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Amazon Taps Charissa Thompson as ‘Thursday Night Football’ Studio Host

Amazon’s Thursday Night Football team continues to take shape. On Tuesday, the tech giant announced that Charissa Thompson, a veteran of ESPN and Extra, will be the main wraparound studio host for its primetime NFL telecasts. Thompson will lead Amazon’s TNF pregame, halftime and postgame coverage, joining analysts Richard Sherman, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tony Gonzalez. […]

Former NASCAR Driver Clint Bowyer Involved in Fatal Crash

Former NASCAR driver and Fox Sports analyst Clint Bowyer struck and killed a pedestrian on a highway in southwest Missouri earlier this month, police said. The crash occurred June 5 on an exit ramp off of U.S. 54 near Osage Beach, Missouri, according to a crash report from Lake Ozark police. Bowyer, a native of […]

First-Time Writer Assembles a Who’s Who of Artists for Graphic Novel ‘The Golem of Venice Beach’ (Exclusive)

Venice Beach is getting its time the sun in a graphic novel that has been years in the making. And it’s a graphic novel that has lined up a who’s who of artists, ranging from Michael Allred and Paul Pope to Jae Lee and Bill Sienkiewicz, as well as Stephen R. Bissette, the artist of […]

Tom Brady to Join Fox Sports as Lead NFL Analyst Once Playing Career Ends

In a stunning and unexpected move, star Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has agreed to join Fox Sports as its lead NFL analyst, Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch said on the company’s quarterly earnings call Tuesday. Brady will join Fox Sports when he decides to retire from the NFL. In his new role, Brady will […]

ESPN Poaches Joe Buck and Troy Aikman From Fox Sports in Sports Media Stunner

In a landscape-shaking deal in the sports media world, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will depart Fox Sports for new roles at ESPN in a deal estimated to be worth $30 million annually for the duo. The play-by-play broadcaster and NFL analyst have signed a multiyear deal with the Disney-owned sports giant, where they will […]

Fox CEO Says Company Still Needs Scripted and Unscripted Entertainment Amid “Tough” Streaming Shift

Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch says that his company remains committed to entertainment even as it has pivoted its focus to news and sports, telling a Morgan Stanley conference that scripted dramas and reality shows are “important to bind the ecosystem” it has created. At the same time, Murdoch argued that Fox News, with its […]

Fox Nation Bets on Daytona 500 for Subscriber Push

Fox Nation, the streaming service owned by Fox News, is betting on NASCAR to boost its streaming fortunes (and its subscriber base). The streaming service is sponsoring the car of Spire Motorsports and its Number 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which will feature a Fox Nation graphics package as it circles the track at Daytona International […]

NBC and Fox to Simulcast U.S. Football League Inaugural Game

For the first time since Super Bowl I in 1967, two broadcast networks will simulcast a professional football game. On Saturday April 16, NBC and Fox will both air the inaugural game from the new United States Football League, a new spring league launched and controlled by Fox Sports. The game, which will originate from […]

Fox Plans In-Person “Portfolio” Upfront, Leaves Central Park for Battery Park

For the first time, Fox Corp. will hold a unified in-person upfront presentation that includes entertainment programming on the Fox broadcast network, as well as pitches for streaming service Tubi, Fox Sports and Fox News, the company said Wednesday. The in-person presentation, set for May 16, will also depart from tradition (or at least pre-pandemic […]

Fox Sports Launches Podcast Network With New Skip Bayless Show

Fox Sports is launching a podcast network with three new shows hosted by popular network talent, including Skip Bayless. Bayless’ podcast, The Skip Bayless Show, is the first show to launch as part of the network and premiered its first episode Thursday. On the show, Bayless is expected to discuss major storylines in the world of […]

Fox Sports Extends Deal With Twitter for FIFA World Cups

Fox Sports, which owns the English-language broadcast rights to the FIFA World Cup through 2026, is extending its deal with Twitter for coverage of the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Soccer fans will get to see match highlights, almost in real-time, […]

TV Ratings: College Football Scores Big Gains on Opening Weekend

College football returned in a big way over the weekend, bringing big audiences to ABC and Fox. Four games from the first full weekend slate of the year drew better than 5 million viewers on the two networks, and both ABC and Fox posted huge gains over last year’s truncated schedule, which was played in […]