As I watch the Food Network and “Jamie at Home“, I’ll give you some links. If you’ve been a regular reader of Fang’s Bites, you’ll know I watch Food Network on the weekends and I have a massive crush on Giada de Laurentiis and she was #1 in my list of The Five Women Who Can Make Me Stop Flipping the Remote. Usually, weekend programming is devoid on the regional sports networks, local channels, ESPN and the news channels, so the Food Network or HGTV is appointment viewing on Saturday and Sunday mornings. By the way, don’t get me started on Sandra Lee of Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee when she starts a salmon recipe. Watching her sprinkle pepper can be quite hot as well.
Ok, enough of me talking Food Network for now. I got sidetracked. Perhaps I’ll do a post on the Women of Food Network, but that’s later. Let’s get to your links.
We continue on the breaking news that came out late Friday night/early Saturday that NBC Sports and the NFL will stream Sunday Football online this season.
Ben Grossman of Broadcasting & Cable writes that the announcement came as a surprise.
Meg James of the Los Angeles Times says the NFL is taking a big step forward in digital rights.
Rafat Ali of paidcontent.org writes that the NFL’s other TV partners are unhappy about not being approached to stream their games.
Moving to other news, the Detroit Free Press picks up a story from Mike Hughes of the Gannett News Service who says NBC is supersizing its presentation of the Olympics.
The Associated Press says network news coverage of the Olympics has been left to NBC as the other networks will have a minimal presence.
Dan McGowan of the Canwest News Service says the Summer Games in Communist China will be well covered whether they are on TV or on other platforms.
Bill Hunt of the Daily Gleaner in Canada says 1996 Olympics swimming silver medalist Marianne Limpert will be part of CBC’s coverage.
William Houston of the Toronto Globe and Mail is not enjoying listening to TSN’s announcers for the Rogers Cup tennis tournament.
Alan Pergament of the Buffalo News discusses radio coverage for University of Buffalo and Syracuse football for the upcoming season.
Dan Casear of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch talks about some sports radio moves in the market.
Jerry Garcia in the San Antonio Express-News looks at the extensive media coverage of Cowboys training camp.
The Dallas Morning News’ Barry Horn wonders if this week’s WNBA brawl between the Detroit Shock and Los Angeles Sparks will translate into viewership.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times is traveling with Seattle Mariners voice Dave Niehaus who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY tomorrow.
David Andriesen of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says Niehaus is thrilled to be entering the Hall of Fame.
The Sports Media Watch has some ratings news and notes. Paulsen also looks at some of the people who will be on your TV this weekend.
That’s all for now. I’ll have updates as they warrant.
The Orbitcast satellite radio blog says the FCC has finally, finally approved the XM-Sirius merger.