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Jemele Hill to Launch Podcast Network With Spotify

Former ESPN host Jemele Hill is starting her own podcast network with Spotify, which will produce shows created by and for Black women.

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John Skipper, Dan Le Batard’s Progressive Response To ‘Outkick’

John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are in talks with Jemele Hill about building a progressive, diverse sports content startup that would be the strategic opposite of Clay Travis’ “Outkick.”

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Le Batard, Skipper Set to Join Forces for New Venture

Once together at ESPN, John Skipper and Dan Le Batard are launching a new content company after leaving the mothership.

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ESPN Reportedly Discussing Scaling Back MLB TV Rights

Despite growth in its last two media rights deals with Fox Sports and Turner, it appears MLB might be in danger of losing ground with ESPN. How it started: An […]

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NFL TV Tracker: A Weekly Look at NFL Viewership

The NFL suffered its first TV drop in three years, as average game audiences for the 2020 regular season fell 8% vs. 2019 season. The decline came after two straight years of 5% increases.

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ESPN Makes Plans for Possible CFP Championship Postponement

ESPN is working on contingency plans in case Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship is postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

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ESPN Adds DJ Khaled to NFL Wild-Card Coverage Plans

ESPN has tapped an eclectic cast for its first “MegaCast” coverage of an NFL wild-card playoff game, making a play to acquire new viewers as NFL media rights negotiations are […]

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NFL TV Networks View Philip Rivers As ‘Next Tony Romo’

NFL TV networks are eying loquacious Philip Rivers as the ‘next Tony Romo,’ said sources. Rivers could retire from the NFL after 17 seasons this year.

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ESPN, TNT Embrace Yet Another Unique NBA Season

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, the NBA’s national TV partners ESPN and TNT are embracing remote production for the season.

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Q&A: Jalen Rose Sounds Off On NBA, Podcasts And Player Activism

Rose discusses embracing new mediums and speaking out about social justice on ESPN.

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