project”) and Jim O’Heir (“Parks and Recreation”) guest star as defenders of the unfortunately named sports team, the Sheboygan Jews. The short form online comedy blends big name comedy talent with major athlete cameos to tell parody sports documentaries in a smart premise that is perfectly pitched for the growing online platform.

In addition to Pally and O’Heir, comedians like J.B. Smoove, Jerry O’Connell, Chris Parnell, and George Lopez all appear in the series. On the athlete side, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is joined by sportscasters Kenny Mayne and Ahmad Rashad, Los Angeles Clipper Blake Griffin, former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman, Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and many more.

Read More: Arden Rose: From Beauty Vlogger to Digital Comedy’s Go-To Snarky Actress — Online Essentials

In the final episode, »

- Jude Dry

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Adam Pally & Jim O’Heir Defend Controversial Team Name in Sports Mockumentary ‘The 5th Quarter’ — Watch

26 January 2017 10:23 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the final episode of go90’s sports mockumentary “The 5th Quarter,” Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project”) and Jim O’Heir (“Parks and Recreation”) guest star as defenders of the unfortunately named sports team, the Sheboygan Jews. The short form online comedy blends big name comedy talent with major athlete cameos to tell parody sports documentaries in a smart premise that is perfectly pitched for the growing online platform.

In addition to Pally and O’Heir, comedians like J.B. Smoove, Jerry O’Connell, Chris Parnell, and George Lopez all appear in the series. On the athlete side, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is joined by sportscasters Kenny Mayne and Ahmad Rashad, Los Angeles Clipper Blake Griffin, former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman, Olympic figure skating gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and many more.

Read More: Arden Rose: From Beauty Vlogger to Digital Comedy’s Go-To Snarky Actress — Online Essentials

In the final episode, »

- Jude Dry

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