Let’s give you a brief update and perhaps a mini-rant if I have time.
We start with NBC Sports. It has a press release announcing the re-launch of its Sunday Night Football website, Sundaynightisfootballnight.com. It looks similar to its website that launched last year, but this year’s version has a few more features. We’ll check to see if its updated unlike last season which was woefully inept after Week 2 of the NFL season.
Jim Williams in his Watch This! blog in the DC/Baltimore Examiner says Comcast Sportsnet was the winner in the Cal Ripken coverage and only one DC anchor went to Cooperstown to cover Cal’s HOF inductions.
The Sports Media Watch blog has a recap of media and blogosphere commentary in regards to the proposed NHL/ESPN deal that could mark the Alleged Worldwide Leader’s return to hockey.
Joe Lapointe of the New York Times says the NFL Network squashing Deion Sanders from writing a column for the Fort Myers News-Press is another example of sports leagues trying to control their message.
ESPN/ABC says it will have 13 Iowa State basketball games on its networks this upcoming season.
Here’s a story from Broadcast Newsroom on the Versus Channel which has been slowly increasing viewership through coverage of the Tour de France and the NHL, but still has a big hill to climb.
Providence (RI) College will be offering streaming video of 7 home games online. This marks the first time the small, insignificant member of the Big East Conference will offer games online.
Those are your links for now.