The Walt Disney Company has announced that it has agreed to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC and will launch its ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service in early 2018, followed by a new Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019. Under terms of the transaction, Disney will pay $1.58 billion to acquire an additional 42% stake […]Read more "Disney Company to Acquire Majority Ownership of BAMTech"
By The Associated Press Police have released a video of the June 9th crash which shows tennis star Venus Williams legally entered an intersection seconds before she drove into the path another car, resulting in a fatal accident. Video courtesy of The Associated Press/YouTubeRead more "Video Shows Venus Williams’ Car Being Struck"
WASHINGTON — The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics called for the College Football Playoff to invest some of its revenue for the first time in national initiatives supporting the health and safety of football players and in programs to increase diversity among football coaches. In addition, the Commission urged the College Football Playoff to follow the […]Read more "Knight Commission Seeks Changes in College Football Playoff"
From The BASN News Wire LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — The average professional athlete will make more money in one season than most Americans will make in their entire lives – but many of them will blow their fortunes. “Despite those amazing salaries, 78 percent of NFL players, 60 percent of NBA players and a large […]Read more "Why Do Rich Athletes Go Broke?"
By William Douglas, The Color of Hockey Canisius College goaltender Charles Williams is a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, the coveted prize for the top NCAA Division I men’s hockey player. Williams, a transfer graduate student who’s enjoying an outstanding year between the pipes for the tiny Buffalo college, was one of 10 players […]Read more "Canisius College goalie Charles Williams named Hobey Baker Award finalist"
From The BASN News Wire ATLANTA — Consumers of the new subscription-video-on-demand service Brown Sugar will be able to watch the biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time on their televisions as well as on their mobile devices and desktop computers as it was announced Thursday that Brown Sugar has added Google […]Read more "Brown Sugar Adds Google Chromecast Capabilities"
NEW YORK — The TV schedule for the 2017 NCAA Women’s basketball tournament. All times Eastern (games are shown on a regional basis) First/second rounds Friday, March 17 XFINITY Center (College Park, Maryland) (3) Maryland vs. (14) Bucknell, Noon (ESPN2/WATCHESPN) (6) West Virginia vs. (11) Elon, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2/WATCHESPN) Frank Erwin Center (Austin, Texas) (6) NC […]Read more "2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament TV Schedule"