Monthly Archives: May 2012

TNT Has Exclusive Coverage of NBA's Western Conference Finals

Starting tonight, TNT will air the entire NBA Western Conference Finals between Oklahoma City and San Antonio. Tonight’s and next Saturday’s Game 4 will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET. Weeknight coverage will air at 9 p.m. Before each game, TNT will have NBA Tip-Off starting at 8 p.m. each night. Of course, Ernie Johnson, Jr., […]

MLB on TBS Ships Up To Boston Today

Today’s MLB on TBS game is Tampa Bay at Boston. Dick Stockton who has been really slipping lately will be on the call with Ron Darling. Dick called last night’s Rays-Red Sox game for Fox and there were quite a few mistakes. Now not every announcer is flawless and there are going to be mistakes, […]

Sunday's Viewing Picks

Australian Rules Football West Coast Eagles vs. Fremantle Dockers — Fox Soccer Plus, 2:30 a.m. College Baseball ACC Championship, Greensboro, NC Georgia Tech vs. Miami — ESPN2, noon Big East Championship, Clearwater, FL St. John’s vs. South Florida — ESPNU, noon Big 12 Championship, Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma vs. Missouri — Fox Sports Net, 2 […]

Saturday's Viewing Picks

Boxing 24/7 Pacquaio./Bradley (series premiere) — HBO, 9:30 p.m. College Baseball ACC Tournament, Greensboro, NC Clemson vs. Virginia Tech — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports Arizona/Fox Sports North Plus/Fox Sports South/Sun Sports, 11 a.m. Florida State vs. Virginia — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports Arizona/Fox Sports North Plus/Fox Sports South/NESN/Sun Sports, 3 p.m. North Carolina vs. North […]

Fox Saturday Baseball/Baseball Night in America Continues

Fox’s foray into primetime baseball is in its second week and Fox will spread five games across the country. As it was last week, Fox Saturday Baseball Pregame will hit the air at 7 p.m. ET and then the games will start about 7:15 p.m. Joe Buck will be back again this week meaning he’ll […]

NHL Network & Reveal Stanley Cup Final Coverage Plans

We have this announcement from the National Hockey League in regards to this year’s Stanley Cup Final coverage. NHL Network will carry pregame coverage on days of the game. It will begin Final coverage on Tuesday, May 29 at noon ET with Media Day at the home of the Eastern Conference Champion. Then the following […]

Game 6 of Rangers-Devils Airs Tonight on NBC Sports Network

Game 6 of what could be the last game of the NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Final is tonight. NBC Sports Network will air the contest starting at 8 p.m. ET. Mike “Doc” Emrick will have the call and he’ll be joined by Eddie “Edzo” Olczyk in the booth and Pierre “No Mind” McGuire in […]

CBC's Hockey Day in Canada Heads To Alberta/Saskatchewan

CBC has announced that its iconic Hockey Day in Canada celebration will be held in the only town that borders two provinces, Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan. Over the years, Hockey Day in Canada has been hosted by several Canadian locations like Prince Edward Island this year and Toronto when the concept first started. It has mostly been […]

ABC To Air Sixers-Celtics Game 7

This just in from ESPN, ABC will air Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinal between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics live from TD Garden in Boston. ABC to Exclusively Broadcast Celtics-Sixers Game Seven ABC will exclusively broadcast Game Seven of the Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals series on Saturday, May […]

NESN & WJAR-TV Form New Partnership

Just as NESN and WBZ-TV formed a partnership last month, NESN and Providence television station, WJAR have formed a strategic partnership. It means that NESN’s Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy and/or Jenny Dell will make appearances (probably via tape) on WJAR’s noon and 6 p.m. newscasts. In addition, WJAR sports director Frank Carpano will make appearances […]

ABC To Air Its 48th Indianapolis 500

This Sunday, ESPN will produce the annual Indianapolis 500 race on ABC. It marks the 48th time the race will be on the network. Coverage will begin at 11 a.m. with a prerace show. Then at noon, the coverage starts. Brent Musburger will host. Marty Reid calls the race while Scott Goodyear and Eddie Cheever […]

Primetime & Late Night Viewing Picks

Arena Football Jacksonville at Orlando — NFL Network, 8 p.m. Australian Rules Football Richmond Tigers vs. Hawthorn Hawks — Fox Soccer Plus, 11:30 p.m. College Baseball ACC Tournament, Greenboro, NC Virginia vs. Georgia Tech — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports North Plus/Fox Sports South/NESN/Sun Sports, 11 a.m. Florida State vs. Clemson — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic/Fox Sports […]

Some Very Quick Friday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

I’m going to down a few quick thoughts as I’m going to busy during the day so I don’t know if I’ll be able to post much. I’ll give you some thoughts to tie you in the interim. I was saddened to hear that USA Today laid off reporters in its sports section. Those cut […]

Sunday Night Football Ranks #1 Among All 2011-12 Primetime Programs

This in from the National Football League. With the 2011-12 TV season ending on Wednesday, Sunday Night Football becomes the first sports series to be ranked first in average viewership with 21.5 million for the entire schedule and 20.9 million for the 2011-12 primetime season. American Idol finished second in viewership. SNF on NBC also […]

Let's Get To Some Linkage

Before the day is through, let’s do some linkage for you. Steve Berkowitz from USA Today looks at the Pac-12’s TV contract which is the richest in college sports (for now). Speaking of USA Today, Ed Sherman of The Sherman Report says the newspaper is restructuring its sports department and about a dozen staffers have […]

NBC Begins French Open Coverage This Weekend; Still Pulling Tape Delay BS

NBC Sports begins coverage of its one and only remaining Grand Slam tennis tournament, the French Open on Sunday. Last year, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club awarded the rights for Wimbledon exclusively to ESPN after NBC pulled another year of tape delay BS. Well, NBC is expanding its coverage of the French […]

ESPN Keeps Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest For Five More Years

Truly one of the most gluttonous events ever to be seen on television, the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest, a staple of ESPN’s July 4th programming will remain on the network through 2017. Now you may find the contest disgusting, but it gets ratings. Last year, almost two million people watched the program live as […]

ESPN Names Its Analysts For Euro 2012 Tournament

Some familiar names from ESPN’s soccer coverage will be coming over to call the EURO 2012 soccer tournament starting next month in Poland and the Ukraine. Combined with the play-by-play men already unveiled, the announcing teams will be quite strong for EURO 2012. Lead analyst for ESPN2’s English Premier League coverage, Steve McManaman will be […]

NBC Sports Network is Soccer-Heavy This Weekend

NBC Sports Network is slowly transitioning to its summer schedule as the number of NHL games it has left to air is dwindling to single digits (one or two more games in the Eastern Conference Final, then Games 3 & 4 of the Stanley Cup Final). This weekend, NBCSN will carry two MLS games and […]

Winners of 2012 Sports Business Awards

Last night in New York, industry publications Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily handed the annual Sports Business Awards. They go to leaders in various categories such as Sports Executive, Sports Team, Sports League, Best in Sports Media, Best in Sports Television, Best in Digital Sports Media, etc. Fox Sports, ESPN and Major League […]