ESPN Airs the Australian Open Women’s and Men’s Finals

In the wee hours of Saturday and Sunday morning, ESPN will air the Women’s and Men’s Finals of the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year. At 3 a.m. ET/midnight PT on Saturday, ESPN will have the Women’s Final of the Australian Open live from Melbourne. Communist China’s Li Na and Dominika Cibulkova of […]

The 2014 Australian Open Begins Sunday on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel

It’s hard to believe that the first Tennis Grand Slam tournament of the season is about to begin. But on Sunday, the Australian Open in Melbourne will start. ESPN2 will begin coverage and is the main U.S. rightsholder. The team comprised of Chris Fowler, Chris McKendry, Tom Rinaldi, Patrick McEnroe, Darren Cahill, Chris Evert, Cliff […]

ESPN Moves Aussie Open Men’s Semis & Both Singles Finals to The Mothership

In a move that came out of the blue, ESPN has announced that it has moved the Thursday’s Australian Open men’s semfinals as well as both singles finals from ESPN2 to the Mothership. In the olden days of ESPN, before there was an ESPN2, the Australian Open finals were always on the main channel. Now […]

Our Monday Linkage

Time for some Monday links. Let’s get to them. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with CBS Evening News anchorman Scott Pelley about interviewing President Obama for the network’s Super Bowl coverage and also reviews the performances of the NFL “B” analysts during the weekend. Michael Smith and John Ourand at Sports Business Journal note that […]

2013 Australian Open on Tennis Channel

Tennis Channel will have daily coverage of the Australian Open starting each night at 7 p.m. beginning on Monday, January 14. The network will carry some 30 hours of live tennis coverage which will be encompassed into 180 hours of tournament coverage. Bill Macatee will be the lead announcer and he’ll be joined by Martina […]

2013 Australian Open on ESPN2

Tennis’ first major tournament of the year starts tonight in Melbourne in Australia. On the men’s side, defending champion Novak Djokovic hopes to repeat once again. One hurdle in Rafael Nadal won’t be in Australia this year as he’s recovering from an injury. On the women’s side, Victoria Azarenka returns to defend her championship. ESPN2 […]

Some Mid-Week Sports Media Thoughts

Time to do some original content here. The thoughts come to you in bullet form as always. As the Super Bowl fast approaches, we hear from those who know more than your humble blogger that Sunday’s Big Game could set a viewing record. Super Bowl XLV on Fox between Green Bay and Pittsburgh set the […]

The Mighty Monday Links

I don’t know why they’re mighty, but they’re here. Let’s get to them. USA Today’s Mike McCarthy looks at Super Bowl Media Day which will be covered from all angles on both ESPN and NFL Network. Preston Bounds from Sports Business Daily lists the top 11 most marketable NFL players. Your humble blogger is quoted […]

The Mid-Week Linkage

I haven’t provided links on schedule so let me try to do it now. We begin with Michael Hiestand of USA Today who talks about NBCUniversal’s big plans to blanket Super Bowl XLVI next week. Wow. The secret organization Anonymous plans to attack over its support of SOPA and PIPA. In case anyone from […]

Some Early Monday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

Time for some sports media thoughts once again. I owe you some since I wasn’t able to do them after last Monday’s post. As always, they come in bullet form. Since I was out for most of the afternoon on Sunday, I missed the Pregame coverage and 3/4 of the AFC Championship Game, but I […]

Churning Out Some MLK Day Linkage

Let’s do some linkage on this MLK Day, a holiday for some of you. We’ll begin with a story from an unusual source, Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Nick Summers of Newsweek writes about how ESPN’s subscriber fees could force cable providers to place the network on pay tiers. Michael Hiestand at USA Today reports that CBS […]

Some Monday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

I’ll provide some thoughts on the weekend in sports media as hopefully, MLK Day is a holiday for you. If not, then I hope you’re able to find a way to honor Dr. King and his message in some manner today. As always, the thoughts come in bullet form. As I watched the Houston-Baltimore game […]

Tennis Channel's Coverage of the 2012 Australian Open Begins Monday

For the first time in its history, Tennis Channel will have continuous coverage of the Australian Open beginning with the second day of the tournament, Monday, January 16 and lasting through the quarterfinals on January 25. Through its new agreement with ESPN2, Tennis Channel will have early evening coverage (late morning/early afternoon in Melbourne) beginning […]

ESPN2's Coverage of Australian Open Begins Sunday Evening

Tennis’ first Grand Slam tournament of the year begins down under in the Australasia region as most of the world’s best tennis players congregate in Melbourne for the Australian Open. ESPN2 will be the main U.S. TV network carrying the bulk of the coverage starting Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. ET. Chris Fowler will be […]

Some Tuesday Morning Sports Media Thoughts

I haven’t written a sports media thoughts post in quite some time. I owe you one do let’s do this without further delay. As always, they come in bullet form. Last night’s BCS National Championship Game between Alabama and LSU was another dull affair, just like their first game in the regular season. ESPN did […]