I’ll give you some more links this afternoon.
From USA Today, Jorge Ortiz writes about the increased profits for Major League Baseball Advanced Media which has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2001. The Biz of Baseball which was quoted in the article also has its reaction. MLBAM has led all of the US sports leagues in providing online video. MLBAM also has aligned with CBS Sports in providing video for the NCAA Tournament and with World Championship Sports Network to stream Olympic sports.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle writes in his Four DVRs, no waiting blog about his tour of the networks in New York.
The Chicago Daily Herald lets us know that the Big Ten Network will carry conference wrestling meets and college hockey games this winter.
Brian Powell of the East Valley (AZ) Tribune writes that ESPN has applied to have its Super Bowl headquarters in Scottsdale rather than Glendale where the game will be played.
Ed Bark of the Pegasus (TX) News says Monday Night Football which had the Patriots coming back against Baltimore was the most watched show on Monday. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News blogs about the MNF game and also says it had a 12.2 overnight rating.
Jon Lafayette of TV Week previews ESPN’s self-serving (my words, not Jon’s) “The Best of ‘This is SportsCenter’” special next week. And the publication also looks at the effectiveness of the in-stadium signage that was shown on TV during the World Series this year.
Greg Hardwig of the Naples (FL) Daily News writes that NBC and Golf Channel take over coverage of the Merrill Lynch Shootout this weekend after the unofficial PGA Tour event was on CBS Sports for the last 18 years.
Bill Vander Weele of the Sidney (MT) Daily Herald says football fans are the losers when the NFL Network carries big games.
I’ll have primetime viewing choices coming up.