A few links for you late Wednesday afternoon.
The New York Times blog called “The Lede” has constructed its own timeline on the murder-suicide of WWE wrestler Chris Benoit. This story becomes more bizarre with each passing day and it now appears the WWE knew details of the murder as its three hour tribute to Benoit was airing on USA Network Monday night. It’s very strange how a tribute to Benoit can be shown, then 24 hours later, his name can be virtually erased from the same organization that claimed to love him. I think it jumped the gun in both cases instead of waiting for the facts to come out.
Some more details of the NBA TV deal. Variety writes that Disney and Time Warner will pay a moderate increase from the current contract. An AP story that we’ll cull from the Houston Chronicle says the focus of the contract is on new media and digital platforms.
Broadcasting & Cable Magazine has a story on Fox Sports and MLB.com joining up to webcast the All Star Game batting practice online. We linked to a USA Today story on it this morning as well.
TBS will have the All Star Game Selection Show this Sunday.
Here’s an AP story on the NFL Broadcasters Boot Camp.
That’s it for now.