BBC Ski Analyst Goes Down Olympic Men’s Downhill Course with a Handheld Camera

I love this video so much that I’ve already posted it at Awful Announcing. I happened to see this while watching BBC’s Olympic coverage on Sunday. While getting ready for the men’s downhill, BBC aired footage of analyst Graham Bell skiing down the Rosa Khutor course with just a handheld camera. As you will see, […]

BBC’s Chilling 2014 Winter Olympics Trailer — “I Am the Conundrum”

The BBC does a great job in covering the Olympics and having watched a lot of their coverage in 2012, once you see live, commercial-free action, it’s tough to go back to NBC, but this is not a post to criticize NBC. Since 2008, BBC has produced some awesome promos for their coverage. For 2014 […]

Doing Some Monday Linkage

I’m going to make a concerted effort to do linkage regularly again. It’s the reason why I started Fang’s Bites back in 2007 and I was able to do the links daily, even on weekends. But lately, my schedule has been so busy that the site has become a press release dump and I want […]

Bonus Video of the Week — BBC 2012 Olympics Open & NBC Promo

Earlier today, I provided videos from the 2008 Olympics. Here is the 2:30 version of the open that will be used for the London Olympics by the BBC. Once again, it’s animation showing athletes in various UK vistas. The music is called “First Steps” performed by the group Elbow accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra […]

Videos of the Week — 2008 Olympics

As the 2012 Summer Olympics in London or officially known as Games of the XXX Olympiad get underway on Friday, let’s look back at how the 2008 Games in Communist China were covered by the English language rightsholders in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. I’ll provide videos of various opens, closes […]

Let's Do Some Wednesday Linkage

Time for the links on this Wednesday. Let’s check out what we have. Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter talks with NBC’s Bob Costas about the Olympics, Jerry Sandusky and being short. That’s right. Daniel Kaplan from the Sports Business Journal writes that the NFL will not sign a telecommunications partner this season and will […]

BBC Sport Keeps Exclusive UK Rights to the Olympics Through 2020

In a deal similar to the one signed by NBC, the venerable BBC has been awarded the UK rights to the Olympics through 2020. The BBC bid for four Olympiads, 2014 in Sochi, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, 2018 in Pyeongyang and 2020 at a site that has yet to be determined. There had been […]

BREAKING: ESPN UK Shut Out of the English Premier League

Just announced in the last half hour, the English Premier League has awarded Sky Sports and BT rights to a total of 154 matches a season starting in 2013. ESPN UK which was thought to be a favorite and Al Jazeera which was hoping to get a foothold into the EPL were effectively shut out. […]

Let's Get Some Linkage Out

I’ve accumulated a lot of links. They’re slowing down my browser so let’s clear them so I can let my computer get back some memory. Lots of stuff going on. Let’s start with ESPN stuff as it dominated the news today with its network upfront presentation to advertisers and also confirmed personnel moves. First, Sports […]

BBC Announces Its Olympic Presenters and Announcers

As we get closer to the Olympics, I’ll be providing you with plenty of news about the networks covering the games. Just like I did with the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, I will provide press releases and links to news about the host broadcaster. In 2010, I gave press release posts not only from […]

BBC Sport's Olympic Presenter Lineup

I know many of you won’t care about this, but in case you’re heading to London for the Olympics, I am going to post this press release from the BBC in regards to its Olympic hosts or as the network calls them, presenters. The main hosts will be Wimbledon presenter Sue Barker, Match of the […]

What Should Be The Official Theme Tune For Each Sport?

Since television began, theme songs have helped us to identify our favorite programs. This is certainly the case in sports where the theme for Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, Wide World of Sports, the Olympics, The Masters and others have become iconic. I thought about writing a post on which themes should be the […]

Some Black Friday Sports Media Links

I hope you survived the Black Friday experience if you went out today. If you decided to shop online, better to do that than wait outside in the cold especially in the Northeast where the temperatures dropped below freezing overnight. No fun. Anyway, I’ll provide the links. The Weekend Viewing Picks are here. To the […]

Trying To Do A Friday Megalink Session

I’m hoping to get this entire Megalink session finished in one sitting. It’s been a crazy day thus far. Of course, all of your weekend sport and entertainment programming are featured in the Weekend Viewing Picks. Let’s get to the linkage now. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today speaks with noted baseball announcing author Curt […]

Unveiling The Wednesday Links For You

On Tuesday, I did the links in the evening, but today, the linkage is coming out early. Let’s get to them. Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that Fox plans to use its college football sideline reporter more as an analyst on the field, rather than give injury updates. To the Wall Street Journal where […]