Slept in this morning so I’m getting a late start on things.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News talks about ESPN hiring Ian Darke to be its Voice of Soccer.
John Eggerton of Multichannel writes that WWE’s Smackdown moves from broadcast to cable next Friday.
Adam Hochberg of the Poynter Institute says the NHL is considering pulling back access to bloggers hearing complaints from mainstream media members last season.
Marcus Vandenberg of SportsNewser says Univision and the NFL are teaming up to launch a new website geared towards the Hispanic market.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell asks if it will be worth the time for ESPN to shadow LeBron James during the NBA preseason.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times talks with director Ken Burns about his “10th Inning” sequel to his PBS “Baseball” documentary.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has the ESPN MLB schedule for the rest of the season.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette two local broadcasters share a milestone today.
Greg Connors of the Buffalo News reports that Cablevision is once again playing hardball with HD feeds of MSG Network to its competitors.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner writes that mobile TV provider FLO TV will distribute 200 college football games to its subscribers.
Tom Jones at the St. Petersburg Times notes that Rays-Yankees delivered knockout ratings to Sun Sports once again.
Barry Horn from the Dallas Morning News says a potentially 0-3 Cowboys team is drawing interest from the networks.
John Kiesewetter from the Cincinnati Enquirer says Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones (who has been doing a lot of TV work) joins a local TV station.
John says Fox Sports Ohio will be live from the Reds clubhouse when they clinch a playoff spot.
Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman says College Gameday’s producer is raving about Boise as a location for the pregame show.
Katy Moeller of the Statesman live blogged the College Gameday atmosphere from Bronco Stadium.
Bruce Dowbiggin of the Toronto Globe and Mail writes that it’s been a bad year for golf on TV.
Sports Media Watch has a story that bears watching. CBS’ NFL Today beat Fox NFL Sunday for the second week in a row.
SMW has its weekend ratings predictions.
SMW has other ratings news and notes.
SMW says ABC has seen its college football ratings go down in the young season.
SMW notes that CBS’ SEC football debut was down from a year ago.
Dan Levy at Press Coverage raves about ESPN’s signing of Ian Darke.
Joe Favorito says despite being out of the pennant race, the Detroit Tigers are finding ways to branch out into the community and extend their brand.
Awful Announcing notes the debut of the new ESPN show called “Audibles” and the debut of Herman Edwards’ crazy Argyle socks.
And we’ll end it there for today. Look for the College Football Game of the Day highlights later.