Monthly Archives: March 2010

ESPN To Debut New Studio Shows This Saturday

In an attempt to stem ABC affiliate complaints about reduced sports programming on the weekend, ESPN will begin airing a two hour block of programming each Saturday from 4-6 p.m. ET before and after the college football season. Hannah Storm will anchor the block and introduce two programs, one will be a rotation of ESPN […]

ESPN UK To Air Monday Night Football

Thanks to its modified agreement with the NFL that gives it streaming rights in the US, ESPN can now air Monday Night Football in the UK on its owned and operated channel, appropriately named, ESPN UK. Actually it’s named ESPN in the UK, but for our purposes, it’ll be ESPN UK. It’ll air live in […]

Big Ten Network Brings You Spring Football!

One of the advantages of having your own network is being able to show what you want. MLB Network does this and so does the Big Ten Network. If you want to add basketball games, you can. If you want to show hockey games, you can. If you want to show spring football to fill […]

Versus Adds Four Games To Its NHL Schedule

Versus is tacking four games to its NHL schedule including two this week as the regular season is coming to an end and the playoff chase is heating up. I like seeing four games a week. I wish Versus did this throughout the regular season instead of just during special times. VERSUS ADDS FOUR BONUS […]

NFL Network Sets Announcing Crew for Arena Football League Games

After obtaining the rights to the Arena Football League earlier this year, NFL Network has now set its announcing lineup for AFL games this spring. The games actually start this week. Take a look at the press release and the schedule of games. NFL NETWORK NAMES ANNOUNCERS FOR ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE DEBUT Paul Burmeister & […]

Monday's Quick Links

Let’s do some linkage on this wet Monday in the Northeast. I’m building an ark and gathering animals 2×2. If you want to help, let me know. First, we have this story from the Sports Business Journal. A rare triple byline. John Ourand, Terry Lefton and Daniel Kaplan combine for a story in which ESPN […]

DirecTV Will Launch ESPN3D In Time For The World Cup

DirecTV is jumping into 3-D headfirst in July with the MLB All-Star Game, but first, it will help to launch ESPN3D in June with a slew of World Cup games. Of course, only those who own a 3-D TV set costing somewhere in the neighborhood of 80 million dollars will be able to watch it. […]

MLB Network Goes 30 Games and 30 Clubs in 30 Days in April

MLB Network has announced an ambitious Opening Month schedule carrying all 30 MLB clubs throughout the month of April. This is why you like MLB Network, it can pick up any game it wants as long as it doesn’t interfere with MLB’s other TV partners, ESPN, Fox and TBS. Perhaps down the road, MLB Network […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

College Basketballwomen’sNCAA Tournament – All Games on ESPN Memphis Regional Final – Dave O’Brien/Doris Burke/Holly RoweBaylor vs. Duke – 7:04 p.m. Sacramento Regional Final – Dave Pasch/Mary Murphy/Cara CapuanoXavier vs. Stanford – 9:07 p.m. English Premier LeagueManchester City vs. Wigan – ESPN2, 2:55 p.m. GolfPGA Tour/Arnold Palmer Invitational, final round conclusion – Golf Channel, noon […]

NBA TV's Schedule For This Week

We continue to post schedules for this week for various networks and channels. This is what’s in store for NBA TV. The Phoenix Suns Face Chicago Bulls on NBA TV’s Tuesday Fan Night Network will Air Season’s Final Fan Night on Tuesday, April 6 NBA TV will air the winner of Fan Night, the Phoenix […]

Tennis Channel All Over Sony Ericsson Tournament

This week, Tennis Channel and Fox Sports Net are combining once again for another tournament, this one being the “Fifth Slam”, the Sony Ericsson Tournament in Miami. Here’s Tennis Channel’s live schedule. TENNIS CHANNEL BEGINS COVERAGE OF SONY ERICSSON OPEN ON MONDAY, MARCH 29 LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2010 – Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, […]

Coming Up On The Golf Channel

One press release to give you for this week. Here’s what Golf Channel is airing over the next few days. Coming up on Golf Channel…March 29 – April 4 Halfway There on The Haney Project The Unthinkable Happens in Mexico on Being John Daly Original Programming Premieres and Highlights (All Times Eastern) The Haney Project: […]

Your 2010 NCAA Men's Tournament Final Four Tip Times

From CBS Sports, we have the tip times for next Saturday’s Final Four in Indianapolis. Of course, Duke is the late game. THIS JUST IN… …from CBS Sports CBS Sports has announced tip times for the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four games on Saturday, April 3 (6:00-11:00 PM, ET). Butler takes on […]

Golf Channel To Air Conclusion of Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday

Here’s the announcement for Monday as rain wreaked havoc with the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the NASCAR event on Sunday. Golf Channel to Air Conclusion of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday, 10 a.m. ET Golf Channel will air the conclusion of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. ET.  Kelly Tilghman […]

Clark Kellogg Goes One-on-One with President Obama, Then Shoots Hoops With Him

CBS gets a nice get for its Final Four coverage next week. Clark Kellogg gets to interview President Obama at the White House. In addition, Early Show co-host Harry Smith will interview the President and both men will try to shoot hoops with the First Basketball Fan. Here’s the press release. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA GOES […]

Our Sunday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this Sunday. I found one of my all-time favorite movies, Goldfinger on BBC America so while I wait for the NCAA Tournament later, I’ll do linkage for you. Multichannel News reports that MSG’s high school sports channel is setting up awards for original television content produced by students. The New […]

Videos of the Week – Chet Simmons' Influence on Sports

With the death of Chet Simmons on Thursday, I thought I would bring you some of the programs that he helped to bring into fruition as an executive at both ABC and NBC Sports, then as the first President of a fledgling cable sports network known as ESPN. Without his guidance, ESPN would have never […]

Fang's Bites Musical Interlude: Remember The Titans

I’m going to give you one video. Actually it’s not really a video, just the main theme from the great movie, “Remember The Titans” which starred Denzel Washington and Will Patton. Produced by the Walt Disney Pictures, the message of the movie to overcome racism and becoming together as one still resonates today. Of course, […]

Universal Sports Quotage From The World Figure Skating Championships

Another day of quotage from the World Figure Skating Championships on Universal Sports. By the way, none of this is being covered on NBC Sports if you notice. Talk about low viewership here. Anyway, here’s your notes and quotes from Friday. Universal Sports PRESENTS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2010 World Figure Skating Championships NEWS, NOTES […]