Let’s give you a few links tonight. Couldn’t do a linkage today and I suspect that the megalinks will be up tomorrow night instead of during the day as I’ll be moving between two offices.
To the linkage.
We have a lot links previewing World Cup coverage as it begins on Friday. So we’ll devote this entire post to the event.
First, the Associated Press catches up with ESPN main World Cup voice Martin Tyler on the eve of the World Cup.
Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated also speaks with Martin Tyler, but you’ll have to read this interview.
David Bauder of the Associated Press writes that the World Cup is part of a global strategy by ESPN to show the network can televise an event of grand magnitude.
Ronald Blum of the AP says the World Cup will have a notably British feel on ESPN.
Martin Tyler himself gives you five things to look for in this year’s World Cup.
Ethan Smith of the Wall Street Journal writes that ESPN is taking a big risk by investing so much in promotion and money into the World Cup.
Alissa Figueroa from the Christian Science Monitor says if you want to watch the World Cup in 3-D, you’re going to have to shell out a lot of cash.
Ben Grossman from Broadcasting & Cable explains why you should be watching the World Cup.
Mike Reynolds in Multichannel News reports that three advertisers will produce and run 3-D ads for ESPN3D during its World Cup coverage.
Multichannel has your viewers guide to the key matches over the next 31 days.
Diego Vasquez at Media Life Magazine talks about how ESPN built momentum for the World Cup.
David Goetzl from MediaPost says AT&T U-Verse will be charging extra for ESPN3D while DirecTV and Comcast will not.
Newscast Studio gives you a look at ESPN’s World Cup studio which you’ll be seeing a lot.
Donna Goodison of the Boston Herald says there will be more World Cup games available] on the web than ever before.
NESN’s Tom Caron is looking forward to the World Cup, but knows a majority of Americans are not.
ESPN beat reporter Jackie Majerus of the Bristol (CT) Press notes that the Alleged Worldwide Leader is going all out for the World Cup.
Jack Bell of the New York Times says there will be plenty of iPhone and iPod Touch apps devoted to the World Cup.
The Times’ Stuart Elliot takes a closer look at the 3-D ads that will run on ESPN3D as well as the future of the channel.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette says a local radio station is bumping the Yankees in favor of ESPN Radio’s coverage of the World Cup?
Conor Orr of the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger profiles local native Bob Ley who will be one of three hosts for ESPN in South Africa.
Dave Hughes of DCRTV.com writes in Press Box that ESPN is bullish on the World Cup.
David Burger of the Salt Lake Tribune writes that ESPN hired a Utah composer to write original music for the network’s World Cup coverage.
Guy Dixon in the Toronto Globe and Mail says CBC is sending one of its news reporters to South Africa to ensure other stories get covered.
Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun tells us that CBC will air the World Cup semifinals and finals in 3-D.
That will do it for the World Cup coverage preview links. Enjoy the Cup.