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Dream Mayweather-McGregor PPV Fight Moves Closer to Reality

The curious proposed boxing match between retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor seemingly moved a step closer to reality last week.

HBO, Showtime Touch Gloves For Klitschko-Joshua Boxing Telecast

Showtime and HBO enter the TV boxing ring together on April 29 to co-televise the Vladimir Klitschko-Anthony Joshua heavyweight championship fight – the first time the two networks have come together to televise a non-pay-per-view boxing match.

After the fight however, the two networks will retreat into their neutral corners with two distinctly different strategies on distributing live boxing matches.

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.