Winners of the 37th Sports Emmy Awards

On Tuesday, May 10 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, the Sports Emmy Awards were handed out to the national sports networks nominated in a number of categories. FS1 was the network that received the most with 8 awards. NBC was next with 7 followed by with 6 then […]

36th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

The 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out in New York on Tuesday, May 5. NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games was a big winner, but in several technical categories. We can’t say the usual suspects won because Bob Costas did not pick up the Outstanding Studio Host Award. Ernie Johnson won […]

35th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

Here’s the listing of the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. They were handed out in New York tonight to an appreciative audience at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center. Overall, NBC led all networks with six Emmy Awards, Fox/HBO Sports/MLB Network won 5 and ESPN received four. In an upset, Bob […]

The Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

The nominees are out. A few interesting developments for this year’s Emmys. In the play-by-play category, Al Michaels is noticeably absent. Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck, Bob Costas (?) and Mike Emrick are nominees. I guess the Academy decided to put Bob in this category in addition to his customary Studio Host nomination. For […]

ESPN is All Over NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday

ESPN will carry the ACC and SEC Championship Games as well as provide the selections for the 68-team field NCAA Tournament. While ESPN is not the official network to provide the brackets for the tournament, it can do them once the announcements are made on CBS. So once the games are over, ESPN will have […]

ESPN Announces “30 for 30: Soccer Stories” in Advance of the 2014 World Cup

The critically-acclaimed and multiple award-winning 30 for 30 series will introduce a new set of films in April which will contain various soccer stories in advance of the World Cup. The films will include on on the Hillsborough Disaster which occurred in England 25 years ago and killed 96 people and injured hundreds. While the […]

ESPN’s 30 for 30 Looks Back at Tonya and Nancy

If you were alive in 1994 and were aware of your surroundings, then you certainly remember what Tonya and Nancy did for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer on CBS. The whole circus that started with figure skating Nancy Kerrigan getting whacked on the knee just before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships led to a […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, October 7 — 13, 2013

Back with an overdue Week Ahead post. Lots of things happening in the Week Ahead so let’s not delay any further and get to what’s happening in the Sports Media over the next seven days. TELEVISION PBS Frontline The already controversial PBS Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” airs in two parts […]

Grinding Out the Tuesday Linkage

Ok, lots of linkage to get to. Let’s not waste any time. Ken Fuchs, the Vice President of Yahoo Global Media talks about two new programs being co-produced by Yahoo and NBC Sports. John Ourand and Tripp Mickle in Sports Business Journal recap how NBC was able to land a huge NASCAR contract which will […]

ESPN Announces the Fall “30 for 30” Slate

Announced last night at the TV Critics Association Summer Tour, ESPN has the fall slate of “30 for 30” documentaries that will air throughout the month of October and into the first week of November over a stretch of six weeks. All of the 30 for 30’s will be shown on Tuesday nights at 8 […]

Some Quick Tuesday Linkage

I know. I haven’t done links in a very long time. Let me provide some for you. I won’t make promises about providing them regularly as every time I do, something happens to make me break that promise. But I hope to bring linkage to you more often. I’ll begin with John Ourand of Sports […]

Latest 30 for 30 Short on 1972 US Olympics Men’s Basketball Team Debuts

It’s only 12 minutes, but the subject really requires two hours at minimum. A very good 30 for 30 short on the 1972 US Olympic basketball team’s refusal to accept the silver medal has debuted today at Grantland. Director Rory Karpf got all of the members from that team for a meeting to look at […]

34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Just received this from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the full press release of the nominations for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. NBC Sports Group received the most nominations with 58 followed by ESPN with 43 and Turner in third with 27. Bob Costas was nominated yet again for Outstanding Studio […]

Some Quick Monday Sports Media Thoughts

Haven’t done a sports media thoughts post in a while. Figured you’re owed one. Let’s do this in bullet form, of course. ESPN’s 30 for 30 series has been good since it started, but Sunday’s “Survive and Advance” documentary on the 1983 North Carolina State NCAA Championship team elevated it to something very special. Directed […]

"30 for 30" Returns With "You Don't Know Bo"

ESPN’s critically acclaimed “30 for 30” documentary series returns Saturday with a look at none other than Vincent “Bo” Jackson, the two-sport star who was not only good in baseball and football, but he was a marketing machine. “You Don’t Know Bo” will premiere this Saturday at approximately 9 p.m. ET following the Heisman Trophy […]

Some Sunday Linkage

I have some time on this NFL Sunday to provide some rare weekend linkage. Let’s get to it. Chris Chase at USA Today’s Game On blog notes that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has confirmed that he’s dating ESPN College GameDay’s Samantha Steele. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News talks about the Pac-12 Networks being made […]

The Latest Installment of 30 for 30, "9.79*" Premieres Tonight on ESPN

The second film in the fall series of ESPN’s critically-acclaimed 30 for 30 series premieres tonight. “9.79*” looks at the iconic men’s 100 meters race in track and field at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Director Daniel Gordon manages to get all eight of the men who ran the race including disgraced winner […]

Your Thursday Linkage

Let’s do a few links for you. Michael Hiestand of USA Today looks at the local MLB TV ratings. Mike Ozanian from Forbes explains what the new national MLB TV deals mean for the upcoming bids for the Los Angeles Dodgers TV rights. Georg Szalai of the Hollywood Reporter has an NBC Sports executive defending […]

Bringing Out Some Wednesday Links For You

Time for some linkage in this mid-week and last day of the 2012 MLB regular season. Lots of things to get to. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand analyzes the new MLB TV deals with Fox and Turner. Nate Davis of USA Today’s Game On blog previews tonight’s NFL Network “A Football Life” documentary. John Ourand and […]

Quick Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do a few links on this Tuesday. Edmund Lee of Bloomberg analyzes the new MLB TV deals with Fox and Turner. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says with some playoff spots decided, ESPN has dropped plans for a duel MLB doubleheaders on Wednesday. Jacqueline Palank of the Wall Street Journal reviews ESPN’s 30 for […]