Sports Media Notebook for 08/14/2015 — Sports Media Thoughts

Let’s do some thoughts for you on this Friday. It’s all about providing you with fresh content. So without further delay, here’s the column: Earlier this week, Al Michaels broke some news on the Dan Patrick Show. Unfortunately, this interview is not available on the show’s YouTube page, but the audio is on his website […]

Thursday’s Sports Media Notebook — June 18, 2015

To the notebook: NEWS The big sports media news from Wednesday came from a feature on HBO in this week’s Hollywood Reporter. In discussing the new era of HBO with its HBO Now over the top service was a line that the network is looking at luring soon-to-be ex-ESPN’er Bill Simmons. On June 21, HBO […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/03/2015

Back to do a sports media notebook for you. Let’s get to it. NEWS NASCAR beat reporter Jim Utter of the Charlotte Observer notes that Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Atlanta did well for Fox and was up from last year’s second race which was held in Phoenix. That along with increased viewership for the […]

Sunday’s Sports Media Notebook — 03/01/2015

It’s been more than ten days since you had a notebook. Things have gone rather haywire and I’ve been quite busy dealing with issues at home, but you don’t have to be bogged down with what I’m going through. You want content so here it is. NEWS With Monday being the NHL Trade Deadline, fans […]

Wednesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/18/2015

Time for another edition of the notebook. Let’s do this. NEWS NBC Sports has announced it will pick up radio coverage of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Over the past few years, radio coverage of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes has been piecemeal with various syndicators producing the races. Now, NBC which has […]

Marv Albert Returns to NBC to Call Boxing

Marv Albert is heading back to NBC to call boxing for the network. Albert had two separate stints with NBC, the first serving several roles including a local anchor for WNBC-TV, calling boxing, college basketball, NBA and the NFL, and hosting MLB and horse racing for NBC Sports. After the scandal that led to his […]

Tuesday’s Sports Media Notebook — 02/03/2015

Time for a sports media notebook. Plenty of stuff out there and I need to clear my browser tabs of all the links I have for you. First some news. NEWS As you’re aware by now, Super Bowl XLIX was declared the most-watched television program in U.S. history with an average of 114.4 million viewers. […]

Thursday’s Sports Media Notebook — 01/15/2015

Let’s do a notebook for this Thursday. NEWS NBC held a big press conference on Wednesday at its World Headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza in New York. It announced a multi-year agreement with Haymon Boxing to air the Premier Boxing Champions series starting with 20 events this year, 14 of which will be in primetime on […]

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 […]