The Sports Media Weekly podcast is back on its regular night, posted on a Wednesday night.
Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal and I had an action-packed news segment where we discussed the ESPN.com mobile site slur on Jeremy Lin which cost its editor his job and the same line used by ESPNews anchor Max Bretos who was suspended for a month as a result. I give my opinion on the disciplinary action from a personal point of view. Keith talks about the heightened sense of PC over issues like this.
We also discuss the Jeremy Lin effect on the ratings for MSG Network on Knicks games and how they forced an agreement between MSG and Time Warner Cable last week.
Keith and I talk about some NCAA Tournament including the new confusing $3.99 charge for viewing games if you aren’t a cable subscriber and the CBS Sports/Turner announcing teams for this year’s tourney.
And Keith and I opine on ESPN’s move to remove Ron Jaworski from the Monday Night Football booth leaving Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden to form a two man team.
John Daly from the Daly Planet NASCAR TV blog is our guest. With the Daytona 500 just on the horizon, we talk with John with what we can expect from Fox Sports this weekend. Keith and I asked John about the upcoming TV negotiations and whether we could see one of the existing partners go by the wayside in favor of two incumbents or possibly see a new partner come in altogether.
John tells us about NASCAR taking over its digital rights in 2013 and whether it will lead to online streaming of the Sprint Cup.
Another topic discussed was the reduction of programs for Showtime/NASCAR Media Group’s Inside NASCAR and we eventually ask John his pick for Daytona.
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