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 […]

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, September 2 — 8, 2013

Lots of things happening in sports media this week. The NFL returns in the next seven days. College Football goes into its second week. Baseball heads into its final month of the regular season. Soccer goes into World Cup qualifying. The PGA Tour takes the week off and we bid adieu to Fox Soccer. TELEVISION […]

ESPN3 Announces a 60 Game CFL Schedule for 2013 Season; 5 Games to ESPN2

Here’s a Fang’s Bites exclusive, at least until 2 p.m. ET today. ESPN has announced that it will carry 60 Canadian Football League games this season, 5 on ESPN2 and 55 online through ESPN3. Since 2008, ESPN has carried CFL games on the internet either through its online platform (once known as ESPN360, since rebranded […]

NBC Sports Network to Air 17 CFL Games including the Grey Cup

With the regular season starting next week, the Canadian Football League has put its stamp of approval of one half of its US television contract on which I reported earlier this week. The CFL has announced that NBC Sports Network will carry 14 regular season games as well as three postseason contests which includes the […]

Some Various Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage as we reach mid-week. From Joan E. Solsman of CNET, we learn that WatchESPN and HBO have been added to Apple TV. Chris Chase of USA Today’s For the Win blog notes that Serena Williams had some explosive quotes in Rolling Stone about the Steubenville, OH rape case. As a result […]

Some Quick Monday Linkage

Lots of stuff to get to and so little time. Here’s the linkage. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch has his regular Monday sports media column in which he discusses a new hire for NBC’s Football Night in America, ESPN’s World Cup plans and Bill Simmons’ future in the NBA studio. USA Today reports that former Kansas […]

Canadian Football League to Air on NBCSN AND ESPN2 in 2013

Thanks to will be on June 27, the league’s season opener. So this means that in some cases, CFL fans in the US can see as many as two games a week during the summer. As it has since 2008, ESPN3 will stream CFL games online through the WatchESPN website or through its mobile/tablet app. […]

Bringing Back The Friday Megalinks

It’s been too long since I’ve done a links post and why not do this with a Friday megalink post. Your Weekend Viewing Picks have all of my sports and entertainment suggestions. Now to your linkage. National Michael Hiestand of USA Today talks with Fox’s Erin Andrews about her being put under a bigger microscope […]

CFL Finally Has A US TV Contract; Games Air On NBC Sports Network

After starting the season without a US TV partner, the Canadian Football League had to resort to streaming games on ESPN3. For the past three seasons, NFL Network had aired games, but never any of the CFL’s postseason games. With a new partnership with NBC Sports Network, the CFL will have a US partner that […]

Some 4th of July Sports Media Thoughts

On this 4th of July holiday, let’s do some All-American sports media thoughts. They’re in bullet form as always. The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir gave us some food for thought in his latest column this week on the MLB rights negotiations. Richard raised the possibility of MLB awarding the entire broadcast contract to one […]

Some Back To Work Tuesday Linkage

Back to work for many of you after the Memorial Day holiday. Because of my crazy schedule, I didn’t get to enjoy it, but you don’t care about that. Let’s do links. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that Cox Communications has dropped the New Orleans Hornets allowing Fox Sports to swoop up the […]

Our Mid-Week Linkage

Time for some sports media links for today. Let’s get to them without further delay. Let’s start with USA Today and Michael Hiestand who looks at the record online numbers for the first live legal stream of the Super Bowl. Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated lists the best and worst NFL announcing teams. Over to […]

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 […]

A Few Thanksgiving Eve Links

Let’s do a few links for you on this day before Thanksgiving. And my best to you. Be safe in your travels. We begin with John Ourand of Sports Business Daily who convenes a roundtable of fellow SBD writers to look at ESPN’s new NFL studio shows. Mason Levinson of Bloomberg News says ESPN college […]