I left the conference early today so I’ll do a few quick links for you. Just glad I left before the traffic got bad. Here are some links.
Pete Barlas of Investor’s Business Daily has a look at Turner Sports taking over March Madness on Demand from CBS Sports which had been running the NCAA Tournament streaming site since 203.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch speaks with two Poynter Institute officials on their partnership with ESPN to be the network’s Ombudsman.
Richard also has his February Media Power List. One of these days, I’ll make it there. Just joking, Richard.
Also from SI, Joe Posnanski has a very poignant profile of former CNN Sports Tonight anchor and Showtime boxing voice Nick Charles who is facing death head on. Thanks to Marcus Vanderberg of SportsNewser for the link.
Nat Ives from Advertising Age says the NFL’s TV partners could still come out smelling like roses even if they had to pay the league their full rights fees in a lockout.
The St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans writing for the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center says ESPN has several ethical hurdles to climb in the wake of recent incidents.
Wishing a Happy Birthday to Southeastern New England Media Mogul Keith Thibault both personally and to his blog, Sports Media Journal which turns 4 today. Keith is still a young guy. Just graduated from college so wish him a hearty congratulations at his Twitter page.
And Keith continues his series of what’s right and wrong with sports media with a look at television sports newscasts.
The lovely Lacey Rose at Hollywood Reporter says CBS/Turner Sports have tapped the group, Kings of Leon, to be the official band of this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News writes that ESPN has hired from within for its coordinating producer of global soccer position.
Diego Vasquez of Media Life Magazine speaks with a TV researcher on finding who wins and who loses in case of an NFL lockout.
I’ll add some more linkage later. I’ll let you know when this is updated.
George Winslow from Broadcasting & Cable writes that the official March Madness on Demand app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod will be available next week.
Anthony Crupi from Mediaweek says if there’s an NFL lockout, the networks could stand to lose billions of dollars in advertisting.
Mike Shields of Mediaweek notes that advertising for March Madness on Demand is almost sold out.