Unfortunately, I was not able to do the Friday megalinks as I was traveling in between two offices and had to hit a couple of places in between. And when I got home, I wasn’t in the mood to do links. But I may incorporate some Friday stories here in the links. Let’s take a look at what we have.
From the Wall Street Journal, Sam Schechner has a story where networks are angry with Time Warner Cable for providing their programming on iPads. This is going to be an interesting battleground because if Time Warner wins, the networks will have no control over their content on tablets. Keep an eye on this as sports is involved as well. Thanks to John Daly of The Daly Planet NASCAR blog for the link.
Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter says despite network protests, Time Warner Cable is forging ahead with its iPad app.
Andrea Morabito from Broadcasting & Cable notes that the NCAA Tournament’s ratings continue to soar on CBS and Turner.
Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News says ESPN2 and Tennis Channel will be all over the Sony Ericsson Open starting today.
Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser says Nasty Boy Rob Dibble has found a new radio home.
Brad Cohen from SportsGrid has the too-steamy-for-TV ad featuring Serena Williams.
The Nielsen Wire blog notes that the two most marketable MLB players are New York Yankees.
Newsday’s Neil Best has ESPN’s Jay Bilas standing by his anti-VCU comments from before theNCAA Tournament. This story came out before VCU won last night.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union has your NCAA Tournament Regional Final tip times for the weekend.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner notes that the IndyCar racing season gets underway on Sunday.
Barry Jackson from the Miami Herald says Charles Barkley has added some much needed humor into the NCAA Tournament studio.
Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times reviews the Sports Emmy Award nominations.
At the Grand Rapids (MI) Press, Michael Zuidema discusses how ESPN’s MLB analysts see the Detroit Tigers faring this season.
John Kiesewetter at the Cincinnati Enquirer talks with Bearcats and Pawtucket Red Sox voice Dan Hoard about his very busy schedule.
In his blog, John says some of Dan’s professional goals now surprise him.
Ed Sherman in Crain’s Chicago Business has his winners and losers in sports business and media.
Dan Caesar at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes that former Cardinals first baseman Jack Clark is back on the air in the Gateway City.
John Maffei of the North County Times has enjoyed the CBS/Turner coverage of the NCAA Tournament.
Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News is not a fan of Charles Barkley on the NCAA Tournament. I disagree.
Tom has his extensive media news and notes.
Lou Clinton of 38 Cliches notes that his arch-nemesis, Florida Marlins announcer Glenn Geffner is now on Twitter.
I think we’ll end it there for this Saturday.