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ESPN Signs Nicole Briscoe To Extension

“She has been with SportsCenter for the last five years. She called the gig a dream come true in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.”

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Nicole Briscoe certainly knows her stuff in the world of motorsports. Her husband, Ryan, is an open-wheel racer for Wayne Taylor Racing in the ISMA WeatherTech Championship. She was at the Speed Channel before making her way to Bristol. In fact, ESPN initially brought her in as part of the network’s NASCAR coverage. When that ended, Nicole was moved to the SportsCenter desk, and that is where she is going to stay.

ESPN gave Briscoe a multi-year extension late last week. She has been with SportsCenter for the last five years. She called the gig a dream come true in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“It used to be like adult Disney World to me, right? And it was professionally the place I dreamed of working from the time I was a little kid,” Briscoe said in an interview. “I remember the first couple of times I got to drive on campus. I was just in awe of it. You could hear the ‘dah-dah-dah, dah-dah-dah’ in your head. The first time I sat down on the set and had to do my audition on the set or I would see people like Stuart Scott and  Chris Berman and John Anderson and Kenny Mayne. I’d see those guys walking through the halls. And the first time I sat on the set to do a show with John Buccigross and John Anderson and those guys, all of those are moments in your life where you want to be really present and remember because you worked really hard to get to that point. But you also never want to take it for granted, either, because there a lot of people who may never get the opportunity. And I am very aware of both of those aspects of my life. I’m still in awe of the situation.”

While Briscoe told the paper that she never wants to rule out what her future could entail, she said that being a part of that show on that network is something she holds dear.

“There was a day I was so nervous just to be sitting on the set and how while you’re still in awe of the four letters and what they mean and what they bring in terms of entertainment to so many people, it’s also home in a lot of ways,” Briscoe said. “And it’s humbling to be able to go into people’s homes and be part of their morning routines. It just kind of made me smile, because that kid who dreamed of being here is doing this, is living this every day, and it’s just as fun as I’d have imagined.”

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FOX Sued for Patent Infringement Over NFL Scheduling

“Recentive Analytics filed suit against FOX in a Delaware federal court on November 29 according to Yahoo Sports.”

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An analytics company is suing FOX over claims that the network developed a mapping tool using their patented technology to create a season slate of NFL games.

Recentive Analytics filed suit against FOX in a Delaware federal court on November 29 according to Yahoo Sports.

The lawsuit claims FOX used access to Recentive’s predictive analytics tools to develop a resource of their own that would create optimal schedules for its 1 and 4 p.m. NFLwindows.

The company is seeking a declaration that FOX infringed on two of its patents. Recentive is also suing for damages and wants an injunction keeping FOX from using Recentive tech and preventing the network from “selling, offering for sale, marketing or using any internal network and mapping analytics tool for the scheduling and regionalization of events covered by the patents.”

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FOX Will Use Chris Fallica On Belmont Stakes Coverage

“While the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby remain at NBC, The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX as part of the network’s deal with the New York Racing Association.”

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The Bear will be more than just a college football presence when he moves to FOX. Chris Fallica wrapped his final duties for ESPN last week and is now headed to a new network and will tackle some new responsibilities.

Fallica’s new role at FOX will involve plenty of sports gambling content. Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reports that content will include horse racing.

“One Fox Sports source said look for him to appear on the Belmont Stakes coverage,” Deitsch wrote in his weekly media column.

Starting in 2023, horse racing’s Triple Crown will not be seen all in one place. While the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby remain at NBC, The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX as part of the network’s deal with the New York Racing Association.

How the network intends to use Chris Fallica on the broadcast is not clear. Given that he is coming to the network to contribute to gambling conversations, it is likely he would either be making picks or at least reviewing odds right up to the start of the race.

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NBCUniversal CEO Expects Disney To Buy Company’s Hulu Stake

“Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal.”

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The Walt Disney Company owns 67% of Hulu. The other 33% is owned by NBCUniversal. The latter company doesn’t expect that to be the case forever.

“It’s worth a lot of money,” NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said at an investor conference earlier this week, “and I think there’s no indication that anything else is going to happen than Disney writing us a big check.”

Hulu is primarily a platform for movies and television shows. It is a major part of Disney’s deal with the NHL though. The streaming giant is part of the package of 103 games that are exclusive to ESPN and ABC. Hulu is also a live TV provider for many. The company’s Hulu Plus Live TV package had over 4 million subscribers as of the summer of 2022.

Shell noted that live sports coverage is helping make the stake in Hulu a luxury for NBCUniversal. He credits sports and content migrated from Hulu as the reason Peacock has grown to 18 million paid subscriptions since September.

Deadline reports that if Disney does want to acquire NBCUniversal’s stake in Hulu, “the price could fluctuate but will be in the tens of billions of dollars.”

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