The multifaceted Ian Eagle joins Keith Thibault of Sports Media Journal for this edition of Sports Media Weekly.
As always, Keith and I discussed the news that developed up until the time of our taping.
Keith and I talked about NBCUniversal’s distribution of Olympic events to four cable channels, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. We also talked about the hosts for three of the channels.
Then we moved to Fox Sports’ foray into primetime with eight consecutive weeks of baseball starting this Saturday night. That turned into a transition into Fox Sports Media Group’s coverage of the final day of the English Premier League season which turned into some exciting action.
Keith and I also discussed some ESPN personnel moves with Michelle Beadle and Michelle Bonner departing and Scott Van Pelt and John Buccigross staying in Bristol, CT.
Then, we highly approved of ESPN’s announcement on the return of the documentary series, 30 for 30.
And finally, I had a comment on the demise of Boston alternative rock station, WFNX.
As mentioned, Ian Eagle of CBS Sports/NBA TV/Tennis Channel/YES/Dial Global Radio was the guest and the first-ever three-timer on the podcast.
We discussed the truncated NBA season and what it meant for him as a local broadcaster for YES. And we went into his “gobbledygook” incident with analyst Mike Fratello.
Ian talked about the upcoming French Open and the new broadcast format for Tennis Channel at Roland Garros this year.
Then we talked about his preparation for the NFL season and how many of the NCAA Tournament teams he called this year he had seen previously.
As always, Ian is a great guest and provides some interesting insight. Find the podcast under “Sports Media Journal” at iTunes or you go
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