BREAKING NEWS: Cablevision and Fox Strike Deal

Happening now, Brian Stelter of the New York Times is reporting that Cablevision and Fox have ended their two week dispute and have hashed out a deal. Fox’s signal was being restored to Cablevision systems just before Game 3 of the World Series this evening. This ends a rather hostile dispute that led to Fox […]

Doing A Late Night Friday Megalink Thing

Time to do the megalinkage on this Friday. Lots of things going on today into this evening and let’s get cracking. Of course, we have the Weekend Viewing Picks. Now let’s do the links. National USA Today’s Michael McCarthy wants to know who’s your favorite NFL announcer. Mike says this year’s World Series ratings are […]

Some Thursday Linkage

Yesterday ended up being quite busy and I think today will as well, but at least I can provide you with the linkage that was lacking on Wednesday. Here we go. Sean Leahy at USA Today notes that the NFL’s skyrocketing ratings are putting pressure on the league in its collecting bargaining with the Players […]

Cranking Out The Tuesday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this Tuesday. Don’t know if I can get everything done today as I’ll be all over the place later today so I don’t know if this will be a complete set of links or an abbreviated edition. Time to get started. Michael Hiestand of USA Today has the ratings from […]

Our Monday Linkage

Now that I’ve returned to the regular office, it’s time to bring you the linkage as it’s a back to work day for most of us. Let’s go. Michael Hiestand of USA Today writes that the NFL’s TV partners took a close look at the hard hits on Sunday. Nat Worden of the Wall Street […]

Bringing The Sunday Links

Let’s get busy with the Sunday linkage. Some good stuff to get to. On Fox NFL Sunday, Jay Glazer reported that Vikings quarterback Brett Favre denied sending pictures of his shlong to Jenn Sterger, but did admit to leaving voicemails on her cell phone. I’ll have video of that segment during the Fox NFL Sunday […]

Let’s Do Some Saturday Linkage

Time to provide some linkage on this Saturday. Lots of stuff going on. Tom Van Riper of notes that Cablevision and Fox are now acting like spoiled little children.  John Simon from Bloomberg reviews the Broadway play, “Lombardi”. At the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center, Dave Kindred wants to see the wall of […]

Time For Some Friday Megalinks

I haven’t given you a full set of Friday megalinks since October 1, so it’s time to do some now. Let’s get to them. The Weekend Viewing Picks has your sports and primetime viewing. National USA Today’s Michael Hiestand and Mike McCarthy debate what can be done to improve baseball’s ratings. Fanhouse says Jenn Sterger […]

The Thursday Linkfest

Let’s do your Thursday links. I’m a bit behind on things. But let’s get to the links while I can. USA Today’s Christine Brennan analyzes why baseball was beaten in the TV ratings by a lackluster Monday Night Football game. ESPN Ombudsman Don Ohlmeyer is out from hibernation and he answers readers questions on ESPN […]

Filling Out The Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage. I had to catch up on paperwork in the morning and I’ll provide some links now. Lots of good stuff today. We begin with Sports Business Daily and a story on ESPN starting a three part series on how the public views LeBron James? Does this require three days? The Alleged […]

Some Tuesday Linkage

Ok, I was trying to work out some e-mail issues at the home office and now I’m back at the Massachusetts office so it’s time to give you some linkage today. Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that the NFL continues to rule the ratings roost over baseball. CNBC’s Darren Rovell says with Monday Night […]

Monday’s Links Wrapped In A Nice Bow For You

Let’s do your links on this Monday. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand says MLB’s League Championship Series are in a position to do well in the ratings although last night, Sunday Night Football on NBC beat NLCS Game 2 on Fox quite handily. Here’s big news. Nat Worden of Dow Jones Newswires reports that next Monday’s […]

No Fox on Cablevision For 3rd Day

The two sides met again on Sunday and just like on Saturday and the days before it, failed to come to an agreement to put Fox stations in New York and Philadelphia back on Cablevision systems in both markets. It means that an entire weekend of sports programming was lost to viewers in the 1st […]

A Sunday Linkage Grind

Let’s do some linkage for you on this busy Sports Sunday. NFL Week 6 and Game 2 of the NLCS. We also have the Cablevision/Fox talks that affects 3 million households in the nation’s largest media market. And there’s the Mad Men season finale tonight so I may have to hire a blimp to fly […]

No Fox on Cablevision For 2nd Day

As we mentioned earlier tonight, Fox and Cablevision failed to hash out an agreement in time for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series affecting a small amount of subscribers in Delaware County. The real test is on Sunday in New York and Long Island where Cablevision has a huge subscriber base of 3 […]

Looks Like No NLCS On Cablevision

After talks in Manhattan, going on since noon today, it appears there will not be an agreement made in time between Cablevision and News Corp. to restore three local stations in New York and Philadelphia plus a few Fox cable networks. At midnight, the stations were pulled then this afternoon, Fox pulled access to […]

Back To Linkage

Ok, work has been a bear and it’s time to give you some much missed linkage. I hate when I can’t get things done for you, but I hope you can understand when I’m not here. Let’s get cracking for you. Mike Farrell at Multichannel News talks about the breaking news from today, that Fox […]

BREAKING NEWS: Cablevision Pulls Fox Stations in New York and Philly

The two sides have been bickering for the last few weeks and right at midnight Saturday, Cablevision pulled Fox’s owned and operated stations, WNYW and WWOR in New York and WTXF in Philadelphia off its systems. Fox has been locked in rather contentious negotiations not only with Cablevision, but with Time Warner and Dish Network […]