ESPN Acquires Rights to Arena Football

ESPN has announced it has signed a multi-year deal with the Arena Football League to air games starting in 2014. CBS/CBS Sports Network had aired the AFL games since 2011. Under the deal, ESPN3 will stream a majority of games online, at least 75 a season. At least 10 will air on television including one […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 12 — 18, 2013

This is the week sports media observers have been waiting for. It’s going to be a rather busy seven days and it all culminates on Saturday, August 17 when the English Premier League starts its first season on NBC Sports Group. This is what all of us have been waiting for. No? Oh, you’re expecting […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 5 — 11, 2013

Time for your look ahead in the week in sports media. It’s going to be a busy seven days. GOLF The final Major of the year in the PGA Tour takes place at the Oak Hill Country Hill East Course in Rochester, NY. TNT and CBS will team up for coverage. Here’s how it will […]

Various Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage for you today. Austin Karp at Sports Business Daily notes that ESPN’s ratings in July dropped double digits in primetime. ESPN Ombudsman Robert Lipsyte talks about the poor timeslot for the Nine for IX documentary series, moving Outside the Lines, the ESPY’s and the return of Keith Olbermann. Richard Deitsch of […]

A Late Friday Night/Early Saturday Morning Sports Media Notebook

Let’s do a notebook tonight, shall we? If I can’t do linkage and it always seems something gets in the way these days, I might as well do a notebook. I’ll try to provide as many links and stories as possible here. Interesting story from The Big Lead. The daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ET SportsCenter […]

Arena Football League Moves to CBS Sports Network

After being on NFL Network for the past three seasons, the Arena Football League has decided to take its talents to the CBS Sports Network. It’s a two year deal that begins with the 2013 season. As a result, CBSSN will air 19 regular games on Saturday nights and two postseason games. The Arena Bowl […]

"Arena Football Friday" Returns To NFL Network

Next Friday, Arena Football returns to NFL Network. There will be a total of 20 regular season games aired between March 9 and July 20 and three postseason games leading up to the ArenaBowl in New Orleans. The play-by-play announcers for the season will include Paul Burmeister, Fran Charles and Ari Wolfe. Analysts for the […]

NFL Network Will Air Arena Football Again in 2012

Catching up on a few press releases from Monday, we have this one from NFL Network announcing that it will air the Arena Football League once again in 2012. Games will air on Fridays from the start of the season wall the way to the Arena Bowl in August. NFL Network says the last two […]

Some Sunday Linkage

Ok, I have some free time to do some linkage now. I was hoping to get this posted in the morning, but recently, weekends have become busier than my workweek. I really don’t understand how this happened. However, with the next few hours free, I should be able to give you some good posts here. […]

Doing Some Friday Megalinkage

Now that I’ve learned that I don’t have to travel in between two offices today, I’ll do some megalinks for you. You can check out the Weekend Sports and Primetime Viewing Picks here. Now to your links. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today talks with TNT’s Steve Kerr on the similarities he sees between the […]

Chugging Along On A Thursday Linkage Edition

Time for the linkage here on this Thursday getting a late charge out of the gate as I’ve had to visit a jobsite and then had to run a couple of office errands, but we’re back inside ready to give you some linkage. Lots of stuff to get to now. We begin with some sad […]

NFL Network Programming Into Next Tuesday

We have the programming schedule for NFL Network from today through next Tuesday. Lots of stuff to go over. The programming includes the premiere of Arena Football Fridays. NFL NETWORK & NFL.COM PROGRAMMING NOTES (3/10 – 3/15) “Arena Football Friday” Returns for Second Season on March 11 at 8:00 PM ET Top Prospects Patrick Peterson, […]

NFL Network Announces 2011 Arena League Schedule

On Fridays throughout the Spring and into the Summer, the NFL Network will air Arena Football League games. Paul Burmeister, Fran Charles and Ari Wolfe will call play-by-play. Solomon Wilcots leads a cast of 1,000 analysts. The NFL Network’s Arena League slate includes two playoff games and the Arena Bowl. We have the announcement. NFL […]

Kurt Warner Joins NFL Network To Call Two Arena Football League Games

In what could be a harbinger for former St. Louis Rams/New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, NFL Network has just announced that he will be in the booth tonight and next week for Arena Football League postseason games. As you are probably aware if you’re an NFL fan, Kurt Warner got his […]

NFL Network Sets Announcing Crew for Arena Football League Games

After obtaining the rights to the Arena Football League earlier this year, NFL Network has now set its announcing lineup for AFL games this spring. The games actually start this week. Take a look at the press release and the schedule of games. NFL NETWORK NAMES ANNOUNCERS FOR ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE DEBUT Paul Burmeister & […]