Comcast Xfinity TV Customers Can Now Access WatchESPN App

Starting today, customers of Comcast’s Xfinity TV service can now download the WatchESPN App for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch and see the linear ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Buzzer Beater and Goal Line services. In addition, the WatchESPN app also has the ESPN3 internet channel which has soccer, tennis and other sports not seen on the […]

Knocking Out Some Wednesday Linkage

Time for some linkage again. Starting with Sports Business Daily which gauges media reaction to last night’s extravagant NFL regular season schedule release on both ESPN and NFL Network. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News reviews both the Monday Night and expanded Thursday Night Football schedules. Ed Sherman at the Sherman Report has your potential hits […]

Some Tuesday Links

Been crazy with the schedules again, but I’m giving you some linkage today because you’re owed some. Let’s get busy. Sports Business Daily notes the dueling NFL regular season schedule release shows on ESPN and NFL Network today. Terry Lefton of Sports Business Journal says Comcast wants to replicate the success of its “Xfinity Live!” […]

Back For Some Linkage

Yesterday, I focused on several press releases before heading out for errands. Today, it’s back to the links. Daniel Kaplan at Sports Business Journal writes that the NFL wants to set up local zones in Super Bowl host cities similar to what Indianapolis did with a village and zip line this year. Mike Ozanian of […]

Your Monday Linkage

Back to work for many of you. Let’s get some Monday links in. Mike McCarthy at USA Today says the networks have missed a competitive Tiger Woods. Tom Weir of USA Today adds that Cleveland Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has pulled his Quicken Loans ads from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show over a budding controversy. The […]

Report: No New NFL TV Package

This comes from the Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand who has been on top of this story since last year. He’s reporting (subscription required) in this week’s issue that with the announcement of five additional games to the Thursday Night Football schedule on NFL Network, it now appears unlikely that there will be a new […]

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 […]

Bringing Out Friday Megalinks

The last few Fridays, I haven’t been able to provide you with the megalinks. I have to do some today otherwise you’ll stop visiting me. We begin as always with the Weekend Viewing Picks and there are quite a few for this snowy weekend in Southern New England. Now to your links. National Michael Hiestand […]

Some Tuesday Links

Don’t have time to provide a full set of links today so I’ll give you what I’ve culled thus far. Some good stuff here. Some stories from this week’s Sports Business Journal. First, John Ourand reports that ESPN and MLB could butt heads over TV Everywhere streaming rights. ESPN has its model. MLB has its […]

Some Quick Sunday Links

I’m going to provide a few links for you since they’ve been lacking here over the last few days. We begin with Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deistch who talked with ESPN’s Brent Musburger who will call Monday’s BCS National Championship Game. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News talks with ESPN’s Chris Fowler about the BCS National Championship […]

Comcast Subscribers To Get Access To Watch ESPN App

Just received a joint statement from Comcast and the Walt Disney Company on a wide ranging distribution agreement for Disney networks including ESPN. Since this is a sports media blog, we’ll focus on the sports part of this agreement. Comcast subscribers will be able to access ESPN on their tablets through the Watch ESPN app. […]

Tuesday Linkage

Let’s do some links for today. Lots of stories and lots of stuff going on. From the NFL announcing the online streaming of Super Bowl XLVI to some mind blowing revelations about reporters, this has been an amazing day. It will call for some sports media thoughts later tonight. First the links. I’ll begin with […]

Let’s Do Some Sunday Linkage

Time for some Sunday links. I’ll also attempt some Sunday thoughts later. Todd Spangler of Multichannel News writes that Comcast has dropped a lawsuit against DirecTV over its NFL Sunday Ticket ad campaign. Tom Weir of USA Today explains how ESPN’s Dick Vitale got so angry at a sports radio talk show that he hung […]

The Friday Night Megalinks

I’ve been to Newton, MA and back, South Kingstown, RI and back and all over my hometown of North Kingstown, RI and all of this today. It’s time to do the megalinks and get them all done in one sitting. There’s the Weekend Viewing Picks for your sports and entertainment programming. National Sports Business Daily […]

A Few Late Night Links

Due to the fact that I had to go in and out of the office five times for various errands and meetings during the day, I was not able to provide linkage. And due to the fact that there are some good stories lingering, I don’t want to leave you without some links. So I’ll […]