Let’s do a quick Friday update before I end it for the weekend.
Ken Schott of the Schenectady (NY) Gazette says he’ll watch Bob Knight on ESPN just to watch the potential fireworks with Dick Vitale. Chris Pursell of TV Week has a story on the Knight hiring. David Barron of the Houston Chronicle talks about the Bob Knight and Cris Carter hirings at ESPN.
Dan Frommer of the Silicon Valley Insider blog says ESPN plans to produce more web-only videos this year.
Robert Feder of the Chicago Sun-Times writes about the 60 year association between the Chicago Cubs and WGN-TV that will be marked with a documentary and a book.
MASN has announced that the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals will each have 96 games aired on the RSN this season. Earlier this week, MASN announced both teams will have 40 games shown in HD.
Tom Jicha of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel talks about the two new sports radio stations joining the three existing stations in the area.
Jeff Borden from Business Week magazine writes that the creator of the 1st and 10 line on football broadcasts, Sportvision, plans to expand its market overseas.
Jonathan Oostling of the Michigan Live website recaps an interview with Michigan State Tom Izzo in which he also blames Comcast for the Big Ten Network mess. Earlier in the week, Izzo called BTN, “a PR nightmare”.
Kyle Hightower of the Orlando Sentinel says CBS is preparing its CSTV channel to be a big player in the college sports TV negotiations next year.
Jeff Richgels of the Capital (WI) Times has a story on the NFL Network commissioning a poll showing most people want to watch their football games on TV.
R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News says FSNY will be rebranded as MSG Plus starting March 10.
Well, I ripped him back in October, but Fang’s Bites non-fave Beau Estes has an interview with TNT’s (and North Carolina alum) Kenny Smith at the Inside Carolina.com website.
Eugenia Levenson of Fortune magazine talks with CBS Sports producer Lance Barrow about his road travels.
David Sweet of MSNBC writes that bowling is getting back into the network TV picture when CBS airs an event in May.
Crash Cameron of the London Free Press in Canada talks with Rogers Sportsnet anchor Martine Gaillard.
I’ll have Primetime and Late Night Viewing Picks coming up.