Let’s give you a few more links today.
Joseph Whip blogs about HDTV and he criticizes NBC for taking bandwidth away from its picture and thus, causing pixelation. Whip blames the Weather Plus subchannel for this.
The LA Times’ Larry Stewart talks with country star Faith Hill about recording “I’ve Been Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” for NBC Sports.
Tom Hoffart of the LA Daily News has more in his Farther Off the Wall blog on FSN picking up the re-air of the Appalachian State-Michigan game from the Big Ten Network.
Mike Battaglino of the New York Post catches up with Bud Collins who says he’s been busier than ever since being unceremoniously fired by NBC earlier this year. Bud also said to Battaglino that in addition to doing work for ESPN for its Grand Slam tournaments, Bud will also contribute to the Tennis Channel and I find that to be good news.
Mike Reynolds of the Multichannel News outlines some of the changes coming at ESPN, some of which I have already mentioned in this blog.
LC in the 38 Cliches blog is happy to have Dave O’Brien back in the Red Sox radio booth, but he points out that with Obie out for 10 games doing various ESPN assignments, his point of references for the Red Sox is out of whack. Hopefully that changes next season and we won’t have to deal with long stretches of Glenn Geffner. No Geffner, not a little, no Geffner will go a long way with us Red Sox fans who have had to suffer with his talking incessantly off notecards, rushing through live reads of commercials and just making inane points. By the way, LC was worried that Dave would be going to China to call the FIFA Women’s World Cup later this month, and I can assure him that Dave is not going to the Far East.
From the Toronto Star, Chris Zelkovich writes about Canada’s first all-sports radio station, The Fan 590 turning 15 today.
Primetime Viewing Picks coming. I can’t wait for next week when I can finally select some good network fare for you.