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ESPN is an American global cable television network focusing on sports-related programming including live and recorded event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming. Its name derives from Entertainment and Sports Programming Network.
Founded by Bill Rasmussen, his son Scott Rasmussen and Aetna insurance agent Ed Eagan, it launched on September 7, 1979, under the direction of Chet Simmons, the network’s President and CEO (and later the United States Football Le...

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Amazon wants to set your TV on FIRE! Oh, wait, they announced the Fire TV, that must be why they have been doing all that Kindle-ing. They have priced their OTT device at $99 but it comes chock full of tech and has the content to back it up. So the question is, will it generate a response with its intended audience, and will the competitors, pardon the pun, fire back?

ESPN Deal With AOL Offers Sports Fans Premium Online Video Content

ESPN Deal With AOL Offers Sports Fans Premium Online Video Content

AOL and ESPN have signed a pretty significant deal to distribute ESPN sports related video content across major AOL sites like The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe and of course, AOL itself. The agreement strengthens AOL’s collection of high-quality online video content and significantly boosts its sports-related offering.

Top 5 Video Advertising Network Recommendations July 2012

Top 5 Video Advertising Network Recommendations July 2012

On Friday, I talked about the general online video numbers from comScore and, as always, I'm here to talk specifically about the online video advertising network numbers. This month's numbers are a bit weird because Brightroll was left out of them. Without them there were just ...

5 Elemental Lessons Learned in Sports Video Streaming For The 2012 Summer Olympics

5 Elemental Lessons Learned in Sports Video Streaming For The 2012 Summer Olympics

Over the last several weeks, as the world tuned in to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, more than 20,000 broadcasters aimed to reach a global audience of 4 billion viewers with more than 4,000 hours of coverage. According to Sam Blackman, CEO and Co-founder ...

Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Scorched Earth Edition

Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Scorched Earth Edition

After a brief respite from triple digit temperatures up here in Milwaukee, they've returned. Blah! So what better reason to stay inside and watch online video or read about what's gone on in the industry this week, right? Well here's a quick look at some ...

Record 11 Billion Video Ads in June: Top 5 Ad Network Recommendations

Record 11 Billion Video Ads in June: Top 5 Ad Network Recommendations

It's that time once again for me to piece together the comScore Video Metrix report numbers for June and compress them into my own personal algorithm to give you my thoughts on where you might want to put your video ads for the upcoming months. ...

Record 10 Billion Video Ads Served in May, Where Should You Place Yours?

Record 10 Billion Video Ads Served in May, Where Should You Place Yours?

Starting this month, we're going to separate the comScore industry-wide online video viewing estimates for May and the video advertising numbers and recommendations by yours truly. It's a good month to do it since we've topped a record of over 10 billion online video ads served ...

Online Video Advertising Adapts to the TV Advertising Game

Online Video Advertising Adapts to the TV Advertising Game

It's that time of the year again, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and advertising are writing checks. Wait, what? Yes folks, it's TV upfront season, that time when the broadcasters show off what they've got in terms of content for placing ads ...

Microsoft Expands Video Ad Offerings on Xbox LIVE Run of TV Apps

Microsoft Expands Video Ad Offerings on Xbox LIVE Run of TV Apps

Microsoft is looking to expand the amount of video advertising on its Xbox 360 console and its video entertainment partner apps including ESPN, CBS, Gamespot, Last.fm, Manga Entertainment and MUZU.TV who all joined the new Xbox LIVE Run of TV Apps program. The ads are ...

Baseball Videos, Chicago-Style Hot Dogs, and Apple Pie

Baseball Videos, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, and Apple Pie

Chicago is the third largest media market in the U.S.  “Chi-town” has also been the setting for many popular television shows, including: According to Jim, The Bob Newhart Show, Chicago Hope, ER, and Married with Children. In addition, many motion pictures have been filmed in ...

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