I keep finding stories to link to.
First, from USA Today’s Michael Hiestand, the ratings from selected weekend events including the NFL Draft on ESPN which were down significantly from last year.
The Sports Media Watch notes that the ratings for this year’s NFL Draft were the lowest in five years.
Jim Williams of the DC/Baltimore Examiner writes that Fox Sports beat out CBS and ESPN for Brian Billick’s services for the upcoming season.
Some more ammunition for the NFL Network. John Consoli of Mediaweek reports that despite losing homes due to disputes with Comcast and the Dish Network, the ratings for the NFL Network are up for the first quarter of this year, especially for its NFL Total Access program at 7 p.m. ET.
Here’s NBC Sports’ press release about the US Open going into primetime this year.
Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette says the CBC is crawling back to the Canadiens so it can put the Habs on Hockey Night in Canada.
Christelle de Jager of Variety writes that the International Broadcast Center for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa will be based in Johannesberg.
That does it for now.