Formula One will move from NBC to ESPN for the 2018 race season, according to multiple reports. The reported move will be the first time in five years that F1 has switched television networks in the U.S., since the NBC deal—which the CEO of F1’s new owners called a “popcorn fart” earlier this year—began in 2013.
We weren’t at Talladega for last weekend’s crazy race, so we talked to someone who was: NBC Sports’ pit reporter Mike Massaro. He’s been covering NASCAR at the national level for 17 years—since TNN was a thing!—and surprisingly, he doesn’t think ‘Dega’s drama will affect today’s race and beyond too much.
Apple, Inc. recently announced a new Apple TV, and with it CEO Tim Cook dropped a bomb: The future of television is the app. In an era of dying cable television subscriptions, now is the time for Formula 1, for Bernie Ecclestone, to switch broadcasting models.
NBC just got the rights to air NASCAR and the Nationwide Series starting in 2015. With F1 on their roster, too, it looks like NBC will be the home of American car enthusiasts who don't watch everything on their computers.
This hasn't come up in quite some time. It's actually Ray Wert era Jalopnik, but I was just daydreaming about my trip to LA to see the first episode of what would eventually be the first of two different Top Gear USA series. I assume nothing ever came of the Jalopnik challenge as I'm sure the pilot would have ended…
The commentator's box for NBC's coverage of Formula One next year will be led by Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett. This is a good thing.
So, up until about four minutes ago, we were very optimistic about NBC's upcoming coverage of Formula One.
Last week, we received word that SPEED had lost the rights to Formula One to NBC after having the series on the network for 17 years. Parent company FOX said that SPEED made a "fiscally responsible" bid to keep the series for 2013 and beyond. But today FOX announced they extended their NASCAR coverage for eight more…
Brian Williams co-hosted The Today Show this morning, where he was served coffee in an oversized mug (hilarious), bantered about Twitter ineptitude (adorable), and kicked it with Gabby Sidibe (sigh/swoon). Like everything the news anchor does, his temporary gig was endearing as hell, and hotdamn did he look handsome.…
NBC's "The Pink Panther Show" featured the unique "Panthermobile" seen here throughout its broadcasts from 1969-1976. Designed by Jay Ohrberg, who is responsible for decades of TV and Movie cars, this custom creation is going up for auction in a slightly unconventional manner.
SNL wasted no time spoofing the TSA—and its controversial pat-downs—tonight when it aired a retro spoof ad that likened an unwanted physical experience at the airport to a purchased night with a hot female escort. The video, inside.
David Letterman really likes to hold a grudge, doesn't he? Tonight, Letterman went on a completely random aside about January's Late Night Wars, and once again ripped into—and impersonated—Jay Leno, calling Leno's "regular guy" act BS. Video inside.
Conan O'Brien introduced the Bugatti Veyron Mouse as a new Tonight Show character Thursday night, not because it was funny, but because it was "crazy expensive" for NBC. To be funny he'd have to crash it into a lake. UPDATED!
In what would be the largest car crash in Autobahn history, NBC New York's reporting a 259 car pile-up near Hamelerwald, Germany. UPDATE!
Austin, TX appears to be ground zero for the electronic traffic signs hacking threat, as the "top story" on last night's local news demonstrates.
Transportation officials in Texas are "scrambling" to stop the "hacking electronic traffic signs" threat. Didn't we tell you not to play with the electronic road signs? This is why we can't have anything nice.