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NBC Chases The Cup Across Platforms

When NBC dropped the puck on its coverage of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs earlier this week, it did so with the hopes of boosting viewership by offering wall-to-wall live coverage across several networks and platforms.

Amazon Hits Paydirt With NFL Streaming Deal

The National Football League on Wednesday made official its plans to stream a package of Thursday Night Football games via Amazon Prime during the upcoming season.

The deal will give Amazon access to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by NBC and CBS -- as well as NFL Network --that will be made available exclusively to Amazon Prime subscribers.

Weekend Watch: Mama June and 'The Obama Years'

We tv tonight (Feb. 24) launches a new reality series Mama June: From Not To Hot, which chronicles the weight loss journey of reality personality and former Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo star Mama June Shannon. WE tv president Marc Juris said her remarkable transformation – WE tv won’t reveal how Mama June looks now until the series finale – will draw attention and viewers to the series.

Cable Nets, Streaming Services Ring The School Bell For Documentaries

Reminiscent of NCTA’s former Cable In The Classroom program, Netflix and National Geographic launched initiatives earlier this month that provide free access of their respective documentaries to schools and communities.

Turner’s David Levy Bullish on the NBA Heading Into All-Star Weekend

TNT heads into its coverage of the NBA All-Star weekend festivities in New Orleans looking to build some ratings momentum heading into the NBA playoffs push. TNT’s  NBA live game coverage -- which includes exclusive Thursday night doubleheader games and a new package of Monday night NBA telecasts -- is averaging 1.7 million viewers thus far this season, on par with last year’s performance.

What National Geographic Wants You to Know About 'Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric'

National Geographic’s two-hour documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric, premieres Monday (Feb. 6) amid a very passionate, national conversation revolving around gender identity. The documentary, hosted by the former NBC Today and CBS Evening News anchor, will approach the topic of gender through the lens of science, society and culture, according to network officials.


What Investigation Discovery Wants You to Know About ‘Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence’ 

Investigation Discovery seeks to bring a new perspective to the two decades-old O.J. Simpson murder trial when it launches a six-hour documentary series, Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence, over three consecutive nights beginning Jan. 15. 


Ronda Rousey to Cap Knockout PPV Year for UFC

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey’s return to the octagon in tonight’s UFC 207 pay-per-view event will cap off what has easily been one of the mixed martial arts franchise’s most lucrative PPV campaigns ever.


Dan Rather Trumped Election Prognosticators

The media is still trying to figure out how they were so wrong about predicting Donald Trump’s historic election as president of the United States.


Much of the media had Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton easily ascending to the office of the presidency, only to eat crow when Trump shocked the world on Election Day.


What A&E Wants You to Know About ‘Live PD’

A&E  on Oct. 28 will shine a light on the work of police officers in a new and provocative series that is sure to raise a few eyebrows.