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HBO2 to Review “Boxing’s Best” for 2013 Starting December 23

This from HBO. Coming on Monday, December 23, the pay television network will air what it considers the best ten boxing bouts of the year. HBO2 will show two fights a night starting at 11 p.m. ET on December 23 and have them run all week. Some of the fight game’s biggest boxers will be […]

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 […]

Quickie Wednesday Links

Time for some linkage. Haven’t done any in a long time. My apologies for that. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal speaks with CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus about the future of CBS Sports Network. Tripp Mickle of Sports Business Daily writes that Nationwide will not sponsor NASCAR’s secondary race tour after 2014. Jason McIntyre […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, September 9 — 15, 2013

Well, let’s take a look at what’s ahead in the sports media for the upcoming week. It’s another busy week and we’ll preview it for you right now. TELEVISION NFL Premieres The NFL continues to dominate the week. Monday has the annual Week 1 doubleheader on ESPN with Philadelphia taking on the DC NFL Team […]

The Week Ahead in Sports Media, August 19 — 25, 2013

Once again, it’s another busy week. Lots of premieres of various studio programs begin this week as Fox Sports 1’s launch continues. In addition, there are plenty of live games as we speed towards the beginning of college football next week and the NFL in September. Let’s get started. TELEVISION We have a lot of […]

Fox Sports’ Live Schedule from August 16-21, 2013

I don’t have to tell you about this weekend for Fox Sports 1. We all know about it so no need to rehash everything. But the avalanche of e-mails from Fox regarding their programming, their on-air hires, their upcoming sports properties is getting overwhelming. I’m doing my best to cull through them and decide what […]

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 […]

Some Friday Linkage

Ok, lots of things to get to. Let’s do some Friday links. From Anthony CrupiCrupiCrupi of Adweek, a Disney executive downplays any threat from Fox Sports 1 to ESPN. From Variety, Rick Kissell says NBC Sports Network saw stellar ratings for the NHL Conference Semifinals. R. Thomas Umstead from Multichannel News says the next Floyd […]

HBO’s Legendary Night Boxing Documentary Series Returns This Fall

Ten years after HBO’s Legendary Nights series signed off, the pay cable channel is resurrecting the anthology with a look back at one of boxing’s greatest rivalries, Arturo Gatti and Irish Micky Ward. Gatti and Ward had three of the memorable fights between May of 2002 and June of 2003. And the two became very […]

Floyd Mayweather Signs Fight Deal with Showtime/CBS and Leaves HBO

In a deal that has shocked the boxing world, Floyd Mayweather has signed a six fight deal that will last 2½ years with Showtime/CBS. It means that Mayweather who had been with HBO is moving to Showtime. His first fight with Showtime/CBS will occur in May in a pay per view event. Showtime says this […]

ESPN Classic Airs All-Day Tribute To Hector "Macho" Camacho

In the wake of Hector “Macho” Camacho’s death earlier today, ESPN Classic will air his best fights all day Saturday. Camacho was shot while in his car earlier this week and slipped into a coma. He was declared brain dead on Friday. Here’s the schedule. ESPN Pays Tribute to Hector Camacho on ESPN Classic ESPN […]

Doing Our Friday Megalinks

Haven’t been able to provide the Friday megalinks in a while. Let’s do an edition today. Normally I include a link to the Weekend Viewing Picks, but I’ll be doing that tonight so you can find it on my site when it’s posted. If you follow me on Twitter or have an RSS feed, you’ll […]

Looking at the Next Generation of Olympic Announcers

As we go into the second week of the 2012 London Olympics or the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad, I thought I would take the opportunity on this middle Sunday to look ahead for the next set of Games on television. We know that NBCUniversal will carry the Olympics through 2020, that’s two Winter […]

The Olympics Are Here; Let's Do Some Links

Olympics start today with women’s soccer and there’s more soccer action tomorrow on the men’s side. Let’s bring you some linkage before I get distracted by the live streaming. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand reports that Erin Andrews will get some high profile NFL assignments working with the Fox Sports “A” announcing team of Joe Buck, […]

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