General Oct 31, 2019

Barry Frank, sports TV and marketing pioneer, dies at 87

Barry Frank, the pioneer sports programmer who negotiated Olympic TV deals and represented broadcasting stars John Madden, Bob Costas and Jim Nantz, has died. He was 87. Endeavor, the parent company of the International Management Group, confirmed Wednesday that Frank died Tuesday. "Barry was a visionary ...

Baseball / MLB Mar 10, 2018

Facebook to air 25 MLB games

Facebook is getting deeper into the professional sports streaming game, partnering with Major League Baseball to air 25 weekday afternoon games in an exclusive deal. The games will be available to Facebook users in the U.S. on Facebook Watch, the company's video feature announced last ...

Olympics May 10, 2016

Tirico joins NBC's Olympic team

Mike Tirico called the NFL, NBA, college basketball, golf and tennis among other sports in a quarter-century at ESPN to establish himself as one of TV's most versatile announcers. One of the few events not on ESPN: the Olympics. NBC owns those rights through 2032, ...

Baseball / MLB Nov 12, 2015

Dodgers hire 27-year-old announcer

The Dodgers have hired a 27-year-old announcer to join their broadcast booth in 2016, which is expected to be Vin Scully's final season on the air. Joe Davis joins the Dodgers from Fox Sports, where he calls major league baseball and college football and basketball. ...