CNN and Bleacher Report to Provide In-Depth Coverage Live from Super Bowl Boulevard
via press release:
CNN and Bleacher Report to Provide In-Depth Coverage Live from Super Bowl® Boulevard
Turner Broadcasting Brings Fans and Viewers Inside Football’s Biggest Event with Live Broadcasts from NYC and Comprehensive Reporting Across TV and Digital Assets
Sponsors Across TV and Digital Include Bud Light, DiGiorno, MetLife, Samsung and Volkswagen
For the second consecutive year, Turner Broadcasting’s CNN and Bleacher Report will provide comprehensive, on-site coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII as the most trusted source for news and leading sports digital destination report live from Super Bowl Boulevard throughout the week. Beginning Friday and continuing through Monday, February 3, CNN will produce live reports from Super Bowl Boulevard in New York and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, as well as broadcast in-depth specials that explore the Super Bowl as a cultural phenomenon and cover all angles of America’s other favorite national pastime. CNN and Bleacher Report will produce more than 50 hours of programming, including live hits and various special reports, to provide continuous coverage across CNN, HLN, CNN.com, BleacherReport.com and the Team Stream mobile and tablet app to deliver insightful news and analysis leading up to and through the big game.
CNN will feature live hourly reports about the Super Bowl through Monday, February 3rd across its worldwide networks. In addition, themed programming highlights include:
Friday, January 31:
6a-9a ET – CNN’s John Berman will be live on New Day, reporting from Super Bowl Boulevard with special guests previewing the big game and taking viewers behind the scenes to special events.
10:30p ET/PT – A special Unguarded with Rachel Nichols who will be joined by football greats John Elway, Deion Sanders and Emmitt Smith.
Saturday, February 1:
9:30a and 2:00p ET – Special editions of Your Money: Big Game, Big Business on-location at Super Bowl Boulevard. Romans and the Your Money team dig deep into the business of the big game, those unforgettable, but costly commercials, interviews with current and former NFL players and the dollars and cents behind bringing the most spectacular event in professional sports to the New York/New Jersey area.
4:00 p.m. ET – CNN will broadcast an hour-long special, Bleacher Report on Super Bowl Boulevard. Co-hosted by CNN’s Rachel Nichols and Arizona Cardinal and eight-time Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald, the show will include a series of features, interviews and profiles that capture the excitement the marquee event brings to the city. Turner Sports will produce the special, with CNN’s Nischelle Turner and Bleacher Report’s Reese Waters reporting.
In addition, CNN anchors Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon contribute to CNN’s coverage live on location, and HLN anchor Mike Galanos and meteorologist Bob Van Dillen contribute to HLN’s. Online, HLNtv.com will highlight all things pigskin from the ads and celebrity to the food.
Bleacher Report will provide wide-ranging coverage of the game, its players, key storylines, and much more, with its core staff of professional football Lead Writers reporting live from New York City. Planned coverage highlights throughout the week include a big game-themed edition of Mike Freeman’s Ten Point Stance NFL® Notebook, expert game film analysis from Matt Bowen, a former NFL safety, an in-depth look at player injuries and potential risks from Sports Injury Lead Writer Will Carroll. Written and video coverage featured throughout the site will also include game previews, predictions and analysis. Additionally, fans looking for a comprehensive second-screen experience can follow along with Bleacher Report and Team Stream’s live blog of the game, which will include a running stream of highlights, tweets and commentary throughout the game.
Additionally, CNN and Bleacher Report will jointly produce a 15-minute digital special from Super Bowl Boulevard to be featured on CNN.com. Additional online and mobile coverage include a video collection with original reporting on topics ranging from the team matchups to the cultural and financial impact behind the game; and CNN.com’s Eatocracy will feature recipes and tips for game time feasts.
Volkswagen of America is a CNN Digital sponsor, with branded media across desktop and mobile features. Sponsors for Bleacher Report’s Super Bowl coverage include Bud Light, DiGiorno and MetLife, among others.
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.
About Bleacher Report:
Bleacher Report, a division of Turner Sports, is the leading digital destination for team-specific sports content and real-time event coverage, and is one of the fastest-growing digital properties in the U.S. The company was founded in 2007 by four die-hard sports fans as a platform through which passionate writers could have their voices heard, and at which sports fans could find all relevant content for their favorite teams in a single place. Today its editorial and video teams, led by a growing roster of lead writers and premier contributors, create hundreds of pieces of content per day to provide fans with the most comprehensive experience for their favorite teams and topics across all major sports. Bleacher Report also provides an unmatched fan experience on mobile devices through Team Stream™, the top-rated, industry-leading tablet and smartphone app, and via the Bleacher Report daily sport- and team-specific email newsletters.